Las Vegas-area residents approve $18 million bond for school district renovations

April 11, 2024

Voters in the Bancroft-Rosalie public school district have approved an $18 million bond to build classrooms and a gym, improve school safety, enhance security and modernize facilities. School officials expect construction to begin either late summer or early fall 2024.

The district will build a 12,000-square-foot gym with enough bleacher capacity for 1,222 spectators. The gym will include an adjoining stage and locker rooms. In addition, the school will update the existing Rosalie gymnasium’s locker rooms and restrooms with improved interior finishes. Plans include building an enclosed bus stop for enhanced safety.

The district will build five additional classrooms and a community fitness center. The district will renovate the 1939 gym, concessions space and a life skills room. The school will also renovate the 1968 elementary classroom, existing wrestling weight room and conference room.

Plans also include upgrading the Agriculture Education classroom with water access, lab furniture, improved ventilation and additional storage. The school will also renovate the band room to provide a secondary resource area and expand the skills and trades area by an extra 1,000 square feet. This will ensure classes will have ample space and will not need to hold lessons in the school’s northern storage garage.

The school will build a secure entry point to enhance student safety. The entrance will be clearly visible, ensuring the school can discourage unauthorized access. In addition, the district will relocate the office of the administrative assistant to the main entry doors. The close administration proximity will allow school officials to improve response times during emergencies.

Bancroft-Rosalie Public Schools is located in Bancroft, 9.5 miles southeast of Las Vegas.

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