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Warren Elementary School

WarrenFrontThis 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  • Upgrades outdated communication systems in all elementary schools and 2 middle schools.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 Warren Elementary School

Renovation:

  • Renovate 17,500 square feet of existing school and construct 30,000 square feet of additional space
  • Renovation of all existing spaces within the school
  • New construction includes gymnasium/multipurpose space, library, 12 classrooms, technology laboratory and related restrooms, halls, /mechanical space, etc.
  • Construction of a single point entry to include the administrative office to enhance safety and security
  • Includes all site improvements (playground, parking, fields, landscape, student loading, bus loading, etc.)
  • Includes access control and video monitoring

Capacity:

  • Building Capacity – 450 Students
  • Projected Student Enrollment – 400+ Students

Utility:

  • Utility improvements include wastewater treatment and fire suppression system
  • Utilize existing wells and water treatment system

Post Construction:

  • Removal of abandoned school structure and reuse or sale of music building

Estimated Project Cost: $11,000,000

Estimated Completion Date: September 2018

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