3D - horizontal white

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 Update

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

  • 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 the month of May, the design team selection process was completed and BBT was selected.
Design contracts are in negotiations and will be presented at the June 17th board meeting.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
The district will award contracts for Architectural Design, Land Surveyor, Asbestos Design, and Geotechnical services.
Design Kick-off meeting with building user groups.

Highlights
HMK will be taking advantage of the summer months to complete hazardous materials testing, land surveying, and geotechnical testing.
These exploratory activities are key for the design team.

  • Replace/rebuild Ashland Middle 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
In the month of May, the design team selection process was completed and Soderstrom-arkitek was selected.
Design contracts are in negotiations and will be presented at the June 17th board meeting.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
The district will award contracts for Architectural Design, Land Surveyor, Asbestos Design, and Geotechnical services.
Design Kick-off meeting with building user groups.

Highlights
HMK will be taking advantage of the summer months to complete hazardous materials testing, land surveying, and geotechnical testing.
These exploratory activities are key for the design team.

  • Comprehensive renovation at Walker 
  • Seismic upgrades for Walker

Grants
Walker Elementary School was awarded a Seismic Rehabilitation Grant. This is great news for the District and fits well with the current design and construction plan. ZCS has been assisting the District with this effort and recently provided the team the following:

• Seismic Program, general overview
• Applications submitted in behalf of the District
• Suggested course of action for buildings not awarded a grant
• Overview of Walker Elementary School and plan on incorporating into the larger project at the school

  • Accessibility and flexibility upgrades for Ashland HS Humanities and Science
  • Seismic upgrade for Ashland HS Humanities and Science

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

Stay up to date with Ashland School District

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

6 hours ago

Ashland Public Schools

June Newsletter | Ashland Bond Promise ... See MoreSee Less

June Newsletter | Ashland Bond Promise

3 days ago

Ashland Public Schools

HMK met with Soderstrom, arkitek, and sub-consultants to introduce the design team and begin discussions about the project at Ashland Middle School.
Bonus, we really felt the ‘stay-hydrated’ message on this one! 😂💧
... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Ashland Public Schools

ASHLAND ||
Last week, the Ashland Public Schools district, HMK and BBT Architects met with the Helman Elementary School Principal for a design kick-off meeting. The meeting was to introduce the project team and discuss the design process. Design meetings will begin later this summer.
... See MoreSee Less

Load more

Community Involvement

We encourage community input throughout the process of these projects, as your voice makes a difference!
Below are a couple of ways to get involved, with forms available to download.
Please bring completed forms to the Ashland School District office, or email to Laurie.Rooper@ashland.k12.or.us

Newsletters

Stay up to date on the latest program updates!

Follow HMK through the process

Close Menu