The Clifton Independent School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to call a bond election to be held May 10, 2014. The election, totaling $23.3 million, includes the construction of an entirely new Clifton Elementary School as well as a 750-seat auditorium addition at the high school. This bond will address an aging campus for grades Pre-K through 5 that is not compliant with current Texas Education Agency standards and provides for the addition of performance space at the middle and high school level. This bond package was developed by a citizens’ bond steering committee consisting of local citizens, business leaders, parents and school staff. The committee met, studied the district’s current educational facilities and worked to develop a bond package.
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WHAT'S PROPOSED
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New Elementary School ($18,130,000)

A new Clifton Elementary School to replace the existing elementary school building:
CURRENT FACILITY
• Many classroom sizes and core spaces are below Texas Education Agency (TEA) size requirements

• Has met its functional student capacity, requiring programs to be housed in portable buildings

• Does not meet current building, electrical and fire code regulations and handicap accessibility requirements

• Electrical infrastructure cannot support current classroom technology without major electrical renovations • Building systems, such as HVAC, plumbing, roof and windows have exceeded their life expectancy • Limited parking and insufficient space for bus and parent drives create traffic congestion • Drainage challenges exist PROPOSED NEW FACILITY • An energy-efficient, two-story facility with a capacity of 600 students to be built on the site of the existing elementary campus • Classrooms for grades Pre-K through 5 that meet state size requirements, with capabilities to support current and future classroom technology • Art lab, music room, and library-media center with computer lab • Gymnasium, playgrounds, cafetorium and kitchen • Ground floor storm shelter with controlled entry vestibule and card reader access system for campus safety and security • Separate drives for bus and parent traffic • On-site parking for staff and visitors

New Auditorium ($5,170,000)

A new auditorium addition at the High School:

• New 750-seat auditorium 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 insufficient seating to accommodate attendees • UIL regulation sized venue that will allow for hosting of One Act Play competitions and band competitions • Performance lighting and sound equipment • Dressing rooms and prop and scenery storage • Utilized for staff development, school-wide assemblies, and graduation • Available for community use • Additional required parking

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