North Reading  Secondary School Building Committee PROJECT UPDATE
Who we are The Secondary School Building Committee (SSBC) reconvened in February 2005 to address the changing needs of the...
Funding <ul><li>OLD Way: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Towns fund School buildings fully </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit to Stat...
MSBA MANDATORY STEPS <ul><li>Submit Statement of Interest (SOI) to MSBA </li></ul><ul><li>MSBA selection to move into next...
Brief History <ul><li>High School built 1957…53 yrs old </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School built 1963…47 yrs old </li></ul>19...
<ul><li>Buildings served us well </li></ul><ul><li>Now at a point where condition & age  </li></ul><ul><li>must be address...
<ul><li>SSBC in 2006:  Architects & Engineers inspect existing buildings & review Facility & Educational needs of School B...
<ul><li>What did they find out? </li></ul><ul><li>School Buildings operating over capacity </li></ul>Modular Classrooms/Ca...
<ul><li>What did they find out? </li></ul><ul><li>School Buildings operating over capacity </li></ul><ul><li>H.S. has  8  ...
<ul><li>What did they find out? </li></ul>2. School Buildings are outdated & “tired” Current Auditorium Modern Auditorium
 
 
<ul><li>What did they find out? </li></ul>3. Most buildings’ systems past useful life Current Boiler Unit Modern Boiler Unit
 
<ul><li>What did they find out? </li></ul>4. Multiple code & accessibility  violations exist
<ul><li>What did they find out? </li></ul>5. Schools fail to meet State space guidelines Existing High School Classroom at...
 
 
<ul><li>What did they find out? </li></ul>Brief History 6. The buildings are overcrowded and in  need of additional space ...
 
<ul><li>What did they find out? </li></ul>Brief History 7. School facilities cannot accommodate  the educational curriculu...
<ul><li>What did they find out? </li></ul>Brief History 8. The buildings are inefficient and costly to operate and maintai...
<ul><li>The Old Process:  Town hires Architect for Study & Design on project Town desires & then requests State for reimbu...
<ul><li>The Old Process:  Town hires Architect for Study & Design on project Town desires & then requests State for reimbu...
<ul><li>Good News! </li></ul><ul><li>The MSBA selected North Reading out of 225 priority projects submitted by other MA co...
<ul><li>Good News! </li></ul><ul><li>The MSBA selected North Reading out of 225 priority projects submitted by other MA co...
<ul><li>WHY ? </li></ul>What’s Next ? The town needs to authorize $1 Million  (approx $500k after reimbursement)  to conti...
<ul><ul><li>Required by MSBA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liaison between Owner, Project Team, & MSBA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
What $1 Million Covers: <ul><ul><li>Retains Architects, Engineers & Consultants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Required by MSB...
<ul><ul><ul><li>Schematic Design will provide: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Refinement of Preferred Option </li></u...
Here is our Timeline: <ul><li>Town Votes $1 million for Next Phase  June 7, 2010 </li></ul>
Here is our Timeline: <ul><li>Town Votes $1 million for Next Phase  June 7, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Hire Owner’s Project Mg...
Here is our Timeline: <ul><li>Town Votes $1 million for Next Phase  June 7, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Hire Owner’s Project Mg...
Here is our Timeline: <ul><li>Town Votes $1 million for Next Phase  June 7, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Hire Owner’s Project Mg...
<ul><li>Town Votes $1 million for Next Phase  June 7, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Hire Owner’s Project Mgr & Design Team  Augus...
North Reading has a History of Educational Excellence that can & should be continued Why Should We Proceed?
<ul><li>There is a cost in “Doing  Nothing ” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Priority 1 & 2 Maintenance Needs > $10,000,000 </li></u...
Facilities problems will continue to worsen Why Should We Proceed?
Operations & Maint Costs will continue to increase Why Should We Proceed?
Good market for new construction Why Should We Proceed?
Investment in Education is Investment in Your Property Values Why Should We Proceed?
“ ONE-TIME”   Opportunity to receive State reimbursement <ul><li>MSBA set North Reading’s Base rate at 45.1% </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>The Students of North Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Today and Tomorrow </li></ul><ul><li>Are Counting on Your Support ...
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Town Meeting Presentation June 7, 2010

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Presentation for the Town Meeting in North Reading, Massachusetts to fund the preliminary study for improvements for the Middle School and High School.

