Completed and Scheduled Projects
Medford School District 549C
Building Improvement Task Force
Options for Board Consideration
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Review of Completed and Scheduled Projects:
On November 7, 2006, Medford School District 549C patrons passed a Bond Measure authorizing the issuance of $188.9 million in General Obligation Bonds to fund extensive renovation and facility replacement projects on District properties across the District. The Ballot Title and accompanying explanation expressed the intent of the School Board for these projects. Any changes to the scope of bond projects are governed by the language used in the Ballot Title document.
After the passage of the Bond Measure, the District embarked on an aggressive program of planning, design, and construction, tackling six of the renovation projects during this past summer. The bond projects scheduled for Griffin Creek, Hoover, Jefferson, and Kennedy Elementary Schools were substantively completed to allow for the start of school on September 6, 2007. Phase One of two phases of the larger renovation project at Washington Elementary was also completed. Phase Two involves the construction of a new cafeteria and is scheduled to be completed by the end of January 2008.
These projects shared many common aspects including extensive roofing replacement, upgrades to HVAC (Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning) systems, extensive abatement of asbestos and removal of hazardous asbestos materials, renovated restrooms, interior painting, new flooring, upgrades in security door hardware, compliance with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements, and energy-efficient windows. Griffin Creek was connected to city water alleviating problems that have challenged that site for years. The one Lincoln Elementary project – painting the exterior – was completed by mid-August.
Four more renovations are scheduled for completion in Summer 2008. The projects at Ruch, Jacksonville, Howard, and Wilson Elementary Schools involve many of the similar elements of the recently completed renovations.
Oak Grove and Lone Pine Elementary Schools are also scheduled for significant renovations and new construction. Because of the scope of these two projects, they are scheduled to begin in Summer 2008 and to be completed by Fall 2009.
Review of Completed and Scheduled Projects
Review of Changes from the Original Proposed Projects
Description of Task Force Activities
Summary of Task Force Options
Comment on Task Force Options