Partners in Progress - Facility Bond Projects
We are very excited about the process of seeing the Bond Proposal projects come to life. As the conversations regarding the begininng phases of these projects happen, there is sense of energy and excitement. As you can imagine, there are a lot of decisions and much planning that needs to happen before the first shovel touches the ground or the first hammer hits a nail.
Kingscott is the architechural design team that will guide us through the design phase and Wolgast will serve as project manager. There will be many meetings throughout the process with input from people throughout the entire district.
Stay tuned and visit this site frequently for updates.
January 4, 2019
During our winter break, construction crews have been busy moving forward on many projects throughout the district.
At Elms, the frames that will hold the solar panels are now installed.
Great headway has been made on the new FHS gymnasium.
The FHS solar field has been fenced off and the initial work to lay out the field is in process.
November 30, 2018
How wonderful is it on these cold, snowy days to be thinking about the sunshine! As a part of the Tax Exempt Energy Conservation Bonds project, the solar arrays are being installed on the roof of the ECC. Crews are bundled up as they work on the preliminaries of this project. As you drive by the ECC you will see the work being done on the newer part of the building. Please be patient if you get caught in a traffic slowdown as they bring supplies from the parking lot across the street to the work site. The slight inconvenience will be well worth it when these systems become active and the district is able to save money on energy costs.
November 20, 2018
Good news! After a nearly three month delay waiting for the state plan approval process to be completed, our solar and facility bond projects are on course to begin soon.This phase of the project includes the pre-engineering lab, robotics lab, visual arts classrooms, wrestling room, and new competition gym.
Windows at the ECC were replaced all throughout the summer. The new look makes a huge difference from the inside and the outside.
March 19, 2018
Several stakeholders gathered today to begin the planning phase for the Fine Arts Storage, Track, Baseball, and Concessions areas.
March 15, 2018
This past Wednesday we met with our architect, construction manager, and steering committee to review the schematic design of the high school site and renovation at the ECC. The designs are looking good. It looks like we are getting close to a final design for the high school projects and the new administrative offices at the ECC. We are scheduled to meet next week with the full committee to discuss final layout and finishes. We hope to break ground in the late summer.
Following the completion of the high school site and ECC second floor design process, we will begin the design process for the HVAC upgrades, Raider Field improvements, building PA system upgrades, and Raider Virtual Academy renovations at the existing administrative offices. The scheduled completion date barring any unforeseen circumstances is fall of 2019-20.
December 6, 2017
The initial Meet-the-Team gathering was held at the ECC. Representatives from Kingscott, Wolgast, and staff from throughout the district met to get an overview of the process of bringing this $17.8 million bond to life.
FHS Art teachers, Physical Education teachers, FHS Administrators, Board Members, and Central Office Administrators traveled throughout SE Michigan to see recently constructed gymnasiums. This was an opportunity to see a variety of features first hand.
December 13, 2017
The snow day was put to good use. Even though school was canceled, it was an opportunity for staff to gather and share their "wish" list with the Kingscott designers. Physical Education, Art, Robotics, and CAD representatives gave their input for design elements in their area.