District Updates

Avondale School District Strategic Updates

Developing a strategic plan for Avondale School District helps to identify the direction of the District within the framework of our mission and vision. It also outlines the goals, strategies, and actions to ensure the plan is implemented. Every year we actively work to implement the strategic plan in the classroom, around our buildings, and throughout the district. Explore the Avondale 2020 Strategic Plan & Progress updates below to view some of the ways we are taking action!

Avondale School District Bond Project Schedule, Progress & Completed Projects

On November 7, 2017, the Avondale School District Community approved a $30.7 million bond proposal that made it possible for the District to move forward with necessary infrastructure upgrades. These upgrades include enhancements to safety, security, and technology; as well as building operation upgrades, such as boiler and lighting replacements, that are designed to save the District money and provide return on investment. Technological advancements in areas like lighting, cooling, and heating have resulted in more energy-efficient equipment. Moving to upgrade to the more cost-effective equipment ensures that necessary improvements are made without impacting the operating budget that supports our classrooms.

  • Avondale High School

    Freight Elevator Addition Completed
    Auditorium Sound Board Completed
    Interior Renovations:
    • Serving Line Upgrades
    • Orchestra Pit
    • Field House Locker Room Renovations
    • Field House Mechanical Improvements
    • Corridor / Field House / Pool Lighting Improvements
    • Pool Equipment Improvements
    June 2019 - August 2019
    On schedule (bids awarded, contractors selected, completed by Labor Day)
    LMC / Collaboration Space Renovations May 2019 - August 2019
    On schedule (bids awarded, contractors selected, completed by Labor Day)
    Interior Renovations
    • Secured Vestibule
    • Scene Shop Equipment / Curtain Legs
    • Carpe Replacement
    • Mechanical Improvements
    • AHS Building Lighting Improvements
    • Technology Improvements
    June 2021 - August 2021
    Site / Parking Lot Improvements June 2021 - August 2021
    Interior Renovations:
    • Carpet Replacement
    June 2022 - August 2022
  • Avondale Middle School

    Bolier Replacement Completed
    Track Replacement June 2019 -  August 2019
    On schedule (project began on June 3, 2019)
    Interior Renovations:
    • Secured Vestibule
    • LMC / Collaboration Space Renovations
    • Technology Improvements
    • Mechanical Improvements
    • Carpet Replacement
    • Lighting Improvements
    • Locker Room Renovations
    June 2021 - August 2021
    Interior Renovations:
    • Carpet Replacement
    June 2022 - August 2022
  • Auburn Elementary

    Renovations:
    • Secured Vestibule
    • Office Renovations
    • Carpet Replacement
    • Mechanical Improvements
    • Lighting Improvments
    June 2020 - August 2020
    Playground Equipment Replacement June 2021 - August 2021
    Renovations:
    • Carpet Replacement
    June 2022 - August 2022
  • Deerfield Elementary

    Renovations:
    • Secured Vestibule
    • Restroom Remodel
    • Carpet Replacement
    • Mechanical / Lighting Improvements
    June 2020 - August 2020
    Playground Equipment Replacement June 2021 - August 2021
    Renovations:
    • Carpet Replacement
    June 2022 - August 2022
  • R. Grant Graham Elementary

    Renovations:
    • Secured Vesibule
    June 2019 - August 2019
    On schedule (bids awarded, contractors selected, completed by Labor Day)
    Renovations
    • Carpet Replacement
    • Mechanical / Lighting Improvements
    June 2020 - August 2020
    Playground Equipment Replacement June 2021 - August 2021
    Renovations:
    • Carpet Replacement
    June 2022 - August 2022
  • Woodland Elementary

    Renovations:
    • Secured Vestibule
    • Carpet Replacement
    • Mechanical / Lighting Imrovements
    June 2020 - August 2020
    Playground Equipment Replacement June 2021 - August 2021
    Renovations:
    • Carpet Replacement
    June 2022 - August 2022
  • Meadows Learning Center

    Renovations:
    • Separation Walls for GT Program
    June 2019 - August 2019
    On schedule (bids awarded, contractors selected, completed by Labor Day)
    Site Improvements:
    • Reconfigure South Parking Lot
    • Parking Lot Replacement
    • Playground Equipment Replacement
    June 2019 - August 2019
    On schedule (bids awarded, contractors selected, completed by Labor Day)
    Renovations:
    • Secured Vestibule
    • Carpet Replacement
    • Mechanical / Lighting Improvements
    June 2020 - August 2020
    Renovations:
    • LMC Renovations
    June 2021 - August 2021
    Renovations:
    • Carpet Replacement
    June 2022 - August 2022
  • Transportation

    Transportation Office Addition / Garage Renovation October 2018 - June 2019
    On schedule (bids awarded, contractors selected, completed by Labor Day)
    Site Improvements June 2019 - August 2019
    On schedule (bids awarded, contractors selected, completed by Labor Day
Woman giving a presentation to board members Teacher talking to student

Recap of Bond Progress to Date

Great progress was made during the summer of 2018. Work was completed on upgrades to technology infrastructure that included the replacement of network switches, installation of a new district-wide phone system, as well as the replacement of the Avondale Middle School boilers. We've also been able to complete installation of the freight elevator in the high school field house and upgraded security cameras in all buildings. The number of cameras was increased around the district, as well as adding functionality that allows local law enforcement to monitor our buildings in the event of an emergency. Additionally, 45 classroom projectors were replaced, along with the PA systems at Deerfield Elementary and Woodland Elementary. Tech devices for Project Lead the Way at Avondale High School and Avondale Middle School were purchased, as were four new school buses.

By Labor Day 2019, additional projects were completed including, interior renovations at the high school, high school media center renovation, middle school outdoor running track, transportation office addition and garage renovation, the R. Grant Graham Elementary secured vestibule, and parking lot and playground equipment at Meadows Learning Center.

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