MAJOR H.S. PROJECTSall data has been obtained through the CT-DOE website (current through 2007)Note ONLY 3 municipalities approved for 2009-2010 DOE list … one in New Haven County
MAJOR H.S. PROJECTSMap blown up to show New Haven County areaNote Waterbury is currently building a new HS (Waterbury Career Academy); Meriden is planning to submit ED-049 June 2011 to renovate both Platt and Maloney H.S.
Guilford High School Proposed Improvement May 2011 ”… the issues regarding the physical plant’s short-comings must be addressed.” Excerpt from the NEASC Accreditation Report
High School Accreditation Status Excerpt from the NEASC Accreditation Report: “Administrators, teachers, support personnel, and the maintenance staff have collaborated to develop strategies to make the best of the facility’s short-comings and find creative strategies to meet demands; however, they have exhausted all the alternatives possible.” NEASC, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges is a regional accrediting agency responsible for the evaluation and accreditation of public secondary school member institutions. Continued accreditation requires that the school be reevaluated at least once every ten years and that it show continued progress addressing identified needs.
A Brief History: Years of Community Deliberation . . .
GHS Building Options Review Committee Michael Ayles, Board of Finance Doug Baldwin, Standing Building Committee Mary Beeman, Board of Education Robert Boender, Standing Building Committee Cindy Cartier, Board of Selectmen Armand Fusco, Property Owners Association of Guilford (POAG-CT) Gary MacElhiney, Board of Selectmen Alan Meyers, Board of Education Jennifer Milano, Parents and Citizens Together (PACT) Scott Pinckney, GHS Site Selection Committee Susan Renner, Board of Education Mauro Rubbo, Community Task Force on School Facilities (CTFSF) Guilford Public Schools Staff: Tom Forcella, Superintendent Cliff Gurnham, Director of Operations Anne Keene, Asst. Superintendent Rick Misenti, GHS Principal Linda Trudeau, Finance Department January 2011 charge: ”To review options, pose questions, and offer feedback prior to the presentation of options to the BOE. The work of the committee will be focused and conclude no later than March. The goal of the BOE is to have a project ready to send to the voters in June of this year."
New Construction – Floor Plans Lower Level Upper Level Entry Level
Project Costs * Items included in typical Soft Costs: a. Architecture and Engineering Fees b. Survey, Geotechnical Engineering c. Environmental Engineering d. Special Inspection Services e. Independent Testing Services f. Commissioning, LEED Certification g. FF&E, including Design h. Technology, including Design i. Permits, Insurance and Other Expenses j. Owner's Contingency
Project Milestones 6/14 6/30 Completion Summer 2012 Start Fall 2012 August 2014 Completion November 2014
Existing Deficiencies Classroom in former Storage Room
Existing Deficiencies Classroom in former Toilet Room
Existing Deficiencies TV Studio is corner of Special Ed. Classroom
Existing Deficiencies Code Compliance Fire + Building Codes Sprinklers throughout – none, but required Art room Kiln Ventilated enclosure – none, but required Woodshop dust collection / exhaust – not fully operable, but required Indoor Air Quality Ventilation throughout – none, but required Humidity throughout controls - none, but required Acoustical thresholds – none, but required
Americans With Disabilities Act Hardware (approximately 92%) – must be replaced Non-compliant Switches, Toilets, Sinks, Counters, Lockers, etc. throughout Auditorium access and seating - required
Upgrades primarily required by changing regulations, NOT the result of maintenance programs.
Existing Deficiencies Building Systems Heating & Cooling
Cooling recommended to allow extension of academic year and improve humidity
Building Management System – none, but recommended for energy efficiencies
Proposed Future Legislation – Current State Budget
Effective July 1,2011 – The SDE grant application review and approval process is expected to reduce reimbursement rates for new school construction grants by 5 – 15% (= $3.5M - $5M)
Eliminates repair costs over the next 20 years (and beyond)
Economy has brought construction costs and bonding rates down to unseen reduced levels
To realize these reduced levels for bidding (mid-2012) and bonds, need to begin design and pre-construction activities soon
Ability to meet future NEASC Accreditation Requirements
Boosts Guilford’s local economy over next 18 – 24 months
Major High School Projects (since 1990) Municipalities where H.S. students have benefited New H.S. facility Major H.S. Addition/Renovation (over $5M) Approved for DOE funding 2009-2010, New H.S. or major addition/renovation Information obtained from the SDE website
Major H.S. Projects (New Haven County) New H.S. facility Major H.S. Facility Projects to be submitted by June 30, 2011 Major H.S. Addition/Renovation (over $5M) Approved for DOE funding 2009-2010, New H.S. or major addition/renovation Information obtained from the SDE website
Example of Collaborative Space and Flexible Learning Environments LC
Example of State-of-the-Art Science Classrooms/Labs
Example of Classroom w/ Flexible Furniture, Integrated Technology, Natural Light
Example of Appropriately Sized Auditorium w/ Safety Features for Student Production
Example of Appropriately Sized Cafeteria w/ Natural Light
What costs will voters be asked to approve? For more information … Go to: http://www.guilford.k12.ct.us/GHSfacility.php Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the Next Steps….. Schedule of Upcoming Events