• High School Feasibility Study

     

    KCBA Architects presented their High School Feasibility Study: KCBA spent nearly 3 months analyzing the high school and finding ways to make it more efficient and effective. Tonight it presented its plan to update the high school’s systems and design to accommodate the district’s learning needs. Specifically KCBA looked at how to update the high school to accommodate space needed for the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs, music, performing and visual arts, special education, as well as safety and accessibility. KCBA’s recommendations include $28.7 million in improvements, including $8 million in upgrades to major HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and electrical systems (previously approved by the School Board), $9.3 million in building renovations, and $5.4 million in space additions. The School Board may choose to accept all, some, or none of the recommendations with the exception of the previously approved required upgrades to the mechanical and electrical systems.

    Due to large decreases in annual debt service requirements beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, a project of this magnitude could be financed over approximately 13 years without requiring an increase in property taxes. The proposed construction period would span two school years and three summers. A decision on the scope of the project by the end of June would improve the likelihood of starting construction next summer which is highly recommended due to some failing mechanical and electrical systems.KCBA Architects presented their High School Feasibility Study: KCBA spent nearly 3 months analyzing the high school and finding ways to make it more efficient and effective. Tonight it presented its plan to update the high school’s systems and design to accommodate the district’s learning needs. Specifically KCBA looked at how to update the high school to accommodate space needed for the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs, music, performing and visual arts, special education, as well as safety and accessibility. KCBA’s recommendations include $28.7 million in improvements, including $8 million in upgrades to major HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and electrical systems (previously approved by the School Board), $9.3 million in building renovations, and $5.4 million in space additions. The School Board may choose to accept all, some, or none of the recommendations with the exception of the previously approved required upgrades to the mechanical and electrical systems.

    Due to large decreases in annual debt service requirements beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, a project of this magnitude could be financed over approximately 13 years without requiring an increase in property taxes. The proposed construction period would span two school years and three summers. A decision on the scope of the project by the end of June would improve the likelihood of starting construction next summer which is highly recommended due to some failing mechanical and electrical systems.
     
     
     
    November 12 Design and Development Update Presentation of Schematic Design