Here's what Superintendent Mark Evans says about the bond:
To fulfill our promise to staff, students, parents and the Omaha voters, the district now needs to complete capital improvements at nine elementary buildings, two middle schools, all seven high schools and two alternative programs. Additionally, to alleviate capacity issues in northwest and south Omaha, five new buildings need to be built, four in south Omaha and one in northwest Omaha.
Also included in the Phase 2 plan are additions to five elementary schools and two middle schools to reduce and/or eliminate portable classrooms. The capital improvement work at existing schools identified in the Phase 2 plan has been rated as critical, potentially critical and/or necessary. Building the new schools and completing the work will require the approval of a $409.9 million bond by the taxpayers.
You can read more about it on the OPS website here.
Superintendent Evans, along with the OPS Board Member who represents the Dundee area, Ben Perlman, will hold an information session about the bond. It will be Saturday, April 21, from 9-11 am at Lewis & Clark Middle School. They will talk about what the bond issue will do and answer any questions from the audience.
Be an informed voter!