Bond Promise

Beginning in 2017, Ashland School District, with the assistance of school facility experts, analyzed the immediate and long term facility needs and created a Long Range Facility Plan.

  • District-wide Security
  • District-wide HVAC and Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Upgrades (includes focus on green technology and renewable energy)                            
  • District-wide Bathrooms                                                                               
  • Technology Infrastructure                                                                 
  • Replace/rebuild AMS South at size appropriate to number of students served
  • Accessibility and flexibility upgrades for AHS Humanities and Science Buildings
  • Seismic Upgrades for AHS Humanities and Science Buildings       
  • Comprehensive renovation at Walker (and reconfigured point of entry)
  • Seismic Upgrades for Walker                                                                        
  • Redesigned Helman classroom wing, entry, and secure circulation 
  • Renovate Helman Quad C     
  • Seismic Upgrades for Helman           

Program UpdateS

Walk-through videos of school schematics

Ashland middle School

helman elementary school

The Bond Committee,  made up of a wide cross-section of the Ashland community, worked to review the needs of the school  district, related to the following goals:

  • Increase or improve health and safety
  • Prioritize flexibility and adaptability
  • Be sustainable and energy efficient
  • Promote inclusiveness
  • Promote financial stewardship
  • Standardize facility systems
  • Plan for the future

Cost Information: As with prior District bonds, the projected levy rate resulting from the District bonds is estimated to be at or below $2.00 per $1,000 of taxable assessed value. After thirteen years, the projected levy rate is estimated to reduce to $1.00 per $1,000 for the following twelve years.

Actual levy rates may differ due to actual interest rates and changes in taxable assessed values over the life of the bond.

Projects

Info and updates

  • Replace/rebuild Ashland Middle School + John Muir Outdoor School to promote modern learning and operational efficiency
  • Design of new classroom space to replace 3 wings, approx. 65,000 sq. ft.
  • Campus security
  • Air Quality improvements and Climate resilience for existing buildings, including new construction
  • Required tech infrastructure

Current Activities
• Soderstrom Architects are on schedule to submit the permit set of documents to the City of Ashland in July.
• The Design Team completed the drawings for the temporary Modulars.
• Adroit and an independent constructability firm reviewed the 75% documents for clarity and buildability.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
• Issue permit set to City of Ashland
• Begin temporary modular work. Additionally, begin work at Lincoln School for John Muir Outdoor School.

Highlights
• Design continues to be on schedule.
• Planning for relocation of students during construction.

Challenges
• Approve and implement solution for temporary relocation of students and staff during construction.

  • Renovate Helman quad C
  • Seismic upgrades for Helman
  • New secure classroom wing to replace 2 class room pods, approx. 23,000 sq. ft.
  • Campus security
  • Climate resilience for all buildings, rather than just new construction
  • Required tech infrastructure

Current Activities
In June, the Construction Document (CD) phase began and is at 50% complete. This is the stage where BBT Architects and their consultants compile the finalized drawings and specifications that will be used for permitting, bidding and construction. Brightworks has been working with the Design Team to find ways to meet the Climate Energy Action Plan (CEAP) strategies for the City of Ashland. This includes the use of sustainable finishes and reducing embodied carbon in the project. Working with Rogue Planning, findings were generated and included with the zoning permit application. The Ashland School District, HMK and BBT Architects teamed up with MRC Recreation to work on designing a new playground since the construction will require removal and relocation of the existing playground. The new playground will incorporate physical education features and imaginative play opportunities.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
The playground design will continue. BBT Architects and their consultant team will have a site visit to investigate existing conditions.

Highlights
• Zoning Permit Application
• 50% Construction Documents

  • Improved accessibility and flexibility for the Humanities and Science Buildings
  • Repurpose or reconfigure exisiting spaces for science program requirements
  • Upgrades for air quality, security, restrooms, and technology infrastructure

Current Activities
• arkitek:design&architecture / kistler+small+white designers are revising the design schedule to reflect resumption of design activities in early July.
• Evaluation of Hazardous Materials investigation and Geotechnical investigation reports.
• Developing strategies for seismic upgrade of the buildings.
• Identify and review existing grades to determine ADA accessible pathways throughout the campus.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
• Schematic Design will commence with additional design charrettes with the High School Core Team and site visits to evaluate existing classrooms and building conditions.

Highlights
• Onsite meeting to review existing site grades

  • Comprehensive renovation
    • Replacement of classroom wing, with new classrooms
    • Redesigned entry
    • New finishes, MEP systems, doors, windows, and roof
  • Seismic upgrades

Current Activities
In June, the Core Design Team met twice to start the Schematic Design (SD) process. In SD, the Team takes the general program that was developed in pre-design and starts to formulate a tangible layout that meets the Program needs and improves the existing campus based on the Bond. Adroit Construction will now begin participating in the Design Process.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
In July, the Core Design Team will continue the SD process. There will also be a workshop for Seismic, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Sustainability.

