Summer 2014 Bond Work
The following is an update on some of the projects funded by the $680 million Capital Construction Bond Measure approved by voters in May 2014.
Re-roofing of Sunset High School
Nearly the entire roof of the Sunset High School building is being replaced this summer under a $5.2 million project funded by the 2014 Bond Measure. The Sunset project was particularly urgent due to the advanced deterioration of the old roof sections causing significant leaks and some structural deterioration of the wood sheathing under the roofing material. The project is on schedule to be completed by August 22, 2014.
Due to creative planning by the Maintenance Department, the failing roof-mounted chiller serving part of the building's air conditioning system, is being replaced during the re-roofing work. This efficiency step has saved considerable cost by avoiding mobilization and demobilization of another contractor at a later time.
Artificial Turf Replacement - Aloha High School Field
The turf field at Aloha High School is 10 years old and worn out. The artificial turf is being replaced and a new shock pad is being added below the turf layer to help reduce the risk of injury to athletes and students. The shock pad is not required by code, but the School District Safety Committee decided it was a prudent extra safety measure and included this requirement as a District standard for all our turf fields starting with the Westview and Southridge high schools replacements in 2012 and at Beaverton High School in 2013. Next summer, the Sunset High School football field turf is scheduled for replacement. A web-camera has been set up to monitor the Aloha High School project and it can be viewed at: http://oxblue.com/open/beavertonschooldistrict/ahs (Open the link and click on the PLAY button to view a time lapse video of the project!)
This $1 million project is being jointly funded by the BSD 2014 Bond and the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District (THPRD).
New High School and New Middle School Update
Qualification submissions have been received from architectural and engineering consultant teams for the design work on the new high school and new middle school. Two BSD selection committees are currently reviewing the proposals and will select the firms to be interviewed for each project. It is expected that both design contracts will be awarded in August. The new middle school will be located on 18 acres in the Timberland development, near SW Cornell Rd. and SW 118th Ave. and is scheduled to be completed in 2016. It will initially serve as the temporary school building for the four schools slated to be demolished and rebuilt one-at-a-time during the Bond work. When the replacements are completed, the building will become the District's ninth comprehensive middle school in 2020. The new high school will be in the South Cooper Mountain area near SW Scholls Ferry Rd. and SW 175 Ave. and is scheduled to open in September 2017. Both of these projects are being funding by the 2014 Bond.
Portables are moving
The Bond is funding the relocation of seven portable classroom buildings to help reduce overcrowding at three schools. Montclair Elementary School will receive one building with two classrooms; Springville is getting two buildings with four classrooms and Stoller will have four buildings with eight additional classrooms.
Because the District needed to wait for the passage of the Bond in May for funding, these classrooms will not be ready for occupancy on the first day of school, but should be completed by October or November, 2014. Moving these portables will free-up space on the softball practice field area at Beaverton High School, and the tennis courts at Sunset High School where they have been located for several years. The Sunset High School tennis courts will be refurbished after the portables are removed.