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 district also received proposals from Construction Manager | General Contractors (CMGC). Once received, a committee scored the proposals and invited both firms to interview. The scoring committee selected Adroit Construction. A recommendation to award was presented in the September board meeting.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
The School Board will meet to approve award of CM|GC Contract. On September 5th, BBT Architects will conduct the first design ‘Pre-Design’ design meeting with district and school staff.

Highlights
Receiving and scoring proposals for CM|GC services.

  • 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

The Design Team held two ‘pre-design’ design meetings with School District, Ashland Middle School and John Muir school staff. The design meetings centered around understanding the unique programs of both schools, campus challenges and spatial needs. The district also received proposals from Construction Manager | General Contractors (CMGC). Once received, a committee scored the proposals and invited both firms to interview. The scoring committee selected Adroit Construction. A recommendation to award was presented in the September board meeting.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period
The Design Team will continue meetings with both school’s administrators and staff.

Highlights
Receiving and scoring proposals for CM|GC services.

  • Comprehensive renovation at Walker 
  • Seismic upgrades for Walker

As of October, HMK issued request for proposals for design services at Walker Elementary School and Ashland Highschool.

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

 

As of October, HMK issued request for proposals for design services at Walker Elementary School and Ashland Highschool.

  • 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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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

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