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June 5, 2019, FUSD Board of Education Meeting – Measure E Bond Program
Posted 6/5/19

Regarding meeting items related to facilities and construction, the Board:

 

  • Received a financial status update on the 2014 Measure E Bond Program. Projects are proceeding according to the timeline and budgets outlined in the implementation plan, or as subsequently revised by Board action. Staff and consultants bring the latest financial report to the Board every quarter and this report reflects current transactions and Board-approved budgets.

 

  • Received a presentation and recommendation from the Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC) on the prioritization and reallocation of the remaining Measure E projects and funds. Based upon the Measure E financial report from October 9, 2018, there were approximately $171.59 million in projects that had not yet started. Staff met with the FAC to understand its priorities and develop options to address those priorities. Staff held three working sessions with the FAC at its February, March and April meetings. Based on the information provided and discussed during these sessions, staff developed and presented two options to the FAC at its meeting on May 1, 2019.

 

  • Option 1 – Prioritized elementary school modernizations based on those sites with the lowest facility condition score while evenly distributing Measure E bond dollars throughout each attendance area.
  • Option 2 – Prioritized elementary school modernizations based on those sites with asbestos flooring, the committee’s highest ranked priority.

 

The FAC voted to recommend Option 2. After discussing the options, the Board approved further development of Option 2. Staff will now produce a comprehensive revised implementation plan, budget and cash flow analysis for these remaining Measure E Bond program priorities. The revised implementation plan will include a systematic approach to enhancing the campuses while reducing disruption to the educational environment; an additional $45.5 million allocated for Centerville and Hopkins middle schools; funds to modernize Kennedy High School, inclusive of the HVAC; and a comprehensive modernization for most, but not all elementary schools. (Approved by 4-1 vote; Trustee Sweeney votes Nay.) (This is a non-Measure E project.)

  • Held a public hearing to consider an energy service contract for the Proposition 39 Light Emitting Diode (LED) Light Replacement Project, as required by law. This allows public agencies to develop energy conservation, cogeneration, and alternate energy supply sources at the facilities of public agencies if its governing body determines, among other things, that the contract is in the best interests of the public agency. The agreement will now be fully executed with Clear Blue Energy Corp.

 

  • Adopted Resolution 025-1819 and ratified an agreement for design-build services for the Proposition 39 LED Light Replacement Project. Following the properly noticed public hearing (noted above), the Board authorized staff to enter into the energy service agreement with Clear Blue in the amount of $3,509,538. Willdan Energy Solutions, formerly Newcomb Anderson McCormick, the District’s energy consultant, has provided the District with analysis showing the benefits of constructing the project including the reduction in consumption of or demand for nonrenewable energy that will result in net cost savings to the District. Clear Blue will design and install outdoor and indoor lighting systems with an expected savings in energy costs in the amount of $466,025 from the first year of operation; and $4.6 million over the Effective Useful Life of the new LED lighting equipment (15 years as accepted by the California Energy Commission). The District and the Building & Construction Trades Council of Alameda County, AFL-CIO have agreed that this project is subject to Project Stabilization Agreement and Clear Blue has agreed to be bound. (This project will be funded by Proposition 39 funds, not Measure E)

 

  • Authorized staff to amend the agreement with CCM/STV in the amount of $140,764 for construction management services for the new construction and modernization projects at Walters Middle School. This fee was already accounted for in the Option 1 project cost budget that was approved by the Board of Trustees on September 12, 2018. The cost for these services is within the budget for Walters Middle School conversion project.

 

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