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
The Pre-Design Phase continued into September with a series of Program Meetings led by BBT Architects to understand how the school operates and what their needs are for this project. BBT used the program information in these meetings to continue into a series of Concept Meetings to show the design team what their project could potentially look like. On September 25th, the design team was able to tour three new schools in Gresham, OR and Camas, WA to see how forward-thinking schools create modern learning spaces.

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

Highlights
School Tours with the design team provided a physical example of the concepts discussed.

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John Muir Outdoor School

  • 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
• David McKay and Steve Mitzel provided a Bond Program update at the September 9th School Board Meeting.
• Three Pre-design meetings were conducted by the Architects with the AMS and JMOS Core Teams to clarify requirements and priorities for developing design concepts.
• Schematic Design began on schedule September 23rd.
• The CMGC Kickoff Meeting was held on September 24th to introduce the Adroit Construction Manager to the project team and organize for the ongoing design process.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
Develop Schematic Design options and conduct design meetings with the school teams.

Highlights
Developing the Schematic Design.

  • Comprehensive renovation at Walker 
  • Seismic upgrades for Walker

Current Activities
• The Request for Proposals (RFP) for Design services is being prepared for issuance next month.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
• Receiving design firm proposals.

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

 

Current Activities
• Three Project Scope clarification meetings were conducted by the project manager and the scoping consultant with the district’s High
School Core Team to confirm requirements and priorities for the Humanities and Science Buildings.
• The Request for Proposals (RFP) for Design services is being prepared for issuance next month.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
• Completing 3D Modeling.
• Receiving design firm proposals.

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

 

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ASHLAND SD | Last this month, the Walker Elementary School architect selection committee comprised of teachers, administrators and parents interviewed 2 architecture firms. These architecture firms were selected for interview based on their proposals that they submitted for the seismic upgrade and renovation of historic Walker Elementary. BBT Architects was selected as the preferred firm. From this point forward, they will work with HMK and the Ashland School district on the exiting task of designing the renovation and upgrade of Walker Elementary. BBT will focus on preserving the historic building while at the same time modernizing the learning environment with the district’s adage, “learning for life” as the forefront of the design. ... See MoreSee Less

ASHLAND SD | Last this month, the Walker Elementary School architect selection committee comprised of teachers, administrators and parents interviewed 2 architecture firms. These architecture firms were selected for interview based on their proposals that they submitted for the seismic upgrade and renovation of historic Walker Elementary. BBT Architects was selected as the preferred firm. From this point forward, they will work with HMK and the Ashland School district on the exiting task of designing the renovation and upgrade of Walker Elementary. BBT will focus on preserving the historic building while at the same time modernizing the learning environment with the district’s adage, “learning for life” as the forefront of the design.Image attachment

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community involvement

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

Committee Details

  • Curtis Bacon
    • Professor of Finance at SOU
    • Parent
  • Jill Franko
    • Corporate Wellness and Finance
  • Shane Hunter
    • CFO consulting
    • Treasurer of PTA
    • Parent
  • Kathleen Kane
    • Owns Escape Ashland
  • Chris McKay, HMK
    • Program Director
  • David McKay, HMK
    • Principal In Charge

  • Steve Mitzel
    • Director of IT and Operations
  • Kelly Raymond
    • Superintendent
  • Ryan Schnobrich
    • Internal Auditor at SOU
  • Alana Valencia, ASD
    • Director of Finance
  • Dustin Way
    • Owner of Rogue Valley Roasting Company
  • Jim Westrick
    • Parent, Board Member, Community Member
  • Jon Witherspoon, HMK
    • Program Planner
  • District Staff: Kristi Nelson
    • Bond Administrator

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

  • Steve Retzlaff
    • Principal, Ashland Middle School
  • Rebecca Gyarmathy
    • Principal, John Muir Outdoor School
  • Beth Oehler
    • Teacher, Ashland Middle School
  • Karin Pasche
    • Office Manager, Ashland Middle School
  • Jamie Haden
    • Teacher/Parent, Ashland Middle School
  • Beth Oehler
    • Teacher, Ashland Middle School
  • Katherine Holden
    • Assistant Principal, Ashland Middle School

MEMBERS

  •  Rebecca
    • JMOS Principal
  • Laurie
    • JMOS Office Manager
  • Sage
    • JMOS Teacher