Abilene Facilities

Abilene School District Construction

"....our most precious national resource; our children, our future citizens”,

- Dwight D. Eisenhower. 

Bond Issue passed!

1210 - Yes

570 - No

Web Site Updated: 5-29-15

Eisenhower Elementary Renderings (a closer conceptual view of the building from all angles)

Aerial Rendering1.pdf
Aerial Rendering 2.pdf
Exterior Rendering 1.pdf
Exterior Renderings 2.pdf
Abilene High School Renderings (a closer conceptual view of the building from all angles)

Bidding Information

Private Web Sites: (semi-private web sites available for subcontractors and suppliers)


Informational Videos:   Kennedy/McKinley    Garfield     AMS   AHS

Who can VOTE?  Anyone in the Abilene School District Territory

Where to vote:  All Abilene wards will vote at the Civic Center 201 NW 2nd, Abilene
Buckeye, Cheever & Willowdale Townships will vote at The Lord's Chapel 2994 Main St, Talmage
Garfield & Lincoln Townships will vote at the Solomon City Building 116 W Main St, Solomon
Grant & Newbern Townships will vote at The Grant Township Hall & Fire Station 922 S Buckeye Ave, Abilene

Advanced Voting Begins:  March 12th, 2014 - USD435 Patrons may go to the Dickinson County Courthouse and vote in advance of the April 1st election.

Advanced Voting Process - IMPORTANT Voting Dates

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Bond Fact Sheet

Brochure Describing Project

Brochure with Financial Information

Eagle's "Our Town" - USD435 Bond Issue

Torey Berndt and Steve Schwarting - USD435 Bond Issue

NEW Eisenhower Upper Elementary (Music room is a safe room)



Abilene Middle School Renovations and Addition



NEW Front Entrance to Abilene High School on South West Corner of current building
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(New locker rooms would be additional safe rooms)






Timelinefor the Abilene School District's Facilities Study including steps thathave been taken and potential future steps.  Supporting documents areprovided including Board of Education meeting minutes.

►Step 1: Board Receives 6-4-12 Facility Study from Dr. Kent Steward (Facility Study(Dr. Stewart Response)

►Step 2: [8-22-12] BOE approves motion to Begin Master Plan Facilities Study with HTK Architects (BOE Minutes)

►Step 3: [12-10-12] Report from TRANE on Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing  (BOE Minutes) (/UserFiles/Servers/Server_321530/File/Trane.pdf)

►Step 3: Board Reviews Needs from Master Plan Process

Meeting 1 with Architect: [12-19-12] (BOE Minutes

Meeting 2 with Architect: [1-21-13] (BOE Minutes)     

Meeting 3 with Architect:  [2-4-13] (BOE Minutes)  

Meeting 4 with Architect:  [2-27-13] (BOE Minutes

Meeting 5 with Architect:  [5-8-13] (BOE Minutes

(Conceptual Drawings 1) (Conceptual Drawings 2) (Conceputal Drawings 3)

►Step 4: Citizen's Advisory Group (CAG)

Meeting 1: [6-28-13] Review of Needs from Master Plan including Conceptual Drawings and Stewart Study (CAG Meeting Minutes)  (Surrounding Community Mill Levy rates

Meeting 2: [July - August, 2013] Tours of the all schools including football stadium accompanied by Maintenance Director 

Meeting 3: [8-21-13] Information from Staff, Administration, Dr. Stewart, and Bond Consultants (Dr. Stewart Response) (Staff Survey)

Meeting 4: [9-11-13] Discussion to begin identifying needs (CAG Meeting Minutes) (Bond and Interest State Aid Table

Meeting 5: [10-2-13] Finalize plan to present to the BOE (CAG Meeting Minutes)

►Step 5: [10-11-13] Recommendation Presented to the BOE by Citizen's Advisory Group (Powerpoint) (Priorities)

►Step 6: [10-16-13] Board of Education Discussion in response to Citizens's Advisory Group Presentation (BOE minutes

►Step 7: [10-22-13] Approachthe City about their interest in supporting a Sales Tax Option on aballot  - City Disapproved resolution to research this proposal.

Step 8: BOE to Complete Master Plan (November 4, 2013) (AHS) (AHS Possible Future) (AMS) (New 4-5) (McKinley) (Kennedy)  (AHS-AMS-GradeSchool Possible Future)

10-30-13 BOE Meeting:  Minutes

Step 9: BOE to Discuss Resolution for a potential bond election (November - December, 2013)

11-11-13 BOE Meeting: Minutes

11-25-13 BOE Meeting: Minutes

12-9-13 BOE Meeting: Minutes

Step 10: 12-11-13 BOE Approves a Resolution for facilities upgrade engaging in a bond election.

►Step 11: Provide material tothe community about the proposal, offering forums, and otherinformational venues (December, 2013 - March, 2014)

►Step 12: Election (APRIL 1ST, 2014)

Step 13: BOND passes Programming with Staff begins

Step 14: Architectural Plans finalized and Bidding Process begins (June - December 2014)

Step 15: Begin building (January 2015)

►Step 16: Completion of all Project August 2016

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