Wyandotte Public Schools Bond Issue

September 20, 2023

Dear Patrons of the Wyandotte School District,

I hope this letter finds you and your family in good health and high spirits. As we approach a crucial decision day for our community, I wanted to share some important information regarding the upcoming bond issue, which will be placed before you on October 10th.

The heart of any thriving community lies in its commitment to providing the best possible education for our children. Our Wyandotte School District has always strived to uphold this commitment, but we now face three major challenges: our aging facilities, the safety of our students, and the accessibility of our building. These three challenges make our ability to provide the safe, modern, and accessible learning environment our students deserve more difficult.

One of the most pressing problems we currently face is the condition of our aging facilities. Our older buildings lack the modern amenities and accessibility features needed to support a 21st-century education. Moreover, our students must endure walking outside between various school buildings, often exposed to unpredictable weather and potential safety threats. Our main entrance is not easily accessible, and parking is limited and inconveniently located, causing undue stress for both students and parents.

In response to these challenges, the Wyandotte School District Board of Education, in collaboration with a dedicated Bond Planning Committee, has diligently worked to propose a solution that addresses these issues while ensuring the safety and well-being of our students.

Our plan entails the addition of new classrooms that will connect the Pre-K/Kindergarten building, the old gym, the 1st through 5th-grade building, and the cafeteria. This innovative design will create an indoor pathway, allowing our youngest learners to move between facilities without being exposed to the elements or potential safety concerns. Additionally, we aim to construct a new main street front entrance and school office to enhance accessibility and convenience for both students and parents, including better parking options.

It is crucial to emphasize that this letter does not instruct you on how to vote but aims to provide you with essential information about the proposed bond issue. Your vote is your voice, and we trust that you will make an informed decision that aligns with your beliefs and priorities.

To ensure that you have all the information you need to make an informed choice, we invite you to join us for a public meeting in the Wyandotte School Cafeteria on September 25th at 7:00 p.m. During this event, you will have the opportunity to tour the school building, ask questions, and engage in meaningful discussions about the bond issue. We hope that this event will help address any concerns you may have and provide clarity on the proposed improvements.

Your participation in this process is invaluable because it helps shape the future of our community and the quality of education we can offer to our children. We look forward to your engagement and hope to see you on September 25th.

Thank you for your continued support of the Wyandotte School District and our shared commitment to the well-being and education of our students. Together, we can ensure a brighter future for our community.


Brad Wade
Superintendent of Schools
(918) 678-2222 Ext. 1600 or bwade@wyandotte.k12.ok.us