Operation Eagle Pride Update #2

Operation Eagle Pride

Operation Eagle Pride is the second phase of the District's Long Range Plan that was adopted by the Fordland Board of Education in 2014. The school district is focused on providing the highest level of educational opportunities for the students and preparing the Fordland School District for 2030 and beyond.

Fordland voters approved the $2.64 million no tax increase bond and levy increase issue. The ballot projects include renovating, expanding, and innovating learning and activity spaces at the high school, middle school, and elementary campuses.

The Fordland School District will be providing updates to the Fordland Community on the progress of the 2020 Operation Eagle Pride bond referendum throughout the design and building process.

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The FEMA Safe Room Grant for the Fordland High School Campus moves forward

The Fordland Safe Room FEMA application and floor plan has been submitted to FEMA for final approval. The Operation Eagle Pride safe room project is to be funded as long as it is approved by FEMA and would provide 1.3 million dollars of additional funding for the MS/HS safe room project. Once the grant gets final approval from FEMA this spring, the Fordland Activity Center and Safe Room project will move forward with construction starting in the Fall of 2021. The MS/HS safe room is part of the 2020 Operation Eagle Pride bond projects.
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District wide HVAC Replacement

The Fordland School District has started to replace aging HVAC units throughout the district. New rooftop units were replaced at the elementary school over Christmas break. HVAC replacement, funded from the 2020 Operation Eagle Pride bond and levy, will continue through the 2021-22 school year.
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School bus purchase

The Fordland School District had three 72 passenger buses delivered at the end of December. These buses were purchased with 2020 Operation Eagle Pride bond and levy money! Thank you to the Fordland community for giving the district safe transportation for our students.

Operation Eagle Pride Phase One Projects - Summer 2021

The Fordland School District will start the renovation and construction process of Phase 1 of the Operation Eagle Pride Bond and Levy in the Summer of 2021. Possible projects to be included this summer:

  • Fordland Elementary Learning Center Renovation
  • Fordland Elementary Classroom Addition
  • Fordland High School Science Renovation
  • Fordland Middle/High School Weight Room Renovation
  • Softball and Baseball Field Renovations and Expansion
  • Fordland Agriculture Barn and Corral

Fordland FEMA Saferoom

Spring Weather is upon us and the Early Childhood Center FEMA Safe-Room is available to anyone in the tornado protection zone whenever the weather turns.

During non-school hours (before 7:45 AM and after 3:30 PM) the operations of the Safe Room will depend on the assistance from the key personnel as outlined below.

School staff members that are assigned, are on-call for after school hours when the National Weather Service is predicting severe weather. Those responsible for acting as the Field Manager(s), Assistant Field Manager(s), Equipment Manager and Assistant Equipment Manager(s) will perform the same duties as outlined above. When a tornado watch is issued the designated safe room area will be cleared if necessary and readied for occupancy by the public. When a tornado warning is issued (tornado sirens activated) by the Webster County Emergency Management Director, the Safe Room will be opened for surrounding residents within the TPZ (tornado protection zone) to seek shelter in the Safe Room.

After the tornado event is over the Site Manager will activate the remaining operation team members and their duties will commence as necessary as outlined above.