Future Planning for Facilities
At the June 7th regular Board meeting, the Board approved Fanning Howey's pricing proposal "for the necessary design and related construction administration services" for the District-wide facilities project. The District is now authorized to execute an agreement with Fanning Howey to provide pre-bond services to the District. These services include things like site visits and assessments, stakeholder meetings, and more.
At the April 12th regular Board meeting, the Board approved Fanning Howey as the most qualified firm (see March 2022 for RFQ information). The Superintendent is now authorized to receive a pricing proposal from Fanning Howey for pre-bond services. This proposal will be presented to the Board of Education at an upcoming Board meeting. Click here for the Chronicle-Telegram article about this news.
Based on the work of the facilities committee, the District published a Request for Qualifications (linked above) for pre-bond issuance services for a potential District-wide improvements project. As part of this process, the District will receive statements of qualifications from architectural firms, short list a few firms with whom to conduct follow-up interviews, and make a recommendation to the Board regarding next steps. The tentative timeline is to make that recommendation at the regular Board meeting in April. The District's facilities committee has played a key role in providing a solid foundation for the RFQ process, and the work of the committee is to be commended.
In May of 2021, the Avon Lake City Schools formed a committee to begin the task at looking at the state of our facilities. This coincided with a report from the Ohio Facilities Construction Committee (OFCC) identifying specific information related to the physical state of our schools. The committee consists of 39 individuals representing parents, staff, community members and a representative from the BOE. Stay tuned to this page for more information.
2021 Permanent Improvements and Other Projects (Presented at Regular Board Meeting, 11/2/21)
This is a presentation that would typically occur in August or September, following the conclusion of summer permanent improvement (PI) projects. It was moved due to COVID-related discussions and other presentations. The presentation is a summary of PI projects (parking lots, athletic facilities, interior lighting upgrades, etc.) and other projects (moving Open Door back to Learwood, etc.) completed or in progress between 3/1 and 11/2/21. Several of these projects were directly aligned with needs as identified in the OFCC Facility Assessment Report (see below).
Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) Assessment - Summary (Presented at Regular Board Meeting, 4/13/21)
The full OFCC Assessment was completed in December, 2020. It included a shorter overview document and a longer (~500 pages) Facility Assessment Report. This linked presentation was meant to provide a concise summary of the assessment. It is important to note that the dollar figures referenced in the assessment and summary reflect a renovation estimate to bring each building up to new construction standards (as of December, 2020) and should not be interpreted to mean that the renovations are mandatory. This is how the OFCC figures the "renovation to replacement ratio," which is meant to provide guidance and to help have conversations with the community regarding the long-term plan for the district's facilities.