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 5-12 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.
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
from Superintendent, Jeff Clark
As we are progressing through the refining of the design process, the architects get budget estimates for current plan iterations. The last time this was done, we were about five million dollars over our construction budget. While this seems like a lot, both the architects (IBI) and our project management firm (HMK) assured us that it was very typical, even on the lower end, of what they usually see at this stage.
What this means is that we have to continue to modify, refine and reduce in certain places in order to meet all of our highest priority bond objectives. As with all projects, there is always a longer wish list than there is funding available! One of the areas for change that became apparent quite quickly was to eliminate the move of 5th grade over to the MS/HS campus. When this was proposed as part of the plan it was done so in order to allow for growth at the elementary school, where we use all the classrooms currently.
Amity as a town is expected to continue to grow over the next decade and beyond, and the type of housing that we are anticipating will likely have significant numbers of school-aged children. This is a good challenge to have as a school, but one that can be addressed in multiple ways. By keeping the 5th graders at the elementary school, we can save about $600,000 on the construction project, helping us get closer to maximum construction cost we can afford.
Also, I think it is important to note that moving 5th grade was probably the least popular part of the bond proposal! The board voted on making this change to the plans at their last meeting after listening to input from IBI, HMK and school administrators.
Throughout this bond process the ultimate goal is to provide a great place for our kids to attend school for decades to come. As a district we want to be good stewards of the funds and facilities entrusted to us. This modification does not hamper that goal and helps us maintain our financial values. Thank you for the great community support we have experienced through this process so far.
Info and updates
Amity Elementary School
- New Security Updates Including (but not limited to):
- Door Access Controls
- Secured Vestibule at the Front Entry
- Amanda Grove
- Current Chair
- Tim Haarsma
- Current Vice Chair
- Ryan Jones
- Jennifer Leppin
- Ray Bottenberg
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