Amity School District
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The Amity School District Capital Bond project is aimed at renovating and upgrading the facilities of Amity High School and Amity Middle School, as well as implementing new security measures at Amity Elementary School. The project will help in creating a shared-use facility for both the high school and the middle school, and will also provide much-needed additional space and modern amenities for students and staff.
Amity High School Renovation: This phase of the project will involve a renovation of the existing high school. The renovation will include the addition of new spaces such as a library, a competition gymnasium, locker rooms, a team room, art classrooms, science classrooms. This will significantly enhance the learning environment and provide students with the latest in technological and instructional resources.
Amity Middle School Replacement: In this phase, the middle school will be joined with the high school campus to create a shared use facility. This will enable the district to better serve students in grades 6-12 and will also provide additional capacity for students. The project will include the addition of eight new classrooms, science lab and the existing high school gymnasium.
The Elementary School will receive new security updates, including door access controls and a secured vestibule at the front entry. This will ensure a safe and secure environment for students, teachers, and staff. Additionally, a two-classroom modular will be installed at the Elementary School to allow for additional capacity.
The Amity School District Capital Bond project is a crucial investment in the future of Amity’s students and the community. It will provide state-of-the-art facilities, modern amenities, and a safe and secure learning environment for generations to come.
Amity High School -
Capital Bond Program 2022
Amity Middle School + Elementary School -
Capital Bond Program 2022
As we advance in refining the design process for our bond project, our architects have been providing budget estimates for each iteration of the plan. Recently, we found ourselves around five million dollars above our construction budget. While this may sound concerning, both our architects (IBI) and project management firm (HMK) assured us that this is quite common and even on the lower end of what they typically see at this stage.
To meet our highest priority bond objectives, we must continue to modify, refine, and make reductions where necessary. With every project, the wish list tends to be longer than the available funding. One quick decision for change was to remove the relocation of the 5th grade to the MS/HS campus. This proposal was initially made to accommodate growth at the elementary school, which currently utilizes all available classrooms.
Amity is a town projected to experience growth in the coming decade, with the anticipated housing likely to bring in a significant number of school-aged children. While this is a positive challenge for our school, it can be addressed in various ways. By keeping 5th graders at the elementary school, we can save approximately $600,000 on the construction project, bringing us closer to our maximum affordable construction cost.
It’s also important to mention that the 5th-grade relocation was likely the least popular aspect of the bond proposal. The board decided to make this change during their last meeting, after considering input from IBI, HMK, and school administrators.
Our ultimate goal throughout this bond process is to create an exceptional learning environment for our students for many years to come. We aim to be responsible stewards of the funds and facilities entrusted to us as a district. This change does not compromise that objective and helps us maintain our financial principles. We’re grateful for the incredible community support we’ve received so far in this process.
Info and updates
Amity Elementary School
- New Security Updates Including (but not limited to):
- Door Access Controls
- Secured Vestibule at the Front Entry
- Install a two-classroom modular to allow for additional capacity
- Amanda Grove
- Current Chair
- Tim Haarsma
- Current Vice Chair
- Ryan Jones
- Jennifer Leppin
- Ray Bottenberg
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