Community approves key piece of bond vision for Maize Schools
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Maize Bond 2015

Results are in, and we are pleased to share that our Maize Schools community has approved a key piece of our proposed bond plan that will create a safe and promising future for all of our students.

Voters' support will bring the following exciting projects to fruition:

  • tornado safe rooms and a Career and Professional Center at Maize High School.
  • a new Early Childhood Center.
  • a renovated and expanded Maize Middle School.
  • additions and improvements at Maize South High School, including a new fine arts storage addition and an expanded gym and cafeteria.
  • a new transportation facility.
  • roof replacements at various buildings.
  • technology and infrastructure improvements at various buildings.
  • athletic upgrades, including new locker rooms, stadium upgrades, all-weather playing surfaces, bleachers, lighting and equipment.

Now the hard - and exciting - work begins.

The district will work to select a construction at-risk manager to help projects run on time and on budget. Maize USD 266 had a good experience using such services to implement the 2007 bond projects.

Our architects will kick off the next phase of design work, and district grounds and maintenance employees will begin work on smaller improvement projects, such as some of our athletic upgrades.

As plans and construction schedules develop, Maize Schools will share out additional information.

Voters made their opinion known about the natatorium, voting Proposition Two down. Moving forward, Maize USD 266 will continue to work in partnership with the Greater Wichita YMCA to provide a pool space for our winning high school swimming teams. Maize Schools will need to revisit how swimming might fit into the district's long-term future curriculum vision.

To view the official Sedgwick County Election Office bond election results, please click here.

You can learn more about the bond vision by visiting our bond resource page at www.usd266.com/bond.

Wrapping up my final superintendent's message at the end of my six-year tenure here at Maize USD 266, I would like to thank our staff members, employees, parents and Maize Schools community for your dedication to and support of this great district. It has been my honor and privilege to be a part of this journey and to witness the countless inspirational student accomplishments and achievements. It will be my joy to witness as a supporter the great things Maize Schools has in store in the future.

Sincerely,

Doug Powers, Superintendent of Schools

dpowers@usd266.com


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