Proposition S Facility Update Overview
We need your help to improve facilities across the entire Francis Howell School District! Vote YES on Prop S in the June 2 General Municipal Election. Proposition S is a no tax rate increase bond issue that will improve schools across the entire district.
This issue impacts 29 schools and over 17,000 students in our district. See an overview of how the funds generated by Proposition S will improve different facilities.
New Francis Howell North
The single biggest project in the CFMP and Proposition S is a new Francis Howell North High School. The new building can be built on the existing property, on the practice fields behind the current building. That would allow students to continue using the current building during construction, and help to minimize the impact on the educational environment. A new Francis Howell North is estimated to cost approximately $86 million, and is the largest single line item in the facilities master plan and in Proposition S.
The phase I addition at Henderson would include a dedicated gymnasium and eight additional classrooms, a new security vestibule, required ADA modifications, and inclusive playground and field updates.
Phase I budgets just over $9 million for renovations, replacements, and upgrades at Becky-David. The Proposition S work at Becky David includes electrical upgrades, a new safety vestibule, exterior and interior renovations and updates including a new roof, boiler loop replacement, plumbing upgrades, HVAC updates, a parking lot addition and renovations to the inclusive playground and activity fields.
Proposition S will add additional classrooms in the current cafeteria space and build a new cafeteria. We will also be able to renovate the interior and exterior of Fairmount, and make necessary ADA updates. We will also be able to expand and reconfigure the parent pick-up area and parking lot.
Proposition S will allow the district to renovate the interior and exterior of Barnwell, update plumbing and electrical systems, get rid of the portable buildings that are currently used for office space and storage, make necessary ADA updates, and resurface the old outdoor track.
Proposition S will allow the district to renovate the Hollenbeck exterior, kitchen, and loading dock. We would have the funds for interior updates, electrical upgrades, and be able to resurface the track.
Proposition S will allow the district to build a much larger auditorium that would also have a storm shelter to help keep our students and staff safe during severe weather. That new addition would also have more appropriate space for our band and choir programs. Prop S would provide the funds to build a dedicated wrestling room, and install new stadium bleachers and tennis courts. It would also allow us to expand the parking lot to better accommodate car and bus traffic.
Proposition S will allow the district to update the HVAC system, replace the parking lot and inclusive playground at Castlio, as well as pay for electrical upgrades and window replacements.
Proposition S will allow the district to replace part of the Central Elementary HVAC system and flooring, as well as pay for upgrades for the inclusive playground and fields.
Proposition S will allow the district to update the interior and exterior of Daniel Boone, replace parts of the HVAC and electrical systems, replace the leaking canopy, as well as pay for upgrades for the inclusive playground and fields.
Proposition S will allow the district to renovate the interior and exterior of Harvest Ridge as well as update the HVAC system. Prop S would also pay for upgrades to the inclusive playground and fields.
Proposition S will allow the district to update the HVAC system, parking lot, inclusive playground, and fields at Independence. As the population growth continues in this part of St. Charles County, Prop S would pay for eight additional classrooms and interior updates as well.
Proposition S will allow the district to update the HVAC system, inclusive playground, and fields at John Weldon. As the population growth continues in this part of St. Charles County, Prop S would also pay for an addition with 4-6 new classrooms.
Proposition S will allow the district to update the HVAC system, parking lot, inclusive playground, and fields at Warren. Prop S would also pay for interior and exterior building renovations as well.
Proposition S will allow the district to add a new parking lot and resurface the track, as well as make interior renovations and HVAC upgrades.
Proposition S would generate millions for interior renovations and HVAC upgrades at FHMS, as well as pay for track resurfacing.
Proposition S would generate millions for interior renovations and replacing the HVAC system at Saeger, as well as pay for a new roof and parking lot.
Proposition S would pay for a new HVAC system for FHC. It would also pay for a new parking lot, interior renovations including a major renovation of the auditorium, and a new softball field. Prop S would also fund important updates at all of the schools that feed into FHC.
Early Childhood Centers
Approval of Proposition S would fund safety vestibules at all three early childhood centers. It would also pay for HVAC updates and interior and exterior renovations at all three, and a new roof at EC-Central School Road.
Rounding out the bigger items in Phase I are the construction or purchase of a new Francis Howell Union, our alternative high school, construction of a new District bus garage, a District Learning Center, and miscellaneous plumbing and ADA upgrades.
Phase II Projects
After the completion of Phase I projects, the Phase II projects would include major renovations at Francis Howell Central, HVAC upgrades and interior renovations at most middle schools, classroom additions at Independence and John Weldon, and additional work at every school in the District totaling $68.6 Million.