Built in 1983; Opened in 1985

The Richard Kane Elementary School was built on Shawnee Field in 1983 and opened in 1985, absorbing students from the old McKinleyJefferson, and Southview schools. Bartlesville's disastrous 1986 flood resulted in $40,318 damage at the new school. One classroom was added to Kane in a 1993 bond issue.

Richard Kane, after whom Kane Elementary is named, was born and raised in Bartlesville and served as the attorney for the board of education from 1947 into the 1990s. He passed away in 2009.

On April 30, 2007 a six-inch water pipe beneath the building, which fed the school's sprinkler system, burst. Classes were relocated to area churches from May 1-11 as the building was cleaned up. Over the next few months new carpet was put in throughout the building while cabinets, sinks and fixtures were installed as well. Old wallpaper was removed before the walls were newly textured and then given a fresh coat of paint.

In 2012 Kane was the only elementary school still using portables and a bond issue allowed for construction of an early childhood education pod similar to those built at Ranch HeightsWayside, and Wilson via a 2007 bond issue.

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Kane School in 1997

Kane School in 1997

Kane Signage

Kane Signage

Richard Kane

Richard Kane