This is the third in a series of posts about the capital project needs of the Springville school district. In this series, I am describing the proposed scope of work in each of our buildings. Today we focus on our Middle School.
There are far fewer changes to the scope of work at the Springville Middle School than those described in yesterday’s post about the High School. On Tuesday, July 5 at the reorganizational meeting of the Board of Education, I will present the results of the work done with our architects, our construction management firm, SGI staff and a facilities committee including members of our community.
The BOE will consider a proposed project that includes the removal of the following SMS items from the December 2015 project that was put before the taxpayers.
- Install new carbon dioxide detection system. ($38,000)
- Relocate Main Office area closer to the front entrance to increase security and relocate existing Science classroom. ($600,000)
The only addition to the scope of work planned for SMS, our newest district building, is to replace (4) standard drinking fountains with new ADA drinking fountains at a bond estimate cost of $28,000.
Community members may recall that the most significant work at SMS includes replacing pavement, sidewalks, curbing—which we sorely need. Our buildings and grounds department has done an excellent job of patching and making due, but our pavement, sidewalks and curbing are in dire need of replacement. Also significant are the replacement of the entire roof including roof drains and replacing (14) roof top Multizone heating and ventilation units. It was thought in the last project that we could make due with repair of these units in preparation for a capital project down the line but our new projected construction date will indicate these units are at the end of their useful life and replacement cannot be put off for a future phase of construction.
The total bond estimate of work to be completed at SMS is $9,517,000. Again I will be reviewing the proposed project in detail at our July 5 meeting, for the BOE’s consideration. Please contact me with any questions, concerns or feedback. Thank you.