From Administration

The Board of Education approved last week to place a question on the November election ballot to sell 15.2 million dollars in bonds. This process began over a year ago with listening sessions throughout the district. I, along with other administrators and Board of Education members, offered opportunities for our community to provide input into possible solutions to accommodate continued growth. District growth is continually evaluated through the use of a long range Facilities Master Plan. Select projects had been on the plan for several years. It is the goal of the district first and foremost to provide quality space for student learning. Administration tracks continued growth and subsequently plans to accommodate student populations prior to a point of a facilities operational capacity. Some district buildings have served Willard students for generations. An example of this is North Elementary which was originally constructed in 1953. North has experience 5 different classroom additions. The last bond issue was approved in 2006 with several projects including the construction of Orchard Hills Elementary. Since 2006 Willard Public Schools has grown by over 800 students! The following projects were approved by the Board of Education to be placed on the ballot.
  • Renovation of North Elementary including the addition of new entry space
  • Renovation of Willard Intermediate School including a classroom addition
  • New Willard High School Multipurpose Building
  • New classroom addition to Willard Orchard Hills Elementary
  • Replacement of athletic track surface and addition of artificial turf at the Willard Football Stadium
  • New Tennis Court facility located on the High School campus
  • Purchase of property for future district use

I am excited about the potential for these projects. The slate will provide for new programs and learning opportunities, as well as room for continued student growth. Stay tuned to next weeks Pride so that I may elaborate on each of the projects and share specifics on the financial impact to the district and community patrons.

Have a great Labor Day weekend!

Dr. Kent Medlin
Superintendent

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