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September 25, 2019, FUSD Board of Education Meeting – Measure E Bond Program
Posted 9/25/19

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


  • Authorized staff to amend the agreement with CCM/STV for construction management (CM) services in the amount of $387,150 for the new construction project at Horner Middle School. The total contract amount is now $2,966,654. The cost for these services is within the budget for this project. Division of the State Architect (DSA) approval for the project design was delayed, which impacted the Horner Project in a number of significant ways. On November 27, 2018, when the Board authorized staff to increase the project budget, it included not only additional funds for construction, but also the corresponding additional soft costs, including associated CM impacts. In this planned amendment, CCM/STV provided a revised staffing plan which includes necessary staffing to extend the completion date of the agreement by seven months to align with the delayed completion of the construction schedule, and additional resources necessary to manage the increased pace of day-to-day activities resulting from the compressed construction schedule.


  • Received a presentation on the Thornton Middle School track and play fields and approved the proposed site-requested design changes. On March 13, 2019, the Board received a presentation on the schematic design for the project and provided direction to proceed with field layout Option 1. Subsequently, additional modifications were recommended by the site committee and site staff. These modifications provide for a larger uninterrupted playfield area and a longer track. Other site-requested changes are to reduce handball courts from three to two, and to eliminate three ball walls, eight tether ball courts, and a fitness station. There is no budget impact for the modified design.


  • Authorized staff to extend leases of temporary classrooms. Each year, staff analyzes the available classroom facilities, which includes leased temporary classrooms to house the projected student enrollment in the upcoming year(s), and makes recommendations to either construct permanent classrooms or install temporary classrooms to accommodate enrollment growth. The district has installed 82 leased temporary classrooms, and constructed 78 permanent classrooms at various school sites since the inception of Measure E in June 2014. Staff has updated the list of leased temporary classrooms for the 2019-20 school year. No new leased classrooms were placed or removed during the summer of 2019. The projected lease cost for temporary classrooms for 2019-20 is approximately $705,948. The actual cost could vary each year if classroom(s) are removed and returned during the year. Leased temporary classrooms are funded by Capital Facilities Fund – Fund 25 (Developer Fee Fund). The COIL leased temporary classrooms are funded by COIL Fund 9 (Charter Schools Special Revenue Fund) and are not included in these totals.


  • Selected three members for the Measure E Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC). Jeff Bowen was reappointed to the position of Member-Parent; Carla Cox was reappointed to the position of Member-Other; and Chip Koehler was reappointed to the position of Member-Business Organization. All three positions are for two-year terms.