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Town Meeting Presentation June 7, 2010

  1. 1. North Reading Secondary School Building Committee PROJECT UPDATE
  2. 2. Who we are The Secondary School Building Committee (SSBC) reconvened in February 2005 to address the changing needs of the HS & MS. The SSBC is comprised of 14 members/ volunteers with Chuck Carucci as the Committee Chair.
  3. 3. Funding <ul><li>OLD Way: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Towns fund School buildings fully </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit to State, hope for reimbursement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unknown percentage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Way: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MA School Building Authority (MSBA) established </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Totally new process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reimbursement known ahead of time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay as you go State reimbursement </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. MSBA MANDATORY STEPS <ul><li>Submit Statement of Interest (SOI) to MSBA </li></ul><ul><li>MSBA selection to move into next stage (15-20 from 225+ project submissions) </li></ul><ul><li>Determine cost of FS/SD Stage </li></ul><ul><li>Town approval of FS/SD Stage </li></ul><ul><li>Hire OPM & Architecture Firm </li></ul><ul><li>At Conclusion of this Stage, we will KNOW WHAT THE PROJECT WILL BE </li></ul><ul><li>Town has 120 Days to Vote YES / NO </li></ul>
  5. 5. Brief History <ul><li>High School built 1957…53 yrs old </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School built 1963…47 yrs old </li></ul>1957 …IT WAS A GOOD YEAR
  6. 6. <ul><li>Buildings served us well </li></ul><ul><li>Now at a point where condition & age </li></ul><ul><li>must be addressed </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>SSBC in 2006: Architects & Engineers inspect existing buildings & review Facility & Educational needs of School Buildings </li></ul>2 0 0 6
  8. 8. <ul><li>What did they find out? </li></ul><ul><li>School Buildings operating over capacity </li></ul>Modular Classrooms/Cafe <ul><li>Original H.S. Design </li></ul><ul><li>560 Students </li></ul><ul><li>Current H.S. Enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>732 Students </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>What did they find out? </li></ul><ul><li>School Buildings operating over capacity </li></ul><ul><li>H.S. has 8 Modulars </li></ul><ul><li>M.S. has 10 Modulars </li></ul><ul><li>Modulars cost approx. $100,000 ea & have a life expectancy of 10 years </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>What did they find out? </li></ul>2. School Buildings are outdated & “tired” Current Auditorium Modern Auditorium
  11. 13. <ul><li>What did they find out? </li></ul>3. Most buildings’ systems past useful life Current Boiler Unit Modern Boiler Unit
  12. 15. <ul><li>What did they find out? </li></ul>4. Multiple code & accessibility violations exist
  13. 16. <ul><li>What did they find out? </li></ul>5. Schools fail to meet State space guidelines Existing High School Classroom at 576 sf State Guideline for Typical Classroom at 900 sf
  14. 19. <ul><li>What did they find out? </li></ul>Brief History 6. The buildings are overcrowded and in need of additional space Modern Media Center Current Library
  15. 21. <ul><li>What did they find out? </li></ul>Brief History 7. School facilities cannot accommodate the educational curriculum Outdated Home Economics Classroom Modern Media Studio
  16. 22. <ul><li>What did they find out? </li></ul>Brief History 8. The buildings are inefficient and costly to operate and maintain Old Inefficient Heating System Green Sustainable Design Concepts
  17. 23. <ul><li>The Old Process: Town hires Architect for Study & Design on project Town desires & then requests State for reimbursement. </li></ul>MSBA Process
  18. 24. <ul><li>The Old Process: Town hires Architect for Study & Design on project Town desires & then requests State for reimbursement. </li></ul><ul><li>The New Process (FAR MORE COMPLEX): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Town submits SOI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State selects Town out of 225 MA communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State is partner with Town “holding our hands” throughout the process </li></ul></ul>MSBA Process
  19. 25. <ul><li>Good News! </li></ul><ul><li>The MSBA selected North Reading out of 225 priority projects submitted by other MA communities to move into the next stage: Feasibility & Schematic Design </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of this stage is to work with the MSBA to formulate a plan to upgrade our secondary school facilities in a way that is educationally sound & cost efficient. </li></ul>Where are we now?
  20. 26. <ul><li>Good News! </li></ul><ul><li>The MSBA selected North Reading out of 225 priority projects submitted by other MA communities to move into the next stage: Feasibility & Schematic Design </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of this stage is to work with the MSBA to formulate a plan to upgrade our secondary school facilities in a way that is educationally sound & cost efficient. </li></ul><ul><li>The State will pay approximately 50% of Feasibility & Schematic Design costs </li></ul>Where are we now?
