PLCS Community Approves $109.9 million Bond Issue Tuesday, May 15, 2018

  • Tuesday May 15, 2018 represents a remarkable moment in Papillion La Vista Community Schools’ history. Residents from PLCS voted overwhelmingly in support of a $109.9 million bond. Not only was this the single biggest bond in PLCS history, but the margin of victory was also the largest. This bond will allow the District to address three priorities: enhancing the safety and security of existing buildings, expanding our schools to accommodate our growing student population, and building upon the greatness of our pre-existing facilities and programs.

    Construction Begins
    Planning, design work and construction started immediately after the voters approved the bond issue.  Knowing safety and serving a growing student population were the priorities, the architects immediately went to work on the planning and design of the new elementary, Anderson Grove Elementary and Papillion La Vista South High School. 

    Projects Underway
    Visitor Parking Lot at District Stadium - Currently under construction should be completed November 2018.

    New Elementary School – Currently under design, should begin construction winter of 2018

    • Located west of 120th and north of Schram
    • Will relieve overcrowding at Prairie Queen Elementary

    Click here to see the preliminary design plans for the new elementary school.

    Anderson Grove Elementary - Bids Approved on January 14, Construction beginning very soon!

    • Seven additional classrooms a new art & science room and a new Library.
    • Improve safety and security by closing classroom pod areas and adding controlled access entryway
    • Cafeteria expansion to include an additional entrée being served each day for lunch and the use of permanent ware instead of Styrofoam. 
    • Reconfiguration of the parking lot to allow for safer and smoother drop off and pick up.

    Click here to see the floor plans for Anderson Grove

    Papillion La Vista South High School – Currently under design, should begin construction spring of 2019

    • Additional classroom including 9th grade wing
    • Expansion of cafeteria
    • Flexible learning space added for fine arts and other classroom activities
    • Additional PE classroom space
    • Additional classroom area for STEM and the trades
    • Improve safety and security by adding controlled access entryway

    Click here to see the floor plans for Papillion La Vista South High School

    G. Stanley Hall Elementary - Currently under design, should begin construction spring of 2019

    • Major school renovation including expanding the physical size of older classrooms to same standard as newer schools.
    • Improve safety and security by closing open classrooms and adding controlled access entryway
    • Cafeteria expansion to include an additional entrée being served each day for lunch and the use of permanent ware instead of Styrofoam.

    Projects Completed

    • Land purchased for New Elementary School 

    Next Steps
    Papillion La Vista High School – full design should begin winter of 2018 with construction beginning Fall of 2019

    • Additional classroom including 9th grade wing
    • Expansion of cafeteria
    • Flexible learning space added for fine arts and other classroom activities
    • Additional PE classroom space
    • Additional classroom area for STEM and the trades
    • Improve safety and security by adding controlled access entryway and relocating main entrance to north side of school.

    Click here to see the floor plans for Papillion La Vista High School

    Carriage Hill Elementary - full design should begin summer 2019 construction beginning summer of 2020

    • Major school renovation including expanding the physical size of older classrooms to same standard as newer schools.
    • Improve safety and security by closing open classrooms and adding controlled access entryway
    • Cafeteria expansion to include an additional entrée being served each day for lunch and the use of permanent ware instead of Styrofoam.

    For a complete list of projects and construction timeline, click here.