STEELE CREEK NEWS
Board to Show Support for Olympic Improvements
2007) The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board is expected to discuss
several options for a 2007 school bond package. Two of the options include
renovations and upgrades to the Olympic High School stadium and
track that had been included in the failed 2005 bond referendum.
According to and
article in today's
Option 1 includes the top 33 priorities that are in the current
proposal. Among the projects in this $403M package are roofing
improvements at Olympic High School.
Option 2 ($466M) adds projects from the failed 2005 bond, including
improvements to the
stadium and track at Olympic.
Option 3 ($500M) goes deeper into the the 10 year list and
continues to include the Olympic roofing, stadium, and track.
Option 4 ($509M) goes deeper into the 10 year list but drops the
stadiums and tracks.
All four options also
include three new elementary schools in Steele Creek (in Berewick,
in the Red Fez Club Road/Palisades area, and at the corner of Hamilton
Road and Smith Road).
The Board of
Education will discuss these options and possibly vote at its next
meeting on Tuesday, April 24. The meeting begins at 6:00 P.M. at the
Government Center Meeting Chamber. The meeting is open to the public
and can be viewed on CMS-TV Cable Channel 3.
CMS weighing 4 hefty bond plans by Ann Doss Helms
(Charlotte Observer, April 21, 2007). You may also view lists of
projects covered under each option at
Bond options: Is your school on the list?
Once the School Board approves a bond package, the Mecklenburg
County Board of County Commissioners will decide whether to put the
bond on the November ballot.
Please contact school board members to let them know the Steele
Creek community supports Olympic High School. E-mail addresses are
Board of Education Home.