Enid Public Schools Kicks Off SPLOST Program with Stadium Renovations

By: Danny Jardine, senior vice president of program development services for Carter

Carter was hired in February as program manager of Enid Public Schools’ major K-12 construction and renovation program in Oklahoma. Carter’s program development services team is overseeing all aspects of the project which is being funded by $107 million in bond issuances. 

We are honored Enid Public Schools has hired Carter for such an important and historic assignment. Enid Public Schools is a fast-growing public system with 6,800 students. The system comprises one high school, three middle schools and 10 elementary, or “neighborhood,” schools.

Enid stadium Since February, we have started six major construction initiatives at 27 locations, nine major design initiatives at 16 locations, educational planning and programming for the new Garfield elementary school and site selection and evaluation for the new West elementary school site.

Carter has already completed renovation of the high school football stadium. We installed artificial turf, new sidewalks and fencing, repaired the irrigation system, painted stadium railings and modified the goal posts. Students will have their first opportunity to experience the new facility at the first varsity home football game is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 10.

Other ongoing minor projects include: restroom renovations at three elementary schools, restoration of a historic two classroom wooden school house, a special needs restroom addition at one middle school, stage curtain replacements at every school, HVAC replacements, and eight major re-roofing projects just to name a few.


Five months since the passage of the Bond program, Enid and Carter are involved in more than $2.5 million of projects under construction, and $28 million of projects in design. Within the next month we will have an additional $30 million under design.

Danny Jardine has over 23 years of professional experience in facility planning, programming and management of the design and construction of educational projects, including more than 5,000 classrooms representing more than $5 billion worth of construction work. He is responsible for all disciplines during the planning phase of projects to determine project scope, preliminary architectural and engineering design, total project cost and the development of the construction phase.

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