Quapaw meeting March 29 on $3.5 million school bond

Quapaw Meeting March 29 On 35 Million School Bond
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QUAPAW, Okla. – Quapaw residents will be deciding on a $3.5 million school bond on April 5, 2022. The Board of Education is inviting the public out this evening for a meeting to discuss the bond.

Quapaw COMMUNITY MEETING

The Quapaw School District will be discussing the project this evening, March 29, at 6:30 pm. It will take place at the Quapaw Elementary School Library. The district invites everyone to attend.

School Bond Project

According to the school district, money will be used for:

  • constructing, equipping, repairing and remodeling school buildings,
  • acquiring school furniture, fixtures and equipment,
  • and acquiring and improving school sites.

The school bond would mean an annual tax for residents within the school district. The ballot does not lay out an amount for the tax. But according to Superintendent of Schools David Carriger, it would be about a 14 mill increase. For every $100 that you pay in property tax, he says you’ll see an increase of $1.66 per month.

According to the school, the bond election will include the following projects:

  • Roof Replacement at the Elementary School.
  • Safe Room at the Elementary School consisting of 2 classrooms, a music room and a small bank of restrooms. The portable classrooms will be removed. The tornado shelter will hold approximately 500 occupants.
  • Restroom renovation in the Student Center and adding a small set of restrooms at the Middle School.
  • Bleacher Addition on the north side of the Main Gymnasium. This will allow additional seating for music programs, assemblies and activities.