May 11, 2021, was a momentous day in the life of Edmond Public Schools. For the 60th time since 1959, citizens passed two bond issues to invest in students and schools. This unprecedented level of support is one of the reasons Edmond remains one of the most sought-after school districts in the state. 

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The total amount of the bonds was $65M. The bonds were needed to construct school additions, purchase land for future schools in fast-growing areas and make repairs and upgrades to existing facilities.

Major Projects in the 2021 Bond Proposals

  • Classroom additions at Redbud Elementary and Scissortail Elementary

  • Construction of a new media center at Cross Timbers and renovation of the old media center into classrooms

  • Renovations and upgrades at older schools (those built before 1990). Northern Hills, Sunset, Ida Freeman, Orvis Risner, Charles Haskell, Chisholm, Russell Dougherty, Will Rogers, and Clegern

  • High School additions and renovations – North competition gym, Santa Fe, and Memorial classroom additions

  • Parking improvements at 11 different schools

  • Technology

  • Curriculum and equipment

  • Land for additional schools

  • Roofing, HVAC, flooring

  • Expansion of the FFA facilities (ag mechanics)

  • Transportation equipment

Bond Proposition #1 $63,700,000

School Additions: Construct classroom additions to Redbud Elementary and Scissortail Elementary.  $8,000,000

Technology:  Purchase and install computers, digital devices, software, wireless networking equipment, phone systems, and technology support services.  $7,500,000

School Improvements: Improve/upgrade cabinets, doors, restrooms, ceilings, and lights at the following elementary schools: Northern Hills, Sunset, Ida Freeman, Orvis Risner, Charles Haskell, Chisholm, Russell Dougherty, Will Rogers and Clegern.  $5,500,000

HVAC: Improve or replace HVAC systems at Sequoyah Middle School, Russell Dougherty Elementary School and Santa Fe High School $5,000,000

Parking Lots/Roads: Construct, and/or resurface existing parking lots and access roads at the following elementary schools: Chisholm, Northern Hills, Angie Debo, Orvis Risner, Russell Dougherty, West Field, Charles Haskell as well as at Summit and Cheyenne Middle Schools and Memorial and Santa Fe High Schools. $4,750,000

Curriculum and Equipment:  Purchase fine arts and athletic equipment for secondary schools, library/media center books, software subscriptions, instructional equipment, child nutrition and operations equipment, and school support vehicles.  $4,650,000

Purchase Land: Buy land for the site of a new elementary school and purchase properties to expand selected school sites as needed. $4,500,000

North High School: Renovate the Siberian gymnasium. $3,500,000  

Memorial High School: Construct freshman academy classroom addition/storm shelter and renovate the industrial arts building. $3,200,000

Santa Fe High School: Construct classroom addition, renovate freshman academy. $3,150,000

Roofing: Replace roofs of Russell Dougherty Elementary and Santa Fe High School.  $3,000,000

Cross Timbers Elementary Media Center: Construct a new media center and renovate the former media center into classrooms. $3,000,000 

Classroom Furnishings: Purchase student desks, and chairs. $2,000,000

Playgrounds: Improve playgrounds as needed with new equipment and impact materials. $2,000,000 

FFA Facilities:  Construct a new building for Ag Engineering and Mechanics. $1,400,000

School Security: Improve/upgrade security to include electronic security & door control devices, student/staff photo ID badges and card reader systems, and video surveillance camera systems.   $750,000

School Flooring: Replace flooring as needed at Ida Freeman Elementary, West Field Elementary, and Centennial Elementary. $700,000

Marquees and Directional Signage: Update or replace existing marquees and exterior school signage.  $700,000

Gymnasium Flooring: Replace gymnasium flooring at the following elementary schools: Chisholm, Ida Freeman, Cross Timbers, and John Ross. $400,000 

Bond Proposition #2


Transportation Vehicles: Purchase small and large buses and high-capacity sport utility vehicles. 

Information on 2021 bond election as required by the 2017 Bond Transparency Act.Bond Transparency 2021.03.26


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