Bond Development 2023

2023 Bond Proposal Development

In the fall of 2022, Sapulpa Public Schools began a series of community and district meetings to help develop a potential 2023 bond proposal to fund the building of a new Junior-Senior High School.

Following the meetings, which include interactive feedback and surveys from teachers, parents, students, city and county leaders, and community members, SPS administration and an appointed committee which includes a financial consultant, will put together a completed bond proposal resolution. That resolution will be considered by the Sapulpa Public Schools Board of Education, which will vote on it and decide when a bond issue should go before voters.

Another community meeting will be held in December.

We welcome your input and questions! If you have feedback about the 2023 bond issue development, please email [email protected]

Please visit one the following news items for more information about the 2023 bond proposal:

Third community meeting held on bond development process
It was the third in a series of long-range planning meetings held during the fall 2022 semester.

Superintendent Rob Armstrong meets with students about future bond proposal
Mr. Armstrong is gathering feedback from students in all grade levels as Sapulpa Public Schools moves toward a bond issue for a new high school.

Construction management firm named for proposed bond project
The SPS Board of Education approved Nabholz Construction Services to oversee the proposed junior senior high school project.

Second community meeting held on proposed bond
Sapulpa Public Schools held an interactive meeting to generate feedback on a bond proposal for a new high school. 

Community meets to discuss long-range bond plan
This was the first in a series of special meetings to discuss long-range planning of the potential 2023 bond issue.

Firms chosen to lead new high school project

During their regular August meeting, the Sapulpa Public Schools Board unanimously approved awarding architectural services related to the design, bidding, and construction of the new Junior/Senior High School project.

Ian Kilpatrick of DLR Group Students attended the meeting
Left, Ian Kilpatrick from DLR Group presented building ideas. Right, students, including SHS senior Riley Groves, attended the second long-range planning committee meeting and provided input.

CFO Kenda Terrones Rob Armstrong
Left, Kenda Terrones, SPS Chief Financial Officer, and right, Superintendent Rob Armstrong, spoke to the group at the long-range planning committee meeting in October.

Donia Doudican Johnny Bilby
Left, Donia Doudican, SPS Exec. Director of Teaching and Learning, discussed grade configuration. Right, Assistant Superintendent Johnny Bilby, gave an update on construction management firm selection at the long-range planning committee meeting in October.

Former Supt Dr Mary Webb Input polling via mobile app
Left, former SPS Superintendent Dr. Mary Webb, and right, SPS counselors, are attending the series of long-range planning committee meetings.

students attended the meeting School board members Wayne Richards, Steve McCormick and Larry Hoover
Left, 8th grader Ramiyah Bruner, and right, SPS school board members Wayne Richards, Steve McCormick and Larry Hoover, heard ideas on the 2023 bond development and provided feedback at the long-range planning committee meting in October.

Q&A session SHS principal Seth Shibley
Left, Instructional Technology Coordinator Carla Cale and right, SHS principal Seth Shibley, are attending the series of long-range planning committee meetings.

Long Range Planning Cmte Reed-DLR Group meets with SPS Adminstration
Left, Supt. Rob Armstrong addresses the crowd at the first long-range planning committee meeting in September. Right, over the summer, principals Seth Shibley (SHS), Dru Dixon (Sapulpa Jr. High), and Ashley Tselee (Bartlett Academy) join Supt. Armstrong and Assistant Supt. Johnny Bilby to brainstorm with DLR Group and Reed Architecture and Interiors.

Construction Management Firm Nabholz Amber Beverlin of DLR Group, David Reed of Reed Architecture & Interiors
Left, (L to R) Michael Feamster, Nabholz, President, Southwest Region; David Reed, Principal, Reed Architecture & Interiors; Darrell Sowers, Nabholz, Construction Superintendent), were approved by the SPS Board of Education as the construction management team for the future project. Right, Amber Beverlin, Principal, DLR Group and David Reed, Principal, Reed Architecture and Interiors, represented the architectural groups approved by the Board of Education to design the future junior-senior high school.

Teachers meet with architectural firms to give input on bond development
Sapulpa High School and Junior High teachers initially met for a brainstorming with Reed Architecture and Interiors and DLR Group during professional development in February, 2022, to share what they would like to see in a new campus.

Reed and DLR met with teachers again in September, 2022, during a professional development workshop. They were able to hone their ideas and talk specifically about their needs and visions for a new junior high-high school.

Teachers broke into separate discussion groups by department, including art, music, athletics, agriculture, media/library, and subjects such as STEM, foreign language and English, so they could focus specifically on departmental objectives for a new building.

Throughout the Fall 2022 semester, teachers and departmental groups continued to meet individually with architects to discuss the future project.

Sapulpa Public Schools Superintendent Rob Armstrong says it is absolutely critical to involve our teachers, administrators, students and community throughout the bond development process.

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