2014 Bond Program (Phase 1)

  • The 2014 bond issue covered the scope of work outlined in Phase 1 of the 2014 Facilities Capital Plan and was a result of the District’s five-year Strategic Plan, the Student Assignment Plan and an RDG assessment of facility needs. The funds were used first and foremost to address fire and life safety, security and technology needs across the district to bring all schools up to current standards. In addition, the schools with the highest priority deficiencies would be renovated, including schools that lacked central air conditioning and those that were still functioning in ‘open plan’ concepts from the 1970s. Land was purchased to build new schools under the Phase 2 bond issue to help alleviate capacity issues and help stem the flow of students opting out to adjacent districts. The work began in December 2014 and concluded in Fall 2021. The bond passed in November of 2014 in the amount of $421 million.

    Elementary Schools

    • Belle Ryan, Columbian, J.P. Lord, Western Hills Magnet and Gifford Park

    Capital Improvements, Renovations and Additions at ‘Open Plan’ Schools

    • Franklin, Joslyn, Lothrop and Sunny Slope

    Capital Improvements and Renovations

    • Boyd, Crestridge, Dodge, Florence, Gilder, Hartman, Indian Hill, Oak Valley and Ponca

    Land Procurement

    • For two elementary schools in south Omaha (10th and Pine Streets and 1000 N. Fort Crook Road)

    Fire, Life Safety, Security and Technology Upgrade

    • All elementary schools


    Middle Schools
    Capital Improvements and Renovations

    • Bryan and Hale

    Capital Improvements and Renovations and Additions

    • Beveridge Magnet and Norris

    Fire, Life Safety, Security and Technology Upgrades

    • All middle schools

    Land Procurement

    • None. The new middle school in Phase 2 would be built on property already owned by Omaha Public Schools at 42nd and U Streets.


    High Schools
    Capital Improvements, Renovations

    • Central, North and South

    Capital Improvements, Renovations and Additions

    • CTE Renovation at Benson, additions at Bryan, Burke and Northwest

    Fire, Life Safety, Security and Technology Upgrades

    • All seven high schools and Blackburn Alternative Center

    Land Procurement

    • For two high schools – one in south Omaha (60th and L Streets) and one in northwest Omaha (156th and Ida Streets).