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Bond Issue Article


Bond measure will not require a tax increase.


The Brookhaven School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to seek voter approval for a $8 million bond issue for facility upgrades throughout the district.  The bond, if passed, will not require a tax increase for members of the community and will allow for much needed safety and security upgrades at all schools.  “In light of the uncertainty in the world today, as seen in recent violent acts in schools across the country, we must show our community that we are committed to ensuring the safety of our students and faculty in the Brookhaven School District at all times,” explained School Superintendent Ray Carlock.


Another major concern of school leaders is the aging air conditioning systems throughout the district.  With the approval of the bond issue, schools will be equipped with more efficient and economical heating and cooling systems.  “Brookhaven students deserve a safe and comfortable environment in which to learn,” said Deputy Superintendent Rod Henderson. “Our students are always our priority, and we know that our community feels the same.  The Brookhaven School District has always been able to depend upon a strong backing from the residents of Brookhaven, and we are counting on them to support this bond issue to help us create more secure and up-to-date facilities for our students, faculty, staff and entire community.”


Residents within the Brookhaven School District boundaries will have the opportunity to vote on the bond proposal on May 7, 2019.  Voting will take place on each of the Brookhaven School District campuses.   


The list of proposed projects includes:


System-Wide Security Enhancements

  • Security Issues to be addressed:

Perimeter Security

Campus Access Points – current/future


Surveillance Systems


Brookhaven Elementary School

  • Classroom Addition – (4) classrooms, maintenance/security space and bathrooms with connector walk
  • Cafeteria/Kitchen – Remodel to provide for another serving line with same or enlarged cafeteria dining space
  • New Air Handlers – 24 units (2-pipe system)
  • Auditorium Roof Repair with stage repair


Mamie Martin Elementary School

  • Replace Main Chiller
  • Replace Small Chiller – front classroom
  • Parking Lot – pave existing lot behind school
  • Rework window covers on Building D
  • Replace Covered walkway to main entrance
  • Enclose walkway to cafeteria


Lipsey Middle School

  • Classroom Addition (4-5) classrooms
  • New Classroom Air Handlers – 25 units
  • Security barrier at location of chillers and trailer (NE corner of campus)
  • Security barrier at front of courtyard


Alexander Junior High

  • Replace Auditorium Chiller (4) pipe system
  • New Air Handlers – 35 units
  • Parking Lot – pave existing area across from main entrance
  • Expand Field House – lockers and coach’s office and toilets
  • Covered walkway for Bus pickup


Fannie Mullins Alternative School

  • Pave parking lot in front of building (West side)
  • Provide cover at Technology Building loading dock


Brookhaven High School

  • Science Building – Replace Chiller/boiler
  • Reroof – Science Building and Band Building and Auditorium
  • Renovate Band Hall
  • Add New Building on practice field at North side of East Congress Street to replace existing band practice trailers
  • East-side covered walkway & Cafeteria Courtyard Awning
  • King Field – new bathrooms under bleachers
  • New covered walk from Technical Center to High School with King Field Entry
  • Demolition abandoned buildings around campus


Brookhaven Technical Center

  • New covered walk to high school (also indicated above in H.S. section)



  • New Warehouse – 60’ x 100’ – Storage facility for copy paper, custodial cleaning supplies, district school supplies.  Controlled environment is required for some of these materials, but not required for everything. Then demo and parking at existing facility.



  • Shop Fans
  • Once existing maintenance warehouse is replaced, the current building will be demoed and used for parking.


Other General System-Wide Projects/Needs

  • Lighting upgrades
  • General electrical upgrades
  • Plumbing upgrades – reduce water usage in toilet fixtures
  • Door maintenance and repairs
  • Property demolition – (3) buildings on E. Congress St. and one on N. 2nd St.