St. Louis-area district to use $17 million to renovate, improve, secure campuses

May 7, 2024

The Valley Park School District (VPSD) near St. Louis, Missouri, will renovate and upgrade school infrastructure across four campuses. The district will use $16.9 million approved through a April 2 bond election to fund the projects.

The district will use the money to renovate the high school’s English and business classrooms; food, science and home science labs; industrial tech and art room and restrooms. Plans include updating the library’s furniture and equipment, replacing the windows and painting classrooms. The district will also replace flooring throughout the school.

VPSD will upgrade the Early Childhood Center, starting by installing a replacement HVAC system and reroofing the facility. The district will also make several improvements to the Parent Advisory Council space, including lighting, the green room and the stage. Plans include expanding the center’s pick-up and drop-off area, painting throughout the building and replacing the flooring.

The district will upgrade the elementary school’s restroom and renovate its center learning pods. In addition, VPSD will repurpose the special education, counseling and reading rooms. The district will also update the library’s furniture and technology, paint classrooms and replace flooring throughout the building.

VPSD will similarly update the middle school, starting with renovating the restroom. The district will install an HVAC system and reroof the facility. Like the other schools, plans include repainting classrooms and replacing flooring.

The district will make a series of improvements across all campuses. VPSD will improve the baseball field’s drainage to mitigate flooding. It will resurface the central and western parking lots and install access gates to restrict vehicle parking. Plans include adding locks to both sides of all interior doors and building a central student quad with site lighting and parking. Finally, VPSD will enhance campus security by promoting better perimeter security, installing a security notification system and upgrading security cameras.

VPSD is located 21 miles west of St. Louis.

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