Operation Renovate & Innovate

  • Operation Renovate & Innovate is Phase One of the District's Long Range Plan; however, it's about more than buildings. We are enhancing our educational philosophy and becoming more innovative in our approach to education.

    Ozark voters approved the $26.5 million no tax increase bond issue on the June 2, 2020, ballot.

    The projects include renovating the Ozark Innovation Center to become a second high school campus, and remodeling the former District Office to expand Tiger Paw Early Childhood Center. Here is an updated timelineOperation renovate & innovate logo

    The estimated completion date is August, 2022. Grades will shift for the 2022-23 school year:

    • Tiger Paw Early Childhood Center - Pre-K classes added 
    • Elementary - K-4
    • Ozark Middle School - 5-6
    • Ozark Junior High - 7-8
    • Ozark High School + Innovation Center - 9-12  

     

     

Updates

  • Tiger Paw Expansion Video Update - 3/29/21

    Exterior work continues on the future Tiger Paw Early Childhood Center expansion. Crews are removing and replacing deteriorating mortar, also known as tuckpointing, and replacing windows.

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  • Initial Tiger Paw Early Childhood Center Renderings

    Here are initial renderings of the Tiger Paw Early Childhood Center expansion. This expansion almost doubles the space of Tiger Paw allowing us to serve up to an additional 200 students in our early childhood programs.

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  • Operation Renovate & Innovate Timeline Update

    Work continues on Operation Renovate & Innovate, as we move forward with the Ozark Innovation Center and expansion of Tiger Paw Early Childhood Center. Here is an updated timeline through completion in August 2022.

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  • Innovation Center - Virtual Tour

    It's been five months since voters approved the $26.5 million bond issue, which allows us to renovate the Ozark Innovation Center to become a second high school campus, and remodel the former District Office to expand Tiger Paw Early Childhood Center. Watch the video for a virtual tour through the Ozark Innovation Center to get an idea of what this innovative campus will look like.

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  • Innovation Center Renderings - Updated 10/02/20

    Curious how the Ozark Innovation Center will look? Check out the initial renderings of the Ozark Innovation Center so you can visualize how the facility will look.

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  • District Hires Construction Manager At Risk

    The Board of Education voted June 9 to hire Dewitt & Associates, Inc. as the construction manager at risk for the Ozark Innovation Center renovation.

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  • Voters Approve Ozark School District’s $26.5 Million No Tax Increase Bond Issue

    Ozark School District is pleased to announce the passage of the $26.5 million no tax increase bond issue, Operation Renovate and Innovate, after the June 2 election. 62.14% of votes cast were in favor of the ballot initiative.

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  • Absentee Voting Deadlines for June 2 Election

    The community of Ozark will vote on a $26.5 million no tax increase bond issue for Ozark School District during the June 2 election, which Gov. Mike Parson moved from April 7.

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  • Bond Facts At A Glance

    Here are some quick facts about the $26.5 million no tax increase bond issue voters will see on the June 2, 2020, ballot.

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  • Academy Model

    We have been talking about how we are enhancing our educational philosophy, but what does that mean for students, staff and the community? Our goal is to improve the high school experience for all students for the real needs of the 21st century.

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  • How Will This Grade Shift Impact Your Student?

    Pending passage of the $26.5 million no tax increase bond issue, grade levels will shift for the 2022-23 school year. This graphic shows how the grade shift will impact your student.

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  • Operation Renovate & Innovate Timeline

    A lot has already happened through Operation Renovate & Innovate, and, pending passage of the $26.5 million no tax increase bond issue June 2, Ozark School District will see a lot more moving pieces between now and summer 2022.

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  • Bond Q & A

    Operation Renovate & Innovate and the $26.5 million no tax increase bond issue impacts every student, provides fiscal responsibility and enhances our educational philosophy. Find out how with this Q & A.

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  • District Adds No Tax Increase Bond Issue on Ballot

    Ozark voters will see a question from Ozark School District on the June 2, 2020 ballot – a $26.5 million no tax increase bond issue for renovation of the Ozark Innovation Center and expansion of Tiger Paw Early Childhood Center.

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  • Innovation Center Programs

    Ozark School District has selected the programs to be moved to the Innovation Center. Keep in mind, this is a fluid process and we may need to make adjustments as we progress. The goal is to move 400+ students from the high school to accommodate a return to the 9-12th grade configuration.

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