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Letter to all School Superintendents and Legislators

Image: Monolithic Dome Schools – THE answer for schools in “tornado alley.”
See: http://www.monolithic.com/topics/schools

Monolithic Dome Schools – THE answer for schools in “tornado alley.”

See: http://www.monolithic.com/topics/schools


Image: Locust Grove is in tornado alley. The community chose Monolithic Domes because of the domes’ ability to withstand a tornado.
See: http://www.monolithic.com/stories/feature-school-locust-grove-oklahoma
Image: Dale, Oklahoma School: In case of a tornado, this dome can shelter all of Dale’s students and staff plus a spillover of 400 to 500 community members.
See: http://www.monolithic.com/stories/monolithic-dome-cafeteria-at-dale-oklahoma
Image: Geronimo, Oklahoma — A whopping 73% of Geronimo’s voters passed a $5.7 million bond, $4 million of which was slated for the construction of five Monolithic Domes.
See: http://www.monolithic.com/stories/geronimo-bond-passed
Image: Locust Grove, Oklahoma is a small community with just 1,200 residents. But in 2007, they passed a bond to add Monolithic Domes to their campus.
See: http://www.monolithic.com/stories/feature-school-locust-grove-oklahoma
Image: The Muscogee (Creek) Nation recently had a grand opening for its new $4 million Monolithic Dome multipurpose facility in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
The 20,000-square-foot facility, which is adjacent to the existing sports complex, includes spectator seating, classrooms, concessions and several multi-use areas. It will be used for the many events the Muscogee (Creek) Nation hosts each year to share and preserve the tribe’s tribal identity.
See: http://www.monolithic.com/topics/muscogee-nation
Image: In 2011, construction began on Locust Grove’s new elementary school – a complex of five, interconnected Monolithic Domes designed by Architect Lee Gray of Salt Lake City, Utah.
See: http://www.monolithic.com/stories/feature-school-locust-grove-oklahoma
Image: Beggs, Oklahoma Event Center — Beggs built two Monolithic Domes: A 160’ diameter gymnasium/event center built on a 24’ Orion wall; a 112’ diameter dome on a 12’ Orion wall that provides nine additional classrooms, offices and a student commons area.
See: http://www.monolithic.com/stories/beggshighschool
Image: Texhoma School District — It serves approximately 500 students, in prekindergarten through grade 12, and now has a new Monolithic Dome facility for students in grades 5 through 12.
See: http://www.monolithic.com/stories/texhomas-showplace-a-new-monolithic-dome-school

School children were killed in the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma in the spring of 2013. That need not happen at your school – or any school. It is possible to have A TORNADO-SAFE and AFFORDABLE SCHOOL.

See: Sample Monolithic Dome School Pricing

You need a structure that can provide what FEMA calls “near-absolute protection.” It’s the ability to survive even a F5 tornado. A Monolithic Dome, constructed of steel-reinforced concrete, has that ability, and that may make it eligible for a FEMA grant to cover up to 75% of a Monolithic Dome’s construction cost.

The disaster-resistant Monolithic Dome is also bullet-proof, with easily protected and monitored entrances. It’s fire-resistant and termite-proof.

And it is affordable. The initial cost of a Monolithic Dome compares favorably with that of a traditional, unsafe structure of the same size. While that’s good news, the news about a dome’s ongoing costs – energy, insurance, maintenance – is even better.

Monolithic Domes are insulated with sprayed-in polyurethane foam that fills a building’s every nook and cranny, making it super energy-efficient. On average, power bills are at least 50% less than those for other types of buildings of a similar size and use.

Your tornado-safe dome can be designed for any need. It can have state-of-the-art classrooms or be a gym, an auditorium, a cafeteria, a multipurpose center, etc. Your campus can include one dome of just about any size or several domes. It can be certified as a community disaster shelter.

We can work with you on a design/build basis or collaborate with your architect. We know how to do that and have already done it for many schools – including several in your state.

School should be a place where children feel and are safe – even from a tornado. Let us help you make your school such a place. Please contact us via email president@monolithic.com or phone 972-483-7423. We will answer your questions and provide you with all the information you need. And please visit our website: www.monolithic.com – it has detailed information and photos of Monolithic Dome schools.


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