Highlights
• Schematic Design has begun.

  • Security enhancements
  • HVAC and mechanical/electrical/plumbing upgrades (focus on green technology and renewable energy) 
  • Bathrooms renovation
  • Tech infrastructure with enhanced internet connectivity
  • Accessibility

 

The Executive team began the district-wide HVAC, Restroom and Safety & Security projects, with requesting proposals from consultants.

Video updates

community details

MEMBERS

  • Curtis Bacon
    • Parent
    • Community Member
    • Professor
    • ASD Budget Committee Member
  • Jill Franko
    • Parent
    • Community Member
    • Local Business Owner (Self-employed)
    • Willow Wind Community Association Board Member
  • Kathleen Kane
    • Parent
    • Community Member
    • Local Business Owner (Self-employed)
  • Chris McKay, HMK
    • Program Director
  • David McKay, HMK
    • Principal In Charge
  • Steve Mitzel
    • ASD Director of Operations
  • Kristi Nelson
    • ASD Administrative Assistant
  • Ryan Schnobrich
    •  Parent
    • Community Member
    • Internal Auditor
  • Alana Valencia
    • ASD Director of Finance
  • Dustin Way
    • Parent
    • Community Member
    • Local Business Owner (Self-employed)
  • Jim Westrick
    • Parent
    • Ashland School Board Member
    • Community Member
  • Samuel Bogdanove
    • ASD Superintendent
  • Shane Hunter
    • Parent
    • Community Member
    • Chief Financial Officer

MEMBERS

  • Steve Retzlaff
    • AMS Principal
  • Karin Pasche
    • AMS Office Manager (Classified)
  • Tiffany Burns
    • WES Principal
  • Julie Grantham
    • WES Educational Assistant (Classified)
  • Michelle Cuddeback
    • HES Principal
  • Trish Dorr
    • HES Teacher (Certified)
  • Summer Brendlinger
    • HES Teacher (Certified)
  • Ben Bell
    • AHS Principal
  • Maryetta Jacques
    • AHS Teacher (Certified)
  • Jennifer Parks
    • JMOS Principal
  • Marcia Ososke
    • JMOS Teacher (Certified)
  • Steve Mitzel
    • ASD Director of Operations
  • Robby Moles
    • ASD Facilities Director
  • Kristi Nelson
    • ASD Administrative Assistant

MEMBERS

  • Steve Retzlaff
    • Principal
  • Katherine Holden
    • Vice Principal
  • Karin Pasche
    • Office Manager
  • Steve Mitzel
    • ASD Director of Operations
  • Robby Moles
    • ASD Facilities Director
  • Kristi Nelson
    • ASD Administrative Assistant

MEMBERS

  •  Jennifer Parks
    • Principal
  • Steve Mitzel
    • ASD Director of Operations
  • Robby Moles
    • ASD Facilities Director
  • Kristi Nelson
    • ASD Bond Administrative Assistant

MEMBERS

  • Michelle Cuddeback
    • Principal, Helman Elementary
  • Malinda Wood
    • (Classified) Office Manager, Helman Elementary
  • Mia Driscoll
    • (Certified) Teacher, Helman Elementary
  • Christa Reeves
    • Parent, Helman Elementary
  • Joe Shannon
    • Parent, Helman Elementary

MEMBERS

  • Ben Bell
    • Principal
  • Mckael Kenfield
    • Teacher (Certified)
  • Alexandra Roscher
    • Teacher (Certified)
  • Todd Hobein
    • Teacher (Certified)
  • Steve Mitzel
    • ASD Director of Operations
  • Robby Moles
    • ASD Facilities Director
  • Kristi Nelson
    • ASD Administrative Assistant
  • Daisy Schmeling
    • Student Representative
  • Nikko Wand
    • Student Representative

MEMBERS

  • Tiffany Burns
    • Principal
  • Cheryl Beugli
    • Office Manager (Classified)
  • Julie Grantham
    • Educational Assistant (Classified)
  • Kathleen Mateas
    • Teacher (Certified)
  • Tyler Claycomb
    • Teacher (Certified)




  • Beth VanZee
    • Teacher (Certified)
  • Sessceal Reynolds
    • Parent
  • Steve Mitzel
    • ASD Director of Operations
  • Robby Moles
    • ASD Facilities Director
  • Kristi Nelson
    • ASD Administrative Assistant