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 are on schedule for the 75% Construction Documents interim milestone.
• Design and planning for the temporary modular classrooms.
• Planning for the preparation work for relocation of John Muir Outdoor School to Lincoln School Elementary School.
• Implementing CEAP sustainability features into the final design.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
• Constructability review of design.
• Complete design and submit permit application for the temporary modular classrooms.
• Preparation of Lincoln School Elementary School for relocation of John Muir Outdoor School.
• Review interior finished and materials with school Core Teams.

Highlights
• Design continued on schedule.
• Planning for relocation of students during construction.

Challenges
• Continue to progress the design and field investigations during the current restrictions and challenges of the pandemic.
• Approve and implement solution for temporary relocation of students and staff during construction.

Solutions
• Temporary relocation during construction: John Muir Outdoor School to Lincoln Elementary School and Middle School 6th grade and other effected programs to a Modular Classroom Complex on site.
• 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
In May, HMK and the Ashland School District performed a page turn review of the Design Development documents. The purpose of the review was to provide the Design Team with comments and questions regarding the design. Adroit and Construction Focus presented estimates based on the Design Development drawings and specifications. It is important to periodically conduct estimates during the design phases to ensure the project is within the established parameters. During the month, the Design Team met once to check in and update the Core Team on the status of the project. From this point, the project will advance into the Construction Document phase that will be used throughout the construction of the project. Rogue Planning and Development has been working on developing findings to be presented to the City with the zoning permit application in June. BBT, HMK, Adroit and Brightworks met to discuss potential opportunities to reduce embodied carbon in the concrete during construction.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
The Construction Document phase will begin. The zoning permit application will be filed with the City.

Highlights
• Estimate Reconciliation
• Construction Document phase has started

  • 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
In May, HMK facilitated interviews with two construction firms that proposed on the Construction Manager General Contractor (CM|GC) Request for Proposals (RFP). Adroit Construction was selected as the winning proposer and the Board accepted the Recommendation to Award Adroit Construction the CM|GC contract. Geotechnical Resources Inc. (GRI) also was onsite in May performing borings for a Geotechnical analysis of the site.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
In June, the Core Team will begin the Schematic Design process. During this process the CM|GC will join the Core Team to assist with the design process.

Highlights
• Interviews were performed to select the CM|GC, Adroit Construction was selected
• GRI performed a Geotechnical investigation

  • 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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1 week ago

Ashland Public Schools

Ashland Middle School​ | Adroit and sub-contractors continue to prepare for the temporary classrooms that arrived last week. The team has cleared the site and laid a rock foundation for the classroom buildings. Additionally, Van Row is laying pip for the sewer and water connections and Infinity Electric is working on providing power to the buildings. This week, more classroom buildings will arrive and Modern Building Systems will begin tying-in the buildings. ... See MoreSee Less

Ashland Middle School​ | Adroit and sub-contractors continue to prepare for the temporary classrooms that arrived last week. The team has cleared the site and laid a rock foundation for the classroom buildings. Additionally, Van Row is laying pip for the sewer and water connections and Infinity Electric is working on providing power to the buildings. This week, more classroom buildings will arrive and Modern Building Systems will begin tying-in the buildings.Image attachment

2 weeks ago

Ashland Public Schools

Ashland Public Schools District | Helman Elementary School Addition and Renovation

The Helman Elementary School team met this week with BBT Architects and MRC Recreation to work towards a final design for the playground to replace the existing one as the new addition begins. The new playground will incorporate creative play opportunities as well as physical education.
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Ashland Public Schools District | Helman Elementary School Addition and Renovation
 
The Helman Elementary School team met this week with BBT Architects and MRC Recreation to work towards a final design for the playground to replace the existing one as the new addition begins. The new playground will incorporate creative play opportunities as well as physical education.Image attachment

Comment on Facebook 170478483009031_3231166090273573

I would love to see Bellview get a new playground! And paved track:)

Playground equipment is ridiculously expensive...sad situation 😢

How is this structure going to be accessible to kids with different physical abilities? Why invest in play structures that not every kid can use?

Is there any additional information posted regarding this project? When it's breaking ground? If the playground will remain unlocked for access after school? If the courts are being replaced or simply removed? How the traffic flow will impact the neighborhood? The number of trees being removed?

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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)
  • 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

MEMBERS

  • Samuel Bogdanove
    • 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

MEMBERS

  • Tiffany Burns
    • Principal
  • Cheryl Beugli
    • Office Manager (Classified)
  • Julie Grantham
    • Educational Assistant (Classified)
  • Kathleen Mateas
    • Teacher (Certified)
  • Tyler Claycomb
    • Teacher (Certified)




  • Beth VanZee
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  • Sessceal Reynolds
    • Parent
  • Steve Mitzel
    • ASD Director of Operations
  • Robby Moles
    • ASD Facilities Director
  • Kristi Nelson
    • ASD Administrative Assistant