News Updates on 2016 Bond Issue Projects:
A 2016 bond issue is funding a variety of facility renovations at BHS for athletics and music extracurricular programs:
|Activity||Existing Issue||Bond Issue Solution|
|High School Band and Orchestra||9th-12th grade instrumental music programs are overflowing space built for grades 11-12||Reconfigure 1939 Phillips Field House (old gym) to provide two additional rooms for instrumental music classes.|
|High School Choir||9th-12th grade choir program is overflowing space built for grades 11-12||Renovate former Fine Arts Center Flex Lab into an additional choir ensemble room.|
|High School Physical Education, Wrestling, Pom, and Cheer||1939 Phillips Field House (old gym) not configured well for current uses; physical education locker rooms are inadequate, wrestling needs more room, pom and cheer need more appropriate practice spaces, etc.||Reconfigure 1939 Phillips Field House (old gym) to form better physical education locker rooms, larger wrestling room, dedicated high-ceiling pom room, and supporting offices.|
Reconfigure Bruin Activity Center (indoor practice facility) to provide dedicated high-ceiling space for cheer program and space for athletics weight training.
|High School Soccer, Track, Cross Country, and Tennis||Inadequate locker rooms||Reconfigure bottom level of Custer Stadium to provide appropriate locker rooms for boys and girls sports.|
|High School Track||The Doornbos track, built in 1988 with some edge and marking renovations in 2004, had a worn out surface that had to be replaced.||Track resurfaced by February 18, 2017.|
|High School Tennis||The five decrepit courts at BHS were the worst in the conference, with unsafe surfaces, inadequate seating, and too few courts for tournaments.||Five courts demolished. Six new courts with seating and grassy side area being constructed.|
|High School Softball||Softball field across town at Madison Middle School lacks a locker room; students travel across parking lots to use old lockers in Madison building.||The only new square footage in the bond issue is for an approximately 1000 square foot locker room at the softball field. This will not only be better for the softball players, addressing Title IX gender equity issues, but will free up space to allow Madison's locker rooms to be reworked to provide needed music practice and storage space.|
|High School Baseball||The district has been successfully operating and maintaining the stadium for over a year, while allowing other programs, including American Legion baseball, to use the stadium. The recent transfer of ownership from the city to the district will allow the district to capture lease revenue. The transfer of ownership has NOT increased operating costs for the district.||Minor repairs for the stadium.|
2014-2015 construction expanded the campus to serve grades 9-12 with additional classrooms, a cafeteria/commons area, and an area for a Freshman Academy with its own classrooms, library, office, and conference rooms.
The 2007 bond issue provided funding to:
The 2012 bond issue provided funding to:
$23 million, with over $1 million in private donations went for the Building on Excellence facility improvements at Bartlesville High School as it entered its seventh decade at the start of the 21st century.
The improvements came in several phases over the span of the bond issue. The last of the projects wrapped up in 2008.