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. 

    Completed projects

    • Visitor Parking Lot at District Stadium - Completed March 2019
    • Land purchased for a possible 3rd high school

    Projects Underway

    Carriage Hill Elementary - The full design began during winter of 2019. 

    During the April 13, 2020 Board of Education Meeting, the board approved of a bid of $5.9 million by DR Anderson Constructors Co. to do the renovation work on Carriage Hill Elementary. Work is expected to being May 2020. 

    The project includes:

    • 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.

    Click here to see the preliminary design plans for Carriage Hill Elementary School. 

    New Elementary School – Currently under construction, expected completion is Fall of 2020

    • 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, 2018. Construction started summer of 2019.

    • 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 –  At the January 13, 2020 BOE meeting, the BOE approved of $2,216,650 from Ronco Construction to build a new parking lot to better facilitate a smoother drop off and pickup as well as making parking easier for students.

    On March 25, 2019, the BOE approved of a bid of $18,875,000 from MCL Construction for the PLSHS addition and renovation project. At the same meeting, the BOE approved of bid of $141,066 from Midwest Tennis and Track Company for the PLCS District Stadium Track Resurfacing. 

    The 9th grade wing and STEM addition are currently under construction.

    Other projects included in the addition/renovation project include:

    • 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 construction.

    • 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.

    Papillion La Vista High School – Construction bids for Papillion La Vista High School were approved during November 11, 2019 BOE meeting. Prairie Construction was approved to do the work for the renovation/addition project for $21,721,000.  At the January 13, 2020 BOE meeting, the BOE approved of the bid of $911,111 from Prairie Construction Company to build six new tennis courts, a new parking lot with lighting and a storage shed. The courts will be located on the north side of Carey Street where land was purchased from Wildewood Christian Church.

    The tennis courts were moved at the end of 2019 to make way for the STEM addition.

    Other projects included in the renovation/addition project include:

    • 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

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