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 launched into the Construction Documents (CD), the final phase of design. The fruits of Design Development (DD) were showcased in Presentations to the Middle School and John Muir School Site Committees.
• Value Engineering (VE) and Budget Reconciliation refinements are being incorporated into the plans and specifications.
• Underground utilities mapping, and additional geotechnical and hazardous materials investigation was completed. Existing building condition investigation by the Construction Manager, Adroit Construction, was completed to assist the architects and engineers in making critical design decisions.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
• 50% completion of Construction Documents
• Constructability Review of drawings and specifications
• Planning for moving and relocation during construction
• Ongoing discussions with Brightworks to incorporate sustainability and environmentally friendly material and practices.

Highlights
• The architects achieved the 50% CD Deadline during these challenging times.
• Various critical field investigations were completed to inform the design.

Challenges
• Develop moving and temporary relocation plans for students and staff during construction.
• Continuing meetings and field investigations with the restrictions of COVID-19.

Solutions
• Video conferencing for meetings and working remotely leveraging electronic communication technologies.
• Social distancing and wearing masks.

  • 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
The Design Development (DD) Phase was completed and the drawing set and specifications were sent to Adroit and Construction Focus to begin developing an estimate for the project. There was 1 meeting for DD in April. While at the meeting, the BBT team presented a flyover video of the new building addition. This gave the design group a more concrete look at their hard work over several months of design meetings. BBT, HMK and Brightworks met to discuss the energy modeling that was performed on the design. We contracted with Rogue Planning and Development to assist in drafting the findings for the permit application.
BBT, ASD, HMK, MFIA, Conley Engineering, Walker Engineering and KenCairn Landscape met twice in April to review the details of the design and how those pertain to function.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
The Design Development (DD) phase is completed and Adroit and Construction Focus is working on an estimate and reconciliation.

Highlights
• 100% DD Package

  • 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 analyzing the programming information and input from design charrettes with the high school Core Team in order to complete the pre-design/programming documentation. This is a critical process that forms the basis for developing schematic design options.
• Hazardous Materials investigation and Geotechnical investigation.

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.
• Completion of Hazardous Materials and Geotechnical investigation.
• Survey of existing mechanical and electrical systems by design engineers.

Highlights
• Hazardous materials investigation was completed, and geotechnical investigation started.
• Pre-design continued on schedule.


Challenges
• An application for Oregon State grant funding for seismic upgrade of the Humanities Building will be considered for award next month.
• Continue to safely progress the work in the COVID-19 environment.

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

Current Activities
During the month of April, BBT Architects and the core team completed the programming for Walker. This is a crucial phase and really kicks off the design process. There were three responses for our Request for Proposals by the CMGC firms. Scoring took place and two firms received invitations to interview for
next month, Adroit Construction and Ausland Construction.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
In May the core team will be interviewing two CMGC Proposers, Adroit Construction and Ausland Construction. GRI will be visiting the site to perform borings and Dilatometer testing. This will give the design team important geotechnical information.

Highlights
• Programming was completed
• Proposals were received and scored for CMGC

Challenges
• Remote Meetings

  • 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
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3 days ago

Ashland Public Schools

Ashland Middle School |

Adroit Construction Co. has started clearing the north field, at Ashland Middle School, for the temporary classroom buildings that arrive later this month. They will be clearing the site, placing a rock pad and trenching for utilities in the next few weeks. These temporary classroom buildings will house students during the construction and renovation of the middle school and John Muir Outdoor School.
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Ashland Middle School |

Adroit Construction Co. has started clearing the north field, at Ashland Middle School, for the temporary classroom buildings that arrive later this month. They will be clearing the site, placing a rock pad and trenching for utilities in the next few weeks. These temporary classroom buildings will house students during the construction and renovation of the middle school and John Muir Outdoor School.Image attachmentImage attachment

3 days ago

Ashland Public Schools

Ashland School District | Walker Elementary School

This week the Ashland School District, HMK, BBT Architects, Conley Engineering, KenCairn Landscape Architecture, ZCS Engineering and Adroit Construction met onsite at Walker Elementary School to review the site. As the design of the school renovations begin to take shape the design team was able to assemble and view the school. It was a great opportunity to see how the new design will impact the school and really improve the learning environment for the students and the community as a whole.
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Ashland School District | Walker Elementary School
 
This week the Ashland School District, HMK, BBT Architects, Conley Engineering, KenCairn Landscape Architecture, ZCS Engineering and Adroit Construction met onsite at Walker Elementary School to review the site. As the design of the school renovations begin to take shape the design team was able to assemble and view the school. It was a great opportunity to see how the new design will impact the school and really improve the learning environment for the students and the community as a whole.

2 weeks ago

Ashland Public Schools

Ashland Public Schools | Ashland Middle School Update

Work will begin next week to clear the north field, in preparation for temporary classrooms!
In the next two months, temporary classrooms and restrooms will be located on the north field for student use while the new 6th grade classroom building is constructed, and remaining building is renovated.
As part of this work, several trees will need to be removed. However, when the project is complete, there will be 73 new trees planted!

Here is a peek at the work that will occur at the site!

Ashland Middle School: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZMSIYgrQDM&t=6s

John Muir Outdoor School: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HIcg9aWF9oAshland Public Schools | Ashland Middle School Update

Work will begin next week to clear the north field, in preparation for temporary classrooms!

In the next two months, temporary classrooms and restrooms will be located on the north field for student use while the new 6th grade classroom building is constructed, and remaining building is renovated.

As part of this work, several trees will need to be removed. However, when the project is complete, there will be 73 new trees planted!

Here is a peek at the work that will occur at the site!

Ashland Middle School: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZMSIYgrQDM&t=6s

John Muir Outdoor School: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HIcg9aWF9o

Arkitek: Design & Architecture
Soderstrom Architects Ltd.
Adroit Construction Co.
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Ashland Public Schools | Ashland Middle School Update

Work will begin next week to clear the north field, in preparation for temporary classrooms!
In the next two months, temporary classrooms and restrooms will be located on the north field for student use while the new 6th grade classroom building is constructed, and remaining building is renovated.
As part of this work, several trees will need to be removed. However, when the project is complete, there will be 73 new trees planted!

Here is a peek at the work that will occur at the site!

Ashland Middle School: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZMSIYgrQDM&t=6s

John Muir Outdoor School: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HIcg9aWF9o
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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
  • Kelly Raymond
    • ASD Superintendent
  • 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
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    • Community Member

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)
  • Samuel Bogdanove
    • AHS Principal
  • Maryetta Jacques
    • AHS Teacher (Certified)
  • Rebecca Gyarmathy
    • 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

  •  Rebecca Gyarmathy
    • 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

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  • Alexandra Roscher
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  • Steve Mitzel
    • ASD Director of Operations
  • Robby Moles
    • ASD Facilities Director
  • Kristi Nelson
    • ASD Administrative Assistant

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    • ASD Facilities Director
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    • ASD Administrative Assistant