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

HELMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Ground Breaking Ceremony

ASHLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL + JOHN MUIR OUTDOOR SCHOOL Ground Breaking Ceremony

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
• Adroit Construction Company coordinated four on-site Pre-bid Walks with Subcontractors and vendors to initiate a clearer understanding of specific scopes of work and the Project as a whole. As a result, questions arose, and four addenda have been issued for clarity on the Construction Documents.
• September 24th was Bid day. All sealed sub-contractor bids were due at 2:00pm.
• Modular punch lists have been complete. Commons area and the Administration Trailer is complete, and staff has moved in.
• An FFE Furniture Fair was held at AMS the week of the 28th. This gave staff of all ASD an opportunity to review furniture options. Consideration will then be given to make the decision regarding procurement of Furniture.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
• GMP is set to be delivered to HMK on October 6th with GMP review with the Owner, Architect, and Contractor October 7th.
• Mobilization to the site along with temporary facilities including Fencing, Job Trailers, Equipment, and Utilities will begin.

Highlights
• Great turn-out for the Pre-Bid Walks. This is a good sign that this is a desirable project and contractors are excited to be a part of it.

Challenges
• Early in the month, just after the temporary restrooms were installed, one was broken into and vandalized. Additionally, the vandals ruined several locksets trying to get into the other buildings.
• After teachers moved into the modular classrooms new issues were uncovered as HVAC units had not been adjusted, resulting in some pretty high temperatures.

Solutions
• Modern Building Systems stepped right in and sent 2 technicians down to repair the vandalized restrooms, replace locksets, and addressed all of the HVAC units.
• HMK and Adroit have been working closely with the teachers programming thermostats, adjusting doors and replacing ceiling tiles.

  • 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 September, the Construction Document (CD) phase was completed. The early site work package was sent out to bid. Part of the bid process included a pre-bid site walk. The building package was also completed and Adroit and Construction Focus are developing a final estimate. Bid opening will be on October 1st. A design was finalized for the new playground. The permit package for early site work was submitted to the city of Ashland. The planning commission approved the land use findings for the project. A diesel tank was removed from the site in preparation for early site work.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
• 95 % CD building package estimate due
• Building Package out to bid.
• Recommendation to Award to District for early site work

Highlights
• Early Site Work Package Out to Bid
• Building Package Completed
• Submitted for Permit

  • 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/KSW have been working hard to finish up the Schematic Design (SD) by early October. That process has been supported by Core Team and Focus Group meetings in which the design team had the opportunity to receive direction and input from school staff and students. HMK released the Request for Proposals (RFP) to prospective Construction Manager/General Contractors (CM/GCs) early in September, held a mandatory pre-proposal meeting, and had a walkthrough with potential contractors. Proposals were turned in on September 30th with an encouraging amount of interest.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
In October, HMK will work with the school district to assemble a scoring committee to review the CM|GC proposals. If there are several contractors that receive high scores, the scoring committee will hold a series of interviews to select the contractor they feel fits the project best. The design team will move forward into the Design Development (DD) phase of the project while meeting with various consultants to help further refine details.

Highlights
• Releasing of RFP and receiving several proposals

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

Current Activities
In September the Schematic Design (SD) was completed. With the SD packet completed, Adroit and Construction Focus completed a preliminary estimate for the project. Concrete GPR was selected to perform some scanning and destructive testing of the existing building conditions to aid in the structural design. The district, HMK, BBT and MRC Recreation met to begin the design of a new playground to replace the existing one. There was a meeting with the school’s nutrition coordinator to begin fine tuning the design and renovation of the kitchen area. Certa Building Solutions was selected as the building envelop consultant to help oversee the design. HMK hosted a district-wide furniture fair for the school staff to come see the furniture offerings available.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
An estimate will be prepared by Adroit and Construction focus based on the SD package. The Design Development process will begin. MRC will be preparing a design for the new playground. BBT and HMK will be meeting with the school’s nutrition coordinator to discuss needed improvements in the kitchen.

Highlights
• Completion of the Schematic Design phase.

  • 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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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