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2015 Steamboat Springs School District Facility Master Plan Bond and Mill Levy

about 1 year ago

On August 24, 2015, the Steamboat Springs School District Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to refer a $92 million construction bond question and a $1.98 million mill levy question to district voters on November 3, 2015.

The bond question includes money to build a new high school, convert the current high school to a middle school, renovate the existing middle school to a 3-5 elementary school, add preschool to the elementary schools, relocate the Yampa Valley High School to the new middle school campus and fund capital renewal projects at all current school locations as needed. 

Read Approved Bond Language

The construction of a new high school at the Overlook site on the West side of the city will create a new state-of-the-art school supporting all of the educational, athletic and community programs for the Steamboat Springs community. The existing high school will become the new home for the middle school that will allow for better learning environments for middle school students and staff. The existing middle school will become part of the elementary school campus at Strawberry Park, adding an elementary school to the District. This plan will result in a total District capacity of 3,170 students with 1,440 at the Elementary level, 760 at the Middle School level and 970 at the High School level with the ability to expand to 1,100 at the high school in the future. 

In addition to increasing enrollment pressures at each of the schools creating not only capacity issues but more importantly programmatic limitations and constraints. Here are some of the current issues being faced by our schools in order to accommodate academic programming and extracurricular activities. 

Program Challenges and Limitations- updated 10-6-15


New District High School


Pview largerroposed Project: New District High School

Planned Location: Gloria Gossard Parkway

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Estimated Opening: Fall 2018

Estimated Cost: $ 58.2 Million

Project Details


High School Conversion to Middle School


view larger Proposed Project: Renovate building to house Middle School (grades 6th – 8th) and Yampa Valley High School

Planned Location: 45 East Maple Street

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Estimated Opening: Fall 2018

Estimated Cost: $5.93 Million

Project Details


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Middle School Conversion to Elementary

view larger Proposed Project: Renovate building to house 3rd -5th grade Elementary

Planned Location: 39610 Amethyst Dr.

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Estimated Opening: Fall 2018

Estimated Cost: $5.6 Million

Project Details



 Strawberry Park Conversion to Preschool – 2nd grade Elementary

Proposed Project: Renovate building to house 7 track with 3 Preschool classrooms

Planned Location: 39620 Amethyst Dr.

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Estimated Opening: Fall 2018

Estimated Cost: $3.3 Million

Project Details




Soda Creek Conversion to Preschool – 5th grade Elementary

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Proposed Project: Renovate building to house 3 track K-5 with 3 preschool classrooms

Planned Location: 220 Park Avenue

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Estimated Opening: Fall 2018

Estimated Cost: $442,750

Project Details



Long Range Facilities Master Plan Soft Costs


Architectural/Engineering Services

$6,062,135

Owner’s Representative

$735,207

Commissioning Services

$305,000

Legal Services

$80,000

Survey

$110,000

Geo-technical & Construction Materials Inspections

$435,000

Traffic Study

$145,000

Permits & Fees

$975,000

Utility & Development Costs

$1,285,000

Technology Infrastructure & Equipment

$1,275,000

Finishing Fixtures & Equipment

$1,300,000

Moving & Storage

$320,000

Contingency

$5,662,465

Total

$18.7 million

Historical Enrollment by School Level

about 1 year ago

Please click on the graph to view the October 1 enrollment numbers for the Steamboat Springs School District since 2006.

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Notice of Financial Information - 2015 Election

School Enrollment Forecast updated 10-5-15

about 1 year ago

By Debbie Ginesta

Letter from Western Demographics dated October 5, 2015 after re-examination of the original School Enrollment Forecast and Demographic Observations document provided on January 9, 2015.


Demographic observations and findings 10-5-15


School Facilities Master Planning Process

about 1 year ago

The Board of Education has recognized the enrollment challenges facing the District, and wants to be deliberate in the investigation and planning work to identify the best long term solution for the community. 


The Master Plan process is not about a ballot question, it is about a facility plan to support our children’s education. Please click on the link below to view the slideshow that was presented to the community on January 28, 2015.



Facility Survey Results March 2015




 

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