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Bearcat News
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Progress is underway at Dexter Public Schools.  

The Dexter School Bond passed on Tuesday, April 4 with 77.3% of Yes votes for Proposition K.I.D.S. and as promised after the election, work has quickly begun within two weeks of the bond passing.  

Below is a breakdown of the projects that will be completed over this summer.  Many of the projects will be completed with the exception of construction at Central Elementary and Southwest Elementary School.  The construction on these two facilities will continue into the next school year. 

Projections estimated to be complete by the 2019/2020 school year:   

T.S. Hill Middle School

  • Expansion of the kitchen and cafeteria and new rooms for music, choir and band.
  • More parking and new drainage flow in front of the school.

High School

  • Upgrading the AG building to include new welding stations and an additional 2,800 square feet of space.
  • Face-lift to entire building with new doors and windows.
  • Auditorium face-lift will see new lights and sound systems as well as new seats and ADA-compliant seating.
  • New lobby and cafeteria expansion.

District Wide

  • Modify existing facilities to create secure, one-point entry systems with state-of-the-art fob-entry key-less systems.
  • Roof replacements over much of the campus.
  • Replace the six-lane track with MSHSAA-regulated eight-lane track and lower football bleacher replacement.
  • New ADA-compliant restrooms and concession stand at the stadium. A new two-story building would feature locker rooms in the lower level and a concession area in the top.
  • New junior high and high school football locker rooms, along with storage for tennis, track and football.
  • New synthetic football turf.

Projects that are estimated to take one year for completion.

Southwest Elementary

  • Addition of six classrooms. Four classrooms for preschool to serve 4, 5-year-old students.
  • Added access to One Mile Road for safer pickup and drop-off of students.

Central Elementary

  • Building a new gymnasium and two classrooms for art and music.