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Broadwater Elementary School

broadwaterThis Elementary Bond Proposal takes a big step forward to address urgent facility needs in the Helena School District. It’s an exciting time for our community to create a legacy of quality schools for current and future generations of Helena students. If approved by the voters this June 18, 2015, the $70 Million bond will impact every elementary school with improvements in safety, technology and educational adequacy reaching all 3,400 students in grades K-5.

How do elementary students benefit from the bond?
  • Improves all elementary facilities reaching 3400 students
  • Provides safer learning environments in all elementary schools
  • Updates technology at all elementary schools to improve learning opportunities for every student.
  • Keeps kids in a school closer to home and reduces time on the bus.
What does the Bond do in each elementary school?
  • Constructs, improves or renovates every elementary school.
  • Provides security and technology upgrades at all elementary facilities.
  • Upgrades outdated communication systems in all elementary schools and 2 middle schools.
How were the project costs determined?

The bond includes funds to pay the costs of designing, constructing, improving, renovating, equipping, and furnishing schools in accordance with the Helena School District Educational Facility Guidelines.

What is happening at Broadwater Elementary School

Renovation:

  • Renovate approximately 5000 square feet of existing space and construct additional 3500 square feet of space
  • Renovated spaces include conversion of library to special needs/ functional life skills area, and the conversion of two lower level classrooms to library/technology lab
  • New space includes three new classrooms
  • Renovation of main entry to create a direct line of supervision for safety and security
  • This project includes fire suppression system expansion, access control and video monitoring

Capacity:

  • Building Capacity – 352 Students
  • Projected Student Enrollment – 270+ Students

Estimated Project Cost: $2,300,000

Estimated Completion Date: September 2018

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