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August 21, 2015 

With September around the corner, I wanted to provide you with an update of the Bond construction. The vast majority of the projects are either on time or ahead of schedule! It has been a busy, busy summer for WPS!

The contractors will wrap up their work over the next few days and our maintenance crews can then put their finishing touches on each room.

Below is a summary of the work done thus far:

Boilers - New boilers were installed at Jefferson, Wilson, Washington, TLC, Garfield and Monroe. This also included new piping to each classroom at Monroe. This will allow for consistent temperatures throughout the winter.

Air Handlers - RHS now has rebuilt air handlers which will aid in delivering cleaner air to classrooms.

Pool Work - Broken tiles were replaced at RHS and WMS.

Coolers/Freezers - New coolers (refrigerators) and freezers were installed at RHS and WMS.

Roofs - Work has been completed to replace portions of the roof at Jo Brighton/Madison, Washington, RHS, Wilson and Monroe.


Security - Each employee will receive a new ID badge, that will also serve as a card to open outer doors

Cabling - 90% of the new cable has been installed, which will allow our computers to connect to the internet faster.


Windows - New windows have been installed at Garfield. Washington's windows were delayed and just arrived. Work will begin right away, and after school starts, will be done after 3 pm. The target date to have Washington ‘s windows finished is October 30, 2015.


Secure entrances - New doors have been installed at Garfield, Washington and Monroe. Jefferson's new office area will be completed by 8.25.15. The drawings for RHS' new doors/entrance have been completed and work will start this fall.

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Gym Fans - Two very large fans have been installed in the gyms of WMS and RHS. Wait until you see them!


Additions - The drawings for Washington's cafeteria and Wilson's auxiliary gym are in the process of being approved by the State of Michigan. We anticipate work being done by the beginning of February, 2016.

Stadium/Track/Tennis Courts - These projects will take place in the spring of 2016. This is a result of the bids coming in and contractors not being available until that time.

Stadium lights - These have been ordered and will arrive and be installed in early September. The same company that did the lights for the Tigers will be doing our field for the Bears!

Parking lot resurfacing/new parking lots - Our goal was to have the parking lots resurfaced after all the construction trucks were finished (so they would not ruin the new pavement). The repaving will take place this fall and the new lots will be installed in the spring (note: if at all possible, Jefferson's will be moved up to the fall).

It is disappointing that Washington's windows, the new parking lots, and the RHS field/track will not be done until later in the school year. By waiting, however, we will make sure the work is done well and all the needed materials will be on hand. The most gratifying part of all this work is it will make a tremendous difference to our students. Thank you for your patience as we wrap up the first phase of this work and I look forward to seeing you soon.


Catherine M. Cost, Ed.D.


         Wyandotte School Board Approves Bond Referendum Language


                                             Vote on $39.27 million bond set for Feb. 24, 2015

Wyandotte, MI - November 12, 2014 - The Wyandotte Public Schools Board of Education passed a resolution last night to approve the ballot language for a $39.27 million bond renewal. The funds will be used primarily for building updates and technology upgrades at the District's nine campuses. If this referendum passes, there will be absolutely no tax increase to Wyandotte homeowners. The election is set for Feb. 24, 2015.

If approved by voters, bond funds would be used to:

• improve instructional technology for student achievement

• add numerous security upgrades

• update aging schools and improve energy efficiency

• make needed facility additions to Wilson Middle School and Washington Elementary School

• repair and enhance athletic and extracurricular areas

The proposed bond will not change the current millage rate, so taxpayers will not see a change in their taxes.

Work on the project would begin immediately after bond approval and is estimated for completion by the fall of 2016.

Contact: Catherine Cost