December 18th Update: Progress has slowed as we spend significant time dealing with New York State Education Dept (SED) and its Facilities Management Division.
Plans for all three elementary schools have been submitted and re-submitted to SED. A new process of ‘pre-screening” has slowed the initial submission schedule. We are hopeful that this new procedure will ultimately speed things up for the district.
Middle School and High School drawings, which are more complex and voluminous are being prepared for submission to SED and are on target for early 2018. The field project, which has been broken up into several projects is also in the process of being prepared for submission. Again, the hope is for early January for the first phase, field, track, and Tennis Courts.
A complete review of cost estimates is also in progress so that we can evaluate our plans vs the $32 million approval of the voters.
November 22nd Update: Drawings have been completed for the three elementary schools and are currently in the process of resubmission to the State Education Department (SED). All three sets of plans were submitted in October and prelim reviews were completed in early November. SED returned the plans for adjustments and a next set of reviews is scheduled for early December.
Submission for the field, which will include the synthetic field, track, tennis courts and some work within the high school, are scheduled to be submitted to SED in mid-December. We believe that the approval process for this project will be less than the time needed for approval of the elementary projects.
Drawings for both the middle and high school continue to be developed. According to EI, we are at the 50% level of completion. This level of completion now allows Savin (our construction consultants) to complete cost estimates for the entire project. These estimates will allow us to determine any adjustments to our construction plans.
October 5th Update: As a very busy summer comes to an end, the district is well prepared to move into the first construction phase of this major project. Work planned for the three elementary schools is awaiting submission to the State Education Department.
Preliminary plans for the high school field, track, and tennis courts is currently being viewed. On 9/26, the architects, EI Associates, gave a presentation at the Board of Education meeting which focused on the various choices the district has in choosing the type of synthetic turf and infill to be used on the field.
Design drawings for the high school and middle school projects have been reviewed by the stakeholders and the architects are completing the drawings. Cost estimates for all project pieces are currently underway.
August 30th Update: Significant progress has been made over the summer months. Final plans for the three elementary schools have been completed and reviewed by our staff and are being forwarded to State Ed. for review and approval.
Detail drawings for both the middle and high school have been delivered to the district and will be reviewed with the principals and staff over the next two weeks. Final adjustments to each building’s plans will then be included in the plans and forwarded to SED.
Work has also begun on the field with a significant amount of survey work being completed and the geo-tech work underway. Following these efforts, the engineers from EI will be developing the plans for the first phase of the field work: tennis courts, track, and synthetic field. We hope to have these plans completed by mid to late October and then off to State Ed. for approval. The remaining portions of the field work, storage building, bathroom and bleachers will follow.
In conjunction with all these plans we have asked our construction managers to work with both the district and EI to develop up to date cost estimates.
In all, a very busy summer!
July Update: The Board of Education has selected a construction management firm, Savin Engineering, to assist the district in the construction phase of the bond project. They have begun meetings at each of the schools to discuss projects and begin the required paperwork for NYSED approval.