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Dear Saddle Mountain USD Parents and Community,

Thank you for your support of SMUSD’s 2019 bond election. We are grateful for our community’s support for our students and our schools.

These bonds will provide funding to build a new elementary school in the Tartesso development, with a likely completion date of July 2022.

There will be district-wide improvements to safety and security, HVAC replacements, technology improvements, painting, flooring replacement, and asphalt repairs. In addition, there will be some big improvements at specific campuses.

Tonopah Valley High School will have a new academic building with ten classrooms, an addition to the cafeteria, a remodel of the main office for increased security, creation of a lobby entrance to the gymnasium, and replacement of the football/soccer field turf.

Winters’ Well Elementary School will have a new academic building with eight classrooms, a two-classroom addition to the kindergarten wing, main entrance modifications for increased security, an expansion of the parent pick-up/drop-off lane, additional parking, new playground equipment with shade structures, courtyard improvements, and new field turf.

Ruth Fisher Middle School and the district office will have main office modifications for increased security.

The bonds also will provide for eight new school buses, replacing three old buses and expanding our fleet for student growth. Bus video cameras will have improvements. We will purchase four additional transit vans for transporting smaller groups of students. The bonds also include funds to purchase land for future school sites.

Planning for the bond election started two years ago when a committee of staff, parents, and community members prioritized projects based on an external needs assessment of every campus. The committee made recommendations to the governing board, which eventually became the scope of the bond election.

We are very appreciative of the work of this committee, our volunteers who supported the election, the leadership of our governing board, and the tremendous support from our community in support of the mission of the district to educate all students to become responsible, college-and-career-ready community members.