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Safety and Security Initiative

Safety and security are our number one concerns at NPPSD.

The safety, security, and air quality for all students and staff are of utmost concern at North Platte Public Schools.  The Board of Education and school administration have evaluated all school facilities and have identified safety and security concerns at three facilities and air quality issues at three facilities.  The Board of Education and school administration consider improvements in these areas critical and purpose a continuation of funding through the current levy, pursuant to 77-3444 (2).  This levy override is for $0.045 for 5 years.  Patrons will not see a change in their current levy.

 

Facts

1. The safety, security, and air quality for our students, staff, and families are critical concerns for the district.

2. This levy of $0.045 will NOT change the current levy

3. This override will be for 5 years only

4. The public will be invited to open meetings to learn more  locations and dates TBD

 

Schools Identified with Safety and Security Needs

North Platte High School, Buffalo Elementary, and Jefferson Elementary

Schools Identified with Air Quality Improvement Needs

Eisenhower Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, and McDonald Elementary

Safety and Security

Buffalo Elementary

  • Year of Construction 1950’s
  • Concern – The main office is not located in the front of the building allowing for unsecured access to many areas of the facility before a visitor locates school personnel.  An additional concern is the flow of traffic and safety of students and families waking across North Buffalo Road.
  • Purposed Improvement – Increase safety and security by relocating the main office location near an existing door and re-routing the traffic flow to the side north side of the building.

Jefferson Elementary

  • Year of Construction 1950 for the first wing and 1970 for the addition
  • Concern - The main office is not located in the front of the building allowing for unsecured access to many areas of the facility before a visitor locates school personnel.
  • Purposed Improvement – Increase safety and security by relocating the main office location near the south of the building.

North Platte High School

  • Year of Construction 2003
  • Concern - The main office is not located in the front of the building allowing for unsecured access to many areas of the facility before a visitor locates school personnel.
  • Purposed Improvement – Increase safety and security by relocating the main office location near the north of the building.

 

Air Quality Improvements

Air Quality Improvements are defined as updates to HVAC systems as well as enhancements to doors and windows.  Maintaining constant temperatures, eliminating exposure to allergens, and avoiding open windows and doors will assist in the insurance of safe, healthy, and secure learning environments.  Three of our schools have been identified of needing these enhancements for our students, staff, and families who frequent the facilities: Eisenhower Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, and McDonald Elementary.

 

Timeline:

October:          Discuss with Finance Committee

November:      Present Proposal at Board Meeting

December:      Board of Education vote on Proposal

January:           Public Meetings – to be determined

February:         Public Meetings – to be determined

March:             Patron Vote - Mail in ballot

April:                To Be Determined

May:                 Primary Election