PROMISE, PURPOSE, PROGRESS & SAFETY

PROMISE:  Proposition 1 is a $17.9 million no tax levy increase bond proposal for the continuation of capital projects across the district. The District’s long-term plan for facilities requires the use of capital improvement funds that will be made available through the passage of Proposition 1. Capital funds are limited due to the fact that 95% of the operational budget expenditures are committed to personnel, purchased services (i.e., utilities), and supplies.  

PURPOSE:  Funds generated by passage of Proposition 1 will be used for capital expenditures such as a major school addition to Zitzman Elementary, roofing and HVAC needs at multiple buildings, safety/security upgrades at all schools, technology upgrades, school buses, STEM labs, and other facility improvements.

PROGRESS:  The largest project is the expansion of Zitzman, which will include a beautiful new main entrance facing Indian Pride Drive as well as new kindergarten and first grade classrooms, a full size gymnasium, library expansion, a safe room used as a storm shelter, improved parking and safety and accessibility enhancements. All elementary schools will have improved ADA accessible playgrounds with rubberized surfaces.  Improved parking for Nike and Robertsville Schools and a full size track for Riverbend Middle School.

SAFETY:  All buildings will have secure vestibules installed that will include electronically controlled entry devices, secured windows and video monitoring.  The district will also install improved security measures with video monitoring.

Facility Master Plan: Riverbend & Zitzman

Prop 1 FAQ

Prop 1 Project List

PROJECTS BY SCHOOL

The project list was created through a collaborative process by the Facility Steering Committee, a group of parents, staff, students, and community members from each of our schools were represented.  The Facility Steering Committee recommended improvements to include secure entrances at each school.  These entrances would include an exterior and interior door with video surveillance systems to keep students and faculty safe.  Visitors are admitted through the exterior door and must check in with a staff member immediately upon entry before gaining access to the rest of the school.  Additional projects are listed by school below. 

Pacific High School

  • Secure foyer entrance

  • Library/STEM renovation

  • Additional parking

  • Baseball/softball field improvements

  • Upgraded security cameras

Riverbend Middle School

  • Secure foyer entrance

  • HVAC system replacement- PROJECT STARTED

  • Paved track

  • Recess area 

  • Upgraded security cameras

Pacific Intermediate

  • Secure foyer entrance- PROJECT STARTED

  • Science lab renovation

  • Upgraded security cameras

Coleman Elementary

  • Secure foyer entrance

  • Playground improvements including ADA accessibility- PROJECT STARTED

  • Upgraded security cameras

  • Office reconfiguration

Nike Elementary 

  • Secure foyer entrance

  • Additional parking and lighting

  • Renovate Library/STEM area

  • Playground improvements including ADA accessibility- PROJECT STARTED

  • Upgraded security cameras

Robertsville Elementary

  • Secure foyer entrance

  • Additional parking and lighting

  • Playground improvements including ADA accessibility - PROJECT STARTED

  • Upgraded security cameras

Truman Elementary

  • Secure foyer entrance

  • Additional lighting for parking

  • Renovate Library/STEM area

  • Playground improvements including ADA accessibility- PROJECT STARTED

  • Upgraded security cameras

Zitzman Elementary

***See conceptual rendering

  • Secure foyer entrance

  • Kindergarten and first grade classroom addition (8 classrooms)

  • Gymnasium addition

  • Playground improvements including ADA accessibility- PROJECT STARTED

  • Upgraded security cameras

Doris Hoffman Early Learning Center

  • Secure foyer entrance

  • Upgraded security cameras

District Level Items

  • School bus purchases- PROJECT STARTED

  • Technology upgrades

  • District storage

  • Maintenance building

If you have additional questions, call the MVR-III Central Office at 636-271-1400 or visit www.mvr3.k12.mo.us.

PROPOSITION 1 PROJECTS STARTED

We would like to say a sincere and big THANK YOU to our community for supporting the passage of the no tax levy increase bond issue. We are excited to begin work on the Proposition 1 project. Your continued support is appreciated. Stay updated on the progress of Proposition 1 project be visiting this page.

July 2021

Prop 1:  Project Started!

Another Prop 1 project is under construction this summer. The Riverbend Middle School HVAC system was in need of an upgrade for better ventilation and efficiency. Thanks to the citizens of MVR-III School District, a new 1.3 million dollar HVAC system is currently being installed. 

HVAC

Prop 1:  Project Started!

July 2021

On April 6, 2021, the Meramec Valley R-III voters approved the Proposition 1 no tax increase bond issue. One of the many Prop 1 projects started this month is the improved ADA accessible playgrounds with rubberized surfaces for the district’s five elementary schools. Site work is scheduled to begin during the month of July with the equipment planned to arrive in September. Playground projects are estimated to be up to one million dollars for the total project.

In early May of 2021, elementary principals met with stakeholders from their building to design a playground that best fit their school’s needs. The teams looked for ADA playground equipment and surfaces that would be accessible via ramps, barrier free travel routes, a range of accessible play options, and appropriate surfaces.  While each school’s current playground area is unique, individual schools worked to create a play experience where all children could be free to participate in the outdoor play areas.

We appreciate the voters' support on Prop 1 to allow MVR-III to upgrade playgrounds for all elementary schools. Some playground pieces being replaced date back to the 1970’s. The new playground structures and surfaces will be a great addition to all our elementary schools.

PLAYGROUND

Zitzman Elementary Draft Facility Plan