June 2022 Update

Although the wet weather has slowed work, additional progress is being made on the track and turf. The project is currently on track for fall use of the facility.

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Spring 2022 Update

Spring is here and the stadium turf project is in full swing. A temporary construction access road has been created from the bus lot to the field. Soil has been removed from the field. Work can now begin on the infrastructure to support the new turf field.

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Planning for all bond projects has begun! The extensive planning and equipment purchasing for the heating and cooling upgrades has started. This is expected to be a long process with all of the permitting, ordering and architect work it will take to get it just right. In the mean time, smaller projects that can be completed more quickly are taking shape, ranging from a roof fix at the High School to a long needed maintenance building and the new turf field and track will be getting underway soon. Below is a rendering of the most visible project being planned, which should be starting as soon as the frost lifts at the stadium.

Voting Results

On November 2nd, DeWitt voters accepted the DPS Bond Proposal. 71% of the vote was for the proposal. Over the next 6 years our aging buildings will be addressed (the major focus of this bond) as well as individual projects to improve educational technology, athletics, arts and extracurriculars. Thank you DeWitt Community for your ongoing support.

Cost Breakdown

As we look to the future of DeWitt Public Schools, the Board of Education is asking the community to consider a bond proposal on the election ballot Tuesday, November 2, 2021 for district-wide improvements to address identified and ongoing issues.

If approved by voters, this bond proposal would generate $66,000,000 with no projected increase in taxes to property owners over the 2021 levy. These dollars would be spent gradually over the course of six years to address facility and site issues.

Updates and Information

Bond Community Forum September 27, 2021

Meeting Handout/Slideshow

9-27 Bond Forum

Meeting Video Recording

Please note that at minute 7:06 of this recording, Dr. Spickard references the 20 year plan, which as correctly stated on the slide, is actually a 10 year plan.

Planning Meeting Information May 2021

Meeting Video Recording

Meeting Handout/Slideshow

DeWitt Bond Presentation Final - Widescreen