Bond Update 11/2016
We are currently in the first official rough draft known as schematic design, for the new middle school and remodel of the elementary. We have included drawings in this newsletter to allow the community to see the plans, ask questions and make suggestions. You can contact Eric Driessen at 509-689-3418, 509-449-0498, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions or make suggestions. In addition there will be a public forum on Monday November 28 in the high school library at 6pm.
This schematic design is mostly about the footprint, classroom organization, square footage, etc. The next step becomes more detailed, discussion about materials, plumbing, etc.
A concept graphic of the combined MS and Elem. Two levels of classrooms, performance center/gym and walking track are included in the drawings. Parking, bus and parent pick up/drop will also be re-designed, but is not shown in this graphic. High School drawings and plans will begin in late spring. The pool cover conversations are continuing to make progress. This phase will be done toward the end of the project.
This is the foot print of the combined buildings. A walkway will connect the two buildings. It will allow entrance on the 2nd floor of the M S. The 2nd floor has classrooms, counselor’s office and walking track.
First floor has classrooms, main offices, performance center/gym. When the bleachers are fully extended and additional chairs are put out, there will be space for about 800 spectators for a stage performance or movie. The square footage of the wood floor is 98x64. The main basketball floor is the same size as the current floor in the big gym.
We are at capacity for square footage allowance at the middle school, we cannot add anymore square footage. As a result we have made some small changes to the original concept. For example we have moved the library back to the elementary and placed it at the end of the building. This will allow access from the public if we combine the public library with school library. On that topic, in order to move the public library, the community must decide if that is what they want to do. There will be more information coming out that will explain what combining the libraries will look like and ultimately a survey taken. More information to follow.
All main offices will be moved to monitor a single point of entry into any of the buildings. This will create some inconveniences for our parents, I am sure we will be able to work through those, however the safety of our kids is of the utmost importance.
There will be room for growth in all of the buildings, technology will be state of the art, the remodel will allow us to completely update and make the elementary new.
The track was designed and went out to bid during the summer. We had no bids for the project, apparently everyone was busy completing their current projects. As it turns out, I believe that was a blessing. Originally we were told there would be no matching funds for the track (a $1 million project), but have since found out that we are able to receive matching funds which will allow for a savings of over $500,000. The drawback is we will have to wait until the summer of 2018 to complete the track.
SAFETY, SECURITY, MODERNIZATION
Preparing For Growth
Improve opportunities For Our Kids, For Our Community, For Our Future
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