The district has spent approximately $5.5 million dollars in PPEL projects during the past ten years. In all, the District has committed over $20 million dollars in infrastructure improvements in the past 14 years. Benton Community will continue to rely on the sales tax revenues from the State Penny program to continue planning and improving school facilities and learning environments.
Facility Improvement Reports
Fall of 2012
This renovation project includes a new eight lane track, synthetic turf field, new lighting and new bleachers. The auditorium had new seating, lighting, and sound system installed. It also includes a renovation of the fine arts wing and new bleachers in the gymnasium. This project does not increase property taxes for patrons of the Benton Community School District.
Summer of 2010
At the Norway Center, the District installed air conditioning units and replaced windows in areas of the building completing a commitment to have all of our buildings air conditioned.
Fall of 2009
Atkins Center Project Competed in Fall of 2009 a $6.675 million dollar sales tax and revenue bond resolution paved the way for an early childhood, six classroom addition and remodeling of the existing classrooms throughout the entire building. A new entrance wing was added to the front of the building including a new, expanded media center, computer lab, and office complex. Keystone Center Project Completed in 2009-2010 – This renovation project included a classroom, computer lab, and staff work room addition to the building.
Summer of 2008
The major infrastructure projects included the construction of a district storage building, expansion of the VH Center, remodeling of Central Office, and air-conditioning the Atkins and Keystone Centers.
Summer of 2007
The major infrastructure projects included the construction of the fitness center & access road at the MS/HS, the installation of an elevator and other work at the Norway Center, a new parking lot addition at the MS/HS and major kitchen improvements at the Atkins and Norway Centers.