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

Ashland High School, Walker Elementary School

Ashland middle school + John muir outdoor 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
• The Architects and HMK conducted a site walk-through with the Ashland Fire Marshal on November 8th to introduce the project and receive preliminary guidance for fire-fighting access and facilities.
• Schematic Design was completed on schedule and presented to the Middle School and John Muir Outdoor School review teams at the November 19th and 20th design meetings. The presentation included preliminary site and floor plans and conceptual renderings. User Group meetings for both schools were also held on those days for teachers and other staff to give detailed input to the designers on the requirements for instructional, administration, and support facilities.
• Pre-application for Land Use was submitted to the City of Ashland on November 20th.
• Design Development and preliminary construction cost estimating continued throughout the month.

Highlights
Schematic Design completed on schedule November 15th.

Challenges
Reconcile preliminary cost estimates and Schematic Design with project budget.

  • 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
To kick off the schematic design phase, BBT presented two concept options for the Core Team to review with one design path being unanimously voted on. The Core Team then had the chance to provide input on the organization of classrooms that they felt fit their program the best. Throughout the month, several meetings were held to help the various groups to start identifying the needs of Helman that can be provided with this building along with the sustainability goals of the Ashland community. The Architects even spent a day as a student of Helman!

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
The design team will continue the Schematic Design phase, bringing in the Program Information and Concepts provided during Pre-Design.

Highlights
BBT Architects joined the Helman student body as ‘Students for a Day’ to help them better understand how the school operates so they can incorporate what they’ve learned into the Schematic Design.

  • 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
• Specialist consultant, Pacific 3D Reality Capture, was contracted to provide 3D imaging of the high school buildings in order to provide up-to-date 3D documentation and as-built drawings of the existing facility. Work on the Science and Humanities building was completed last month, and the remainder of the campus is now complete. This work will provide excellent and accurate as-built information for the design architect and for school district archives.
• Facilitated by the HMK program and project managers three proposals received for architectural design services were reviewed and scored by the selection team on November 6th. The scoring for the three architecture firms was so close that the team decided to interview all three firms.
• Lively interviews and final scoring facilitated by HMK took place on November 13th. The partnership of Ashland firms arkitek / kistler+small+white came out on top in the scoring and was selected by the team.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
• Solicitation of geotechnical services.
• Complete fee negotiations and School Board approval of the architectural services contract.
• Continue pre-design activities.

Highlights
• Design firm arkitek / kistler+small+white selected for architectural services.

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

Current Activities
• Recommendation to award contract was submitted to the district for the Architecture firm BBT of Bend, Oregon.
• District went into contract with G2 Consultants to handle the HazMat portion of the project.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
• Pre-Design Meetings with BBT Architecture.
• Solicitation of Geotech services.

Highlights
• Design Firm BBT Architects selected for architectural services.

  • 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.

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Ashland Public Schools District Bond Promise Update | As the Helman Elementary School Renovation and Addition project continues in the design development process, the faculty has invited additional student involvement.

As part of a school project, the students created Architecture Firms and designed their ideal school! As part of the assignment, the students formed teams and sketched out their school models; One team even enlisted the help of a parent to create a 3-D model.
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Ashland Public Schools District Bond Promise Update | As the Helman Elementary School Renovation and Addition project continues in the design development process, the faculty has invited additional student involvement. 

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