District must sign-off on this concept/schematic plan prior to designer proceeding with construction documents.
District will review construction documents at 50% and 95% completion.
District will provide bid documents, the format and process of which is based on the estimated size of the project.</li></ul>Continued on next slide<br />
Conditional approval (continued)<br />Equipment<br /><ul><li>Once funding is in hand for purchasing the playground equipment (e.g., under contract for grants), you may proceed with issuing a Request for Proposal for play equipment. Format and process for bidding is based on the estimated size of the project as well as the source of funding.
Meanwhile, you can begin to survey your school and neighborhood communities to begin to determine what types of equipment activities would complement existing playground resources at your school and in your community. </li></ul> <br />Construction<br /><ul><li>Prior to issuing an invitation to submit bids, all funding must be in hand based on architect’s estimated cost of the project (e.g., grant contracts in place, pledges committed.)
Bid documents will outline insurance and bonding requirements.
Bid documents will also include safety and security requirements, such as a temporary construction fence and when contractors may work on the playground.</li></li></ul><li>Grant sources<br />
City of Seattle NMF* Small & Simple matching<br />Up to $20K (a.k.a. design grant)<br />Purpose<br /><ul><li>create stronger, more connected neighborhoods and communities.
What qualifies for this design grant match?<br />Committee meeting hours $20/hr<br />Donation of space for community meetings at market rates<br />Community meetings $20/hr per participant<br />Grantwriting time $75/hour<br />Engineering time $75/hour<br />Architectural design time $75/hour<br />Printing costs<br /> and more…<br />*NMF (Neighborhood Matching Fund)<br />
City of Seattle NMF* Large Projects fund<br />Up to $100K<br />Purpose<br /><ul><li>provide a public benefit
emphasize self-help, with project ideas initiated, planned and implemented by the neighbors and community members who will themselves be impacted by the project</li></li></ul><li>Autism Speaks & Gates PNW Community Grants<br />
Demographics<br />Salmon Bay School<br /><ul><li>17 kids
Only inclusion program for middle school kids in the district
Parents choose Salmon Bay because of our culture of supporting all learners</li></ul>Seattle metropolitan area<br /><ul><li>One of three major metropolitan areas with highest population of kids along the autism continuum
1,000 kids come through Children’s Hospital per year</li></ul>UW Autism Treatment Center<br /><ul><li>600 kids come through this program each year
The center was created two years ago by a $5 million grant from Microsoft and a matching grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Microsoft was the first company in the U.S. to cover the costs associated with ABA</li></ul>United States<br /><ul><li>In 2007, a CDC study resulted in an estimate of approximately 1 child in every 150 in the US will have an ASD.
A child is diagnosed with autism every 20 minutes in the US.</li></li></ul><li>Partnerships<br />
Partnerships<br />Possible partnerships to develop for the design phase include:<br /><ul><li>Seattle Special Education PTSA (have expressed an interest)
Education & Support Group for Seattle Asperger’s
Special Education Advisory & Advocacy Council for Seattle Schools
Autism Society of Washington, King County</li></li></ul><li>Local inclusive playgrounds<br />