Coweta Public Schools seeks approval of $50.2 million bond issue
By John Dobberstein, Editor
Coweta residents will be asked to pass the largest school bond issue in the city’s history on Feb. 14, with physical improvements being proposed to address safety and growth issues.
The Coweta Public Schools wants to revamp school entrances in three buildings to create a single point of entry to improve security and safety.
Administrators also want to make the district more ready for severe weather through building storm shelters inside gymnasiums at Mission Intermediate Grade Center, Daniel P. Sloat Junior High and Northwest Elementary Schools. Mission was hit by an EF-1 tornado in 2021.
Additional classrooms will be added at sites to address growth. Supt. Max Myers said enrollment has been increasing at about 2-3% per year.
“The main thing we are trying to focus on with this bond is the safety and security of our students as well as building for growth,” Myers said.