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2019 Bond Original Commitments

Improved Safety, Security and Other Facility Needs

Original Bond Flyer Language: In the 2019 Bond, the Ephrata School District divided the long-term needs of the district into two phases. Phase I consists of the items below. Phase II will be reviewed in 2028-2029 when Parkway becomes eligible for state matching funds."

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The Commitment: Increased Safety & Security District-Wide

  • Improve and add lighting
  • Upgrade video systems, add keyless entry & auto locking doors
  • Install fencing to create a safety barrier for students & staff

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The Commitment: New Classrooms

  • Construct eight permanent classrooms to replace portables at Columbia Ridge Elementary. Also addresses long-range planning.

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The Commitment: Three New Multi-purpose Gyms

  • Multi-purpose gyms will be large enough to address current and future enrollment as well as co-curricular needs.
  • Build multi-purpose gyms at Columbia Ridge and Grant Elementary to accommodate PE, music, band and community events.
  • Build multi-purpose gyms at EMS to accommodate a weight room, PE locker rooms, a standard basketball court, bleachers & music.

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The Commitment: Enlarging Cafeterias

  • Remove music stages from Columbia Ridge and Grant Elementary cafeterias.
  • Enlarge and reconfigure cafeterias after relocating the music programs to the new gyms.

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The Commitment: Office Remodels

  • Remodel office spaces at Columbia Ridge and Grant Elementary to allow staff to have a direct line of sight to the front door & the ability to control entry into the buildings

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The Commitment: Performing Arts Center (PAC) and PAC Gym

  • Renovate existing PAC: Increase ceiling height, replace stage and rigging, upgrade to theater seating, add new entryway doors, upgrade sound and lighting along with control panels.
  • Remodel PAC gym area used for band & choir performance: Upgrade sound and lighting, new control panels, new seating and acoustical treatments, while maintaining the ability to house all current PE and athletic events.

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The Commitment: Roofs

  • Replace roofs with a 15-year roofing product to protect our schools' assets.