  21. 27. <ul><li>WHY ? </li></ul>What’s Next ? The town needs to authorize $1 Million (approx $500k after reimbursement) to continue the State’s process of Feasibility & Schematic Design <ul><li>This is required by the State as part of their process </li></ul><ul><li>Used to retain Owner’s Project Manager & Architect </li></ul><ul><li>Cost consistent with other MA communities: </li></ul><ul><li>Wilmington HS $1.125 Million </li></ul><ul><li>Southbridge MS/HS $900,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Sutton MS/HS $610,000 </li></ul>
  22. 28. <ul><ul><li>Required by MSBA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liaison between Owner, Project Team, & MSBA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry Professionals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides Clerk of the Works function </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides Owner with “additional set of eyes” on Project </li></ul></ul>What $1 Million Covers: Owner’s Project Manager $200,000 (est)
  23. 29. What $1 Million Covers: <ul><ul><li>Retains Architects, Engineers & Consultants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Required by MSBA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feasibility Study includes: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Existing Conditions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Space & Program Requirements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Site Options & Alternatives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Preliminary Costs & Materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Options Development </li></ul></ul></ul>Design Team $800,000 (est)
  24. 30. <ul><ul><ul><li>Schematic Design will provide: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Refinement of Preferred Option </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finalization of Educational Specifications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Site Plan Development & Geotechnical Investigation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Initial Cost Estimates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Preliminary Project Imagery </li></ul></ul></ul>What $1 Million Covers: Design Team (Continued)
  25. 31. Here is our Timeline: <ul><li>Town Votes $1 million for Next Phase June 7, 2010 </li></ul>
  26. 32. Here is our Timeline: <ul><li>Town Votes $1 million for Next Phase June 7, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Hire Owner’s Project Mgr & Design Team August 2010 </li></ul>
  27. 33. Here is our Timeline: <ul><li>Town Votes $1 million for Next Phase June 7, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Hire Owner’s Project Mgr & Design Team August 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>6-9 mos to complete Feasibility & Schematic Design </li></ul>
  28. 34. Here is our Timeline: <ul><li>Town Votes $1 million for Next Phase June 7, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Hire Owner’s Project Mgr & Design Team August 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>6-9 mos to complete Feasibility & Schematic Design </li></ul><ul><li>MSBA approves Feasibility & Schematic Design Summer 2011 </li></ul>
  29. 35. <ul><li>Town Votes $1 million for Next Phase June 7, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Hire Owner’s Project Mgr & Design Team August 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>6-9 mos to complete Feasibility & Schematic Design </li></ul><ul><li>MSBA approves Project Summer 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Town has 120 days to approve project funding </li></ul>YES NO Project Completed Fall 2013 Project goes to the bottom of MSBA List = Project 226 Here is our Timeline:
  30. 36. North Reading has a History of Educational Excellence that can & should be continued Why Should We Proceed?
  31. 37. <ul><li>There is a cost in “Doing Nothing ” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Priority 1 & 2 Maintenance Needs > $10,000,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Facilities Update report by as of 4/20/2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Requirements will not be met </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>O&M Costs will continue to increase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indoor Air Quality concerns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Space Deficiencies will continue to exist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter 34 compliance (30% rule) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>……… .. </li></ul></ul>Why Should We Proceed?
  32. 38. Facilities problems will continue to worsen Why Should We Proceed?
  33. 39. Operations & Maint Costs will continue to increase Why Should We Proceed?
  34. 40. Good market for new construction Why Should We Proceed?
  35. 41. Investment in Education is Investment in Your Property Values Why Should We Proceed?
  36. 42. “ ONE-TIME” Opportunity to receive State reimbursement <ul><li>MSBA set North Reading’s Base rate at 45.1% </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Point Incentives will be added depending on project </li></ul><ul><li>North Reading’s rate will be approx 50% </li></ul>Why Should We Proceed?
  37. 43. <ul><li>The Students of North Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Today and Tomorrow </li></ul><ul><li>Are Counting on Your Support </li></ul>The Time Is Now!

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