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 are providing funding to build a new elementary school in the Tartesso development, with a planned completion date of July 2022.
We have completed numerous district-wide improvements to safety and security, HVAC replacements, technology improvements, painting, and flooring replacement, with more projects coming, such as parking lot asphalt repairs.
Tonopah Valley High School has a new academic building with ten classrooms, an addition to the cafeteria, a remodel of the main office for increased security, and a replacement of the football/soccer field turf.
Winters’ Well Elementary School has 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. We will also be completing roadway improvements on Buckeye Road in front of the school to add a left-turn lane and a right-turn deceleration lane.
Ruth Fisher Middle School and the district office had main office modifications for increased security.
The bonds also provided for new school buses, replacing old buses and expanding our fleet for student growth. Bus video cameras have been improved. The bonds also include funds to purchase land for future school sites.
Planning for the bond election started in 2018 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.