Our Community, Our Children, Our Responsibility
By Keil, Tom
School Bond Timeline
In May 2012, Mulvane voters approved a school bond totaling $13.4 million. The bond was approved to address student safety and improvements in the district.
Work is underway on many of the projects. An estimated timeline for that work is given. Click here to view Project Timeline
School Bond Projects Progression
Progress on Munson Primary Storm Shelter
Preparing subgrade at the football field. This is where the new locker rooms will be placed.
Concrete is pumped for the floor slab that will be the new art and music rooms!
Steel joists arrived at Munson for the new addition and are ready to be installed. A crane is lifting the joists into place above the addition that will become the roof. Once joists are elevated and placed on the structure, workers will connect their bearing ends to the structural steel.
Construction is about to start at the Mulvane Grade School
3.4.13 First track practice on new track at Lyle Couch Stadium
The scenery around MPS is changing!
Dear Parents and Community Members,
Construction crews will begin renovations at Munson Primary school later this week. Crews will begin demolition on the exterior of the building removing concrete, awnings and preparing the site for the new addition. Construction will not take place inside Munson at this time.
This phase of the project includes modifications to the existing building which will provide additional classrooms for special education, improved safety, updated HVAC systems and storm shelters.
Safety is our main priority, so please remember to stay outside of the safety fencing at all times!
Please remind your children to do the same when school is in session and when school is closed.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as work continues to improve our schools for our students.
Lyle Couch Stadium Track Open Ã¢ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Phase 1 Complete
The painting contractor completed the work on the lines for the track. This completes Phase 1 of the renovations at Lyle Couch Stadium.
The School District allows public access to the new track during daylight hours when school events are not scheduled. Patrons are requested to use lanes 6, 7 and 8 for walking, jogging, or running. Ã¢ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂThe community has invested in this beautiful facility and we want everyone to enjoy it,Ã¢ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ said Superintendent Brad Rahe.
Patrons can access the track through the gate on the left side of the ticket booth. Ã¢ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂThe district asks that no skateboards, pets, rollerblades, bicycles or strollers be on the track,Ã¢ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ said Athletic Director Doug Evers. We also ask that patrons follow other posted rules such as no food, drinks, tobacco or sunflower seeds on the track.
We hope that everyone in the district takes pride in the stadium so it can provide many years of enjoyment.
Track is finished, stripes will be added next week!
Surface is prepped with polyurethane and then rubber surface will be spread over and adhere.
Work continues today on the final layers of the all-weather track at Lyle Couch Stadium.
Unloading goal posts
Installation of new air unit at Munson!
Laying concrete onto field
Parts from the old air conditioner at Munson
Asphalt on the Transportation Parking Lot
The old asphalt removed from the track was ground up and reused on this new lot for Transportation!
LOOK!! What do you NOT see?
The Munson portable building has been removed to make way for the new entrance!
Last light going up!
Using a crane to install lights.
Installing light bulbs.
Going up! Did you know the new lights are 80 feet high?
Getting ready to move it out!
Skirting and railing have been removed from Munson portable.
The track is almost complete.
And that my friends is asphalt!
Bigger, brighter, better - the new stadium lights have arrived.
Can you see the beginnings of a track? Remember the old track was cracked, worn and had only 6 lanes - the new track will be expanded to 8 lanes!!
Munson Primary Boiler Room - Before & After
The old boiler has been removed and new heating and air conditioning will be installed at Munson soon!!
More dirt work... can you believe this is Lyle Couch Field??
Update! Work continues on Lyle Couch Stadium.
Look!! Trees were transplanted from the stadium to the District Office.
Say goodbye to the portable building at Munson. This will be removed to make way for Munson's expansion.
Front of Munson Primary School - before
Starting dirt removal from football field
Home bleachers were removed and track removal begins
6/2/2012 - 6/8/12
Sod Fundraiser - Approximately 75 yards of sod were removed from Lyle Couch Field in 18 inch x 4 foot long sections. Donations were accepted to help with the cost of new Mulvane High School football uniforms.
The sod helped with lawn improvements across the district including Mulvane Grade School (photo below), Mulvane Middle School and Munson Primary School
Lyle Couch Field - Before renovations
The bond passed! Thank you for all your support!!
Watch here for bond progression information.
The Mulvane Chamber of Commerce Endorses May 8th School Bond.
Of the 31 School Districts located in our 4-county area, the Mulvane USD 263 mill rate is one of the lowest.
The cost of improving our schools will never be more affordable!
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Board of Education Votes to move forward with Bond
On Monday evening (January 23, 2012) during the Board meeting, the Mulvane Board of Education unanimously voted 7-0 to move forward with a $13,415,000 bond election. Registered voters in the Mulvane School District will have the opportunity to vote May 8th in a special election that will provide Mulvane students and the community with replacements and upgrades, provide for re-investment in the district's aging facilities, and provide for school safety improvements at Munson, Mulvane Grade School and the Middle School.
The district will be posting information about the bond election on this page and will also host a number of community informational meetings about the bond election on May 8th.