Facilities Master Plan/Referendum

Envisioning a Brighter FutureWith the passing of the referendum, the District is continuing its work on the Facility Master Plan completed earlier this year. In addition, work on the referendum projects is beginning. On May 15, 2017, the School Board approved architectural firms to provide services for the referendum projects. 

Please check back often for updates.



Referendum Projects Update

Baird - Construct a new 4K - 5th grade school for 600 students on the existing Baird School site. Start date: May 7, 2018. Estimated end date: August 2019

Doty - Construct a new, secured office addition. Start date: June 11, 2018. Estimated end date: October 2018

East - Renovate East High School for Fine Arts. Renovate 2 rooms for dance, replace stage floor, and construct art gallery spaces & blackbox room. Start date: June 11, 2018. Estimated end date: September 2018

Edison - Construct a new cafeteria/commons and kitchen; renovate existing cafeteria and kitchen into instructional space. Start date: May 12, 2018. Estimated end date: December 2018

Eisenhower - Construct an addition to increase the capacity to 600 students. Start date: May 14, 2018. Estimated end date: December 2018

Jefferson - Construct a new, secured entrance and office addition. Start date: June 11, 2018. Estimated end date: August 2018

Keller - Construct a new, secured office addition. Start date: June 11, 2018. Estimated end date: October 2018

King - Construct a new, secured entrance. Start date: June 11, 2018. Estimated end date: August 2018

Washington - Construct and renovate Washington Middle School for Fine Arts. Construct an orchestra room, renovate space for dance, renovate auditorium (seats, stage floor, sound system, lighting and finishes), renovate art room, and correct acoustics in choral room. Start date: May 23, 2018. Estimated end date: December 2018

Webster - Construct and renovate Webster Elementary School for Fine Arts. Construct a stage addition to the gym/cafeteria, new piano classroom, new multi-purpose room for dance and art, and storage for music, costumes, props, etc. Start date: June 11, 2018 Estimated end date: December 2018

Wequiock - Renovate office to allow for the construction of a new, secured entrance. Start date: July 9, 2018. Estimated end date: August 2018


Referendum Projects Phase I Update

Baird Elementary School​
New 4K-5th grade school for 600 students. Click on the pictures below to view a larger image.

Baird Preliminary Rendering - Full Building
Preliminary exterior rendering

Baird Preliminary Exterior Rendering - close up
Preliminary exterior rendering

Baird Elementary Preliminary Courtyard
Preliminary courtyard rendering

Baird Preliminary Library Rendering
Preliminary library rendering

Baird preliminary lunchroom rendering
Preliminary lunchroom rendering

Baird preliminary interior rendering
Preliminary interior rendering

  • Bids issued: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Bids to be opened: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • Bid results and recommendations to the Board of Education at special Board meeting: April 2, 2018
  • Construction start (tentative): April 20, 2018
  • Construction complete (tentative): August 2, 2019 

Eisenhower Elementary School
Addition to increase the capacity to 600 students

Eisenhower Elementary Preliminary Exterior Rendering
Preliminary exterior rendering of side of building

  • Bids issued: Thursday, February 1, 2018
  • Bids opened: Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Bid results and recommendations to the Board of Education:​ ​March 12, 2018
  • Construction start (tentative): April 9, 2018
  • Substantial completion (tentative): February 15, 2019

​Edison Middle School
New cafeteria/commons and kitchen

Edison Preliminary Exterior Rendering (view from parking lot)
Preliminary exterior rendering (view from lower parking lot)

  • Bids issued: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
  • Bids opened: Thursday, March 22, 2018
  • Bid results and recommendations to the Board of Education at a special Board of Education meeting: April 2, 2018
  • Construction start (tentative): April 30, 2018
  • Construction completion (tentative): December 21, 2018

Webster Elementary School
Construct and renovate for Fine Arts. Construct a stage addition to the gym/cafeteria, new music classroom, new art room, and storage for music, costumes, props, etc.

  • Bids issued: Thursday, February 8, 2018
  • Bids opened: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Bid results and recommendations to the Board of Education at a special Board of Education meeting: April 2, 2018
  • Construction start (tentative): April 30, 2018
  • Construction completion (tentative): December 21, 2018

Washington Middle School
Construct and renovate for Fine Arts. Construct an orchestra room,
renovate space for dance, renovate auditorium (seats, stage floor, sound
system, lighting and finishes), and move art room.

  • No bid dates have been scheduled for these projects at this time.
  • Construction starts (tentative): Spring 2018
  • Construction completions (tentative): Winter 2018/2019

​East High School
Renovate for Fine Arts. Replace stage floor, and construct art gallery spaces and blackbox room.​

  • No bid dates have been scheduled for these projects at this time.
  • Construction starts (tentative): Spring 2018
  • Construction completions (tentative): Winter 2018/2019

King Elementary School
Construct a new, secured entrance.

  • No bid dates have been scheduled for these projects at this time.
  • Construction starts (tentative): June 2018
  • Construction completions (tentative): August 2018

​Wequiock Elementary School
Renovate office to allow for the construction of a new, secured entrance​

  • No bid dates have been scheduled for these projects at this time.
  • Construction starts (tentative): June 2018
  • Construction completions (tentative): August 2018

Jefferson Elementary School
Construct a new, secured entrance office.​

  • No bid dates have been scheduled for this project at this time.
  • Construction start (tentative): Spring 2018
  • Construction completion (tentative): August 2018

​Doty Elementary
Construct a new, secured office addition.​

  • No bid dates have been scheduled for these projects at this time.
  • Construction starts (tentative): Spring 2018
  • Construction completions (tentative): Fall 2018

Keller Elementary School
Construct a new, secured office addition

  • No bid dates have been scheduled for these projects at this time.
  • Construction starts (tentative): Spring 2018
  • Construction completions (tentative): Fall 2018

Facilities Master Plan - Phase II
In Phase II, the District will convene a number of task forces to examine: Secondary Schools, Community Service Spaces, District-wide Boundaries, and prioritize the list of projects. The findings and recommendations of the various task forces will assist the Board of Education in determining the project list for a future facilities referendum.

 

February - June 2017




Secondary Schools Capacity Task Force
Process Leader:
John Magas
Focus: Develop short-term solutions to address secondary school enrollments; and explore long-term solutions to consider in conjunction with the District Boundary Task Force.
Report to the Board of Education: June 2017

February - June 2017





Community Service Delivery Task Force
Focus: Develop a District-wide plan that identifies and prioritizes schools that will be renovated to provide appropriate spaces for community agencies to deliver services to students and their families.
Report to Board of Education: June 2017

May - November 2017




District Boundary Task Force
Process Leaders:
John Magas and Mike Stangel
Focus: Engage in a District-wide boundary study.
Note: Long-term solutions for secondary schools will be reviewed in context of the findings of the District Boundary Task Force.
Report to the Board of Education: November 2017

November - December 2017


Bringing All Findings Together
Process Leaders: Administration
Focus: Review the findings and recommendations from the Task Force that will inform the prioritization of the next projects in Phase II.
Report to the Board of Education: November/December 2017

November 2017 - January 2018




Prioritization of Future Projects Task Force
Process Leaders: Mike Stangel, John Magas
Focus: Review the Master Plan and Task Force findings and make recommendations to the Board of Education.
Note: Community input will be solicited from November 2017 through January 2018 prior to Board report.
Report to the Board of Education: January 2018
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