Independent School District 15
A K-12 public school district serving the communities of Athens Township, Andover, Bethel, East Bethel, Linwood Township, Nowthen, Oak Grove, St. Francis and Stanford Township

District

Project Overview

Major components of the proposed improvements for the Independent School District 15 Bond Referendum include:

  • Improvements necessary to address deferred maintenance and physical facility needs within the existing District facilities including replacement of aging infra-structure and interior finishes.
  • Renovations, additions and site improvements at existing facilities to eliminate portable classrooms, re-organize growing and emerging programs such as special education, and renovations and updates needed to better accommodate programmatic and curricular goals associated with 21st Century learning concepts.
  • Districtwide safety and security improvements including creation of secure entries to ensure safe and welcoming environments for all District students, staff and community users.
  • Site upgrades to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety.
  • Improvements to activities spaces and amenities to better accommodate current programs and offerings.

BOND REFERENDUM QUESTION 1 • $92,280,000

St. Francis High School (SFHS)

  • Address ADA issues on building site and field amenities
  • Re-purpose existing Room 135 for gymnastics use
  • Construct a building addition for weights & fitness
  • Renovate room A100 and Bridge Street room for relocated main office, secure entry, conference room, large group space, etc.
  • Renovate current office location for special education use
  • Expand the existing IT space for machining, storage, support space
  • Renovate and expand the existing music suite into rooms A117 & A121
  • Renovate the existing FACS space
  • Re-purpose room B117 for drafting use
  • Re-purpose room B122 for use as a team room
  • Renovate the existing locker rooms
  • Re-purpose two existing computer labs for use as breakout and collaboration spaces
  • Renovate the existing science and business core on 1st floor
  • Re-organize special education program spaces including relocation of the center-based programming to the current office area
  • Address physical deferred maintenance and infrastructure needs throughout the building including mechanical, electrical, and building envelope improvements
  • Replace outdated interior finishes including demountable partition wall systems

St. Francis Middle School (SFMS)

  • Modify the site entrance to create dedicated right turn lanes in and out of the site
  • Re-organize and modify main office to develop a secure entry
  • Re-capture Gym 3 for phy-ed use; relocate gymnastics to Room 135 at St. Francis High School
  • Renovate science rooms 149 & 151 and associated support spaces to meet current curricular needs
  • Combine Cafeterias A and B by expanding Cafeteria B into adjacent music rooms
  • Construct a new music addition
  • Renovate existing Cafeteria A space for break-out, conference, and group learning areas
  • Integrate existing Computer Labs 107A and 107B into media center and remodel the existing space to create an open collaboration media commons area
  • Provide better access to the engineering tech computer lab by creating a corridor space
  • Renovate existing FACS Room 124
  • Re-purpose existing Room 146 for weights and fitness to re-capture the existing stage
  • Re-capture 2nd floor spaces when 4th and 5th grades are relocated at St. Francis Elementary School
  • Re-organize special education spaces within the existing building
  • Address physical deferred maintenance and infrastructure needs throughout the building including mechanical, electrical, and building envelope improvements
  • Replace outdated interior finishes including demountable partition wall systems

St. Francis Elementary School (SFES)

  • Construct a ten-classroom addition in the northeast corner of the building to create enough space for 4th and 5th grade students to move from the middle school to SFES
  • Re-organize existing space for intervention and additional special education use
  • Create an exploratory lab space within the existing “main street” portion of the building
  • Renovate existing media center space to create a 4th and 5th grade core area
  • Address physical deferred maintenance and infrastructure needs including mechanical, electrical, and building envelope improvements
  • Re-organize and modify main office to develop a secure entry
  • Re-organize special education spaces within the existing building
  • Replace outdated interior finishes within the building

East Bethel Community School (EBCS)

  • Re-work main office to better meet needs and to create a secure entrance
  • Construct a four-classroom addition to eliminate portables
  • Re-organize north wing for center-based special education programming
  • Relocate the Kids Connection space
  • Create additional staff and student restrooms
  • Re-configure the existing media center to create breakout and collaboration space
  • Address physical deferred maintenance and infrastructure needs including mechanical, electrical, and building envelope improvements
  • Replace outdated interior finishes within the building

Cedar Creek Community School (CCCS)

  • Re-work main office to better meet needs and to create a secure entrance
  • Renovate existing Room 128 for use as an exploratory lab space
  • Re-configure the existing media center to create breakout and collaboration space
  • Address physical deferred maintenance and infrastructure needs including mechanical, electrical, and building envelope improvements
  • Replace outdated interior finishes within the building

Crossroads School & Vocational Center (CSVS)

  • Create a new dedicated secure entry for Saints Academy
  • Re-work the existing office area for joint use by both Crossroad and Saints Academy
  • Create a dedicated student isolation area at the Crossroads main entry
  • Replace minor interior finishes within the facility

Lifelong Learning Center (LLC)

  • Re-work main office to better meet needs and to create a secure entrance
  • Renovate existing Room 101 for nurse and staff resource space
  • Renovate Rooms 119 and 124 for staff and meeting/conference space
  • Re-work the existing kitchen space for storage and kitchenette
  • Create dedicated family restrooms by expanding current students bathrooms located in Rooms 101 and 102
  • Address physical deferred maintenance and infrastructure needs including mechanical, electrical, and building envelope improvements
  • Replace outdated interior finishes within the building

Districtwide/Other

  • Construct a small addition to the maintenance building for additional storage and work area
  • Construct two single-use bathrooms at the existing transportation building
  • Provide additional directional and site signage at all buildings
  • Complete improvements to the existing stadium at St. Francis High School including improving ADA accessibility, replacing the existing track, installation of synthetic turf, replacing existing lighting, new press box, concessions, ticketing and restroom area
  • Provide a districtwide allowance for updating and replacement of furniture and other equipment within the district to improve flexibility and to enable easy re-configuration

BOND REFERENDUM QUESTION 2 • $15,520,000

The proposed work scope of Bond Referendum Question 2 consists of construction of a new multi-use activities center to be located at the existing St. Francis High School facility. The activities center will likely include a 4-station gym floor, elevated walking track, restrooms, concessions, team rooms, multi-purpose area, storage and other support spaces.

Bond Referendum

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