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Last Updated August 15, 2018 07:50 PM MDT
LCPS Mission: The Las Cruces Public Schools, in partnership with students, families, and the community, provides a student-centered learning environment that cultivates character, fosters academic excellence, and embraces diversity.

Bond Election

Bond Election PSA

On Feb. 6, 2018, voters within the Las Cruces School District will consider a $50 million General Obligation Bond Issue. Voter approval of the bond would not increase the current school tax rate.

If approved, the funds may be used throughout Las Cruces Public Schools to provide new classrooms and multipurpose rooms, safety and security upgrades, major school renovations such as new roofs and heating and cooling systems, new furniture, playground equipment, districtwide technology support, and/or phase I of major upgrades to physical plant facilities.
Click here to download a brochure about the bond issue (English)
Click here to download a brochure about the bond issue (Spanish)
For additional information on where to vote, call: (575) 647-7428 or for additional election information, call (575) 527-6014.

Voting Information

Early/Absentee Voting
Jan. 12 – Feb. 2, 2018 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Doña Ana County Government Center
845 Motel Blvd.

Election Day Voting
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 | 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
At any of the voting convenience centers listed below:
Desert Hills Elem. – 280 N. Roadrunner Pkwy.
Doña Ana County Government Center – 845 Motel Blvd.
East Picacho Elem. – 4450 N. Valley Dr.
Fairacres Elem. – 4501 W. Picacho Ave.
Hillrise Elem. – 1400 S. Curnutt St.
Jornada Elem. – 3400 Elks Dr.
Las Alturas Fire Station – 4145 Cholla Rd.
Las Cruces High – 1750 El Paseo Rd.
Mayfield High – 1955 N. Valley Dr.
Sonoma Elem. – 4201 Northrise Dr.
Sunrise Elementary – 5300 Holman Rd.
Thomas Branigan Memorial Library – 200 E. Picacho Ave.
Tombaugh Elementary – 226 Carver Rd.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q & A

Project

Projects that the bond proceeds may pay for:
Americans With Disabilities Act Compliance
$200,000

Projects throughout the district: Americans with Disabilities (ADA) compliance projects, as needed.

Additions & Remodels
$15,000,000

Fairacres ES: Addition of classroom wing and multi-purpose room w/kitchen and remodel of existing multi-purpose room for instructional space; Desert Hills ES* and Hillrise ES: Addition of a multi-purpose room w/kitchen and remodel of the existing multi-purpose room for instructional space.

Athletics
$555,000

Camino Real MS: Basketball court; Field of Dreams Baseball Complex: Lighting for one baseball field; Oñate HS: Gym bleachers; Picacho MS: Girls’ gym lockers.

Contingency/Land Acquisition
$4,988,000

Projects throughout the District: Allocate funds to account for unforeseen bond project expenses (funds may be reallocated to other critical capital outlay needs.); Allocate funds to acquire property for future school district needs.

HVAC – Intercom – Roofs
$3,485,000

Lynn MS: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC); Oñate HS: Replacement school intercom system; Valley View ES: New roof.

Physical Plant Complex – Phase I
$11,000,000

Physical Plant Complex: Consolidate the Nutrition Services, Physical Plant and Transportation Departments to address safety issues in the old, existing Physical Plant complex and accommodate for future district growth.

Playground Equipment
$911,000

Booker T Washington ES, Central ES, Hermosa Heights ES, Sonoma ES: Playground equipment; BT Washington ES, Jornada ES, Loma Heights ES, Mesilla ES, Mesilla Park ES, Sunrise ES, Tombaugh ES: Shade structures; Loma Heights ES and Mesilla Park ES: New swings.

Renovations
$4,000,000

Columbia ES: Major building/roof renovations.

Technology/Energy Efficiency
$3,585,000

Projects throughout the district: Clean energy projects (including solar); Updates to critical data, phone and network infrastructure to support schools; and new LCPS TV equipment to broadcast events and support student hands-on learning throughout the district.

School Furniture
$2,950,000

Mayfield HS: Student and staff furniture throughout the school; Sierra MS: Library furniture: (bookshelves, tables, chairs).

Safety & Security
$3,326,000

MacArthur ES*: Enlarge and renovate entrance and nursing area and add security doors; Central ES, César Chávez ES, Desert Hills ES, Doña Ana ES, East Picacho ES, Highland ES, Hillrise ES, Valley View ES: New security doors; Mayfield HS: Outdoor lighting; Picacho MS: Security fencing and gates; Vista MS: Security fencing.

Bond Project Total
$50,000,000


*If the bond passes, LCPS could apply for matching funds from the state Public School Capital Outlay Council for the Desert Hills ES and MacArthur ES projects. For every one dollar that local taxpayers approve for these projects, the PSCOC awards approximately two additional dollars. If state funding is not received, the funds allocated for these projects may be used for a partial project or reallocated to other critical district capital outlay needs.

About the Blue Ribbon Committee

The Blue Ribbon Committee is group of citizen-led committee of community members who are helping to promote the bond election.

About the Blue Ribbon Committee Chairman
Ben Woods is currently an administrator at MountainView Regional Hospital, a member of the Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce board of directors, a member of the U.S. Bank board of directors and just recently completed a four-year term as an LCPS Foundation board member. Prior to his retirement, Woods was formerly the New Mexico State University president’s chief of staff.

Speaker’s Bureau Bond Presentation

PDF Link

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