Holley school voters approve $18 million capital project

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 December 2022 at 9:25 pm

HOLLEY – School district residents approved a proposed $18.1 million capital ptoject today with a vote of 192 yes and 46 no.

project will be funded with $14.1 million in state aid and $4 million that is already in a Holley capital reserve fund. School leaders say there won’t be any new taxes on residents with the project.

The proposed project is focused on safety, program improvements and site renovations, according to a newsletter about the project.

The scope of the project includes:


  • New secure entrances at the Elementary School and Middle/High School
  • Security film applied to doors at both schools’ main entrances

Program Improvements

  • Music rooms renovated in both schools
  • New STEM and instructional spaces created at the ES
  • M/HS Auditorium lighting updated

Site Renovations

  • New bleachers, scoreboard, lights and parking lot installed at The Woodlands
  • Air conditioning established in remaining ES classrooms
  • Storage added inside and outside district buildings
  • Signage increased on campus
  • Track resurfaced in Hawk Stadium
  • Hawk Drive and sidewalks upgraded

Holley’s last capital vote was in December 2014. The new project will need detailed plans to be prepared by Holley’s architects and construction management team. Those plans will be submitted to the state Education Department for review, a process that typically takes several months.

The district will push to have all the needed approvals and bidding process on schedule for construction to start in the summer of 2024.