WHAT'S PROPOSED

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CURRENT FACILITY

CONDITIONS

A New Elementary School to replace the existing 75 year-old elementary school building: $22,200,000

Current Elementary Facility

• Major building systems such as electrical, heating and cooling, plumbing, and roof have exceeded their life expectancy and are in need of replacement

• Present facility does not meet current building codes or handicap accessibility requirements

• Limited parking and insufficient space for bus pick-up and parent pick-up causes traffic congestion during school dismissal

• Classrooms that do not meet the square footage standards of the Texas Education Agency (TEA)

o Current library is 1,188 sq. feet or 40% below TEA standard of 3000 sq. ft.

o Current computer lab, housed in converted classroom, is 312 sq. ft. below TEA standard of 900 sq. ft.

o Current First grade classrooms are 212 sq. ft. below TEA standards

o Current PK classrooms are 149 sq. ft. below TEA standards

o Current Second grade classrooms are 112 sq. ft. below TEA standards

 

Proposed New Elementary Facility

  • A two-story facility to serve up to 600 students in Grades Pre-K through 5
  • Ground floor storm shelter for increased safety
  • Cafetorium for elementary assemblies and special presentations
  • Music Room adjacent to Cafetorium for musical/theatrical productions
  • 50% increase in square footage of Art Room
  • All classrooms under single roof; Music and two Pre-Kindergarten classrooms are currently housed outside of main building
  • Restrooms located inside the classroom for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten grades
  • Adequate parking for staff and visitors
  • Separate roadways for bus traffic and parent traffic
  • Card reader door access for added security
  • Lockers and built-in cabinets for increased classroom storage
  • Built-in teacher desk/computer station
  • Medium cost interior package

o 1 ½ walls of cabinets in the classrooms

o Ceramic tiles on hallway walls

o Carpet tiles in classrooms

 

The location of the proposed new elementary school campus will be built on land adjacent to the middle school and high school, uniting the entire district and allowing for collaboration participation in special programs such as music, band, choir, art and PALS.

 

The two-story facility will house the younger students in grades PK-2 on the first floor and the older students in grades 3-5 on the second floor.

 

The elementary school will include a competition size gymnasium, allowing
the high school students to have an additional practice facility to utilize before or after school.

A New Auditorium to replace 60 year-old Bettis Auditorium: $5,100,000

New Auditorium Facility

• Built to specifications of University Interscholastic League for One Act Play performances

• Seating capacity of 750 attendees for band concerts, competitions, and theatrical productions

• Would be the only facility of its kind in Bosque County

• Venue for Baccalaureate and Graduation ceremonies

• Utilized for staff development, school assemblies, and student testing center

The proposed auditorium will accommodate 750 attendees and will give students a place to showcase the District’s Fine Arts performances, including band and theater.

 

Currently, there is no auditorium at the high school and band concerts and other performances take place in the cafetorium, which has inadequate seating.

 

Since the proposed Clifton ISD auditorium will have the largest capacity of existing venues, it will be available for rent by organizations, associations, and individuals of the community.

Property Acquisition, Road Construction,

and Parking Improvements: $700,000

TOTAL BOND PROPOSAL: $28,000,000

 

 

 

 

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