By Conrad Dudderar
Seven Yukon elementary schools and two secondary schools are due to receive new monument signs before the fall semester starts.
Yukon Public Schools’ Board of Education, at its May 10th meeting, approved having Metro Sign install these signs at:
- Parkland Elementary, 2201 S Cornwell
- Shedeck Elementary, 2100 S Holly
- Myers Elementary, 1200 S First
- Surrey Hills Elementary, 10700 Hastings Ave.
- Ranchwood Elementary, 607 Annawood Drive
- Central Elementary, 300 S Ninth
- Skyview Elementary, 650 S Yukon Parkway
- Yukon Middle School, 801 Garth Brooks Blvd.
- Yukon High School, 1777 S Yukon Parkway
Project cost is $421,960 for monument signs with digital displays in front of nine YPS sites. They will replace existing signs, which are mostly older changeable-letter signs.
The expenditure was recommended by Jason McDaniel, executive director of the YPS Office of Technology & Information Services.
“These updated signs will help provide a consistent identification of schools across our district and be easier and safer to update remotely in real-time as needed through one centralized system,” McDaniel wrote in a May 2nd memo to YPS board members.
“This project is projected to be finished by the start of the 2022-23 school year.”
Funds to pay for the new signs comes from the school district’s 2017 bond issue approved by voters.
Metro Sign, an Oklahoma City company represented by Yukon’s Jarrid Wright, was awarded the bid for monument signs in 2020.
The nine new signs will be the same as those previously installed at Independence, Lakeview and Redstone intermediate schools – except they will have different sizes based on zoning ordinances and locations.
The $421,960 monument sign purchase was approved on the business consent docket during the Yukon School Board’s monthly meeting.