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Bond Project Progress

In August 2016, Clarkston voters approved a $76 million bond proposal for the completion of safety, technology, and building projects across our district. As a result of this investment in our schools, we have also implemented an exciting new Instructional Technology department and construction has begun on all campuses. Please check back frequently for updates on our bond project progress!

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September Bond Project Update

In August 2016, Clarkston voters approved a $76 million bond proposal for the completion of safety, technology, and building projects across our district. As a result of this investment in our schools, we have implemented an exciting new technologies and construction has begun on all campuses.

Read more about September Bond Project Update

Project Updates

Fall 2017

Work Completed and In Progress

Phase I work is now complete. Contractors also completed additional projects such as walk and curb at the Springfield Plains site to assist in traffic flow and bus stacking.

Contractors are completing all final documentation and closeout requirements. These as built drawings, operation and maintenance manuals, and additional documents will be reviewed by the design team and delivered to the district.

New security cameras, viewing monitors, and the associated cabling are complete at Andersonville and Bailey Lake. The software has been loaded to the building administration computers and training has been completed at these two buildings. Camera cabling is completed at Clarkston Junior High School and Sashabaw Middle School and is being installed at Clarkston High School. Camera installation has begun at SMS and will start shortly at CJHS.

The New Server, Storage and Backup System (also known by some as the Active Directory Project) is now underway. The contractor expects materials for the project to begin arriving on site at the High School data center in the next two weeks. The project is expected to involve many weeks of configuration and testing prior to any actual migration of district resources to the new equipment. The old equipment will be removed and responsibly recycled in early 2018, once the migration is complete.

LOOKING AHEAD

Phase Two construction projects will bring secure entry, an addition, new classroom technology, and interior renovations to Springfield Plains Elementary School.

Independence Elementary will also get a secure entry, addition, roof, veneer, new parking lot, classroom technology, and interior renovations.

Clarkston Elementary, North Sashabaw Elementary, and Pine Knob Elementary will receive new secure entries as well.

At Clarkston Junior High School, a secure entry and select parking/sitework went out to bid on November 27, 2017. The intention of the project team is to receive bids, evaluate bids with the project team, and bring a recommendation to the Board of Education at a board meeting on January 8, 2018.

This work will be scheduled to take place in the Spring/Summer 2018. The total for this work is currently estimated to be approximately $14,000,000.

The design for the District Wide BMS - Environmental Controls project is nearly complete and will go out to bid on December 4, 2017. The project team is expecting to receive bids around December 22, 2017 and is intending to bring a recommendation to the Board of Education on January 8, 2018.

The project team brought a recommendation to the Board of Education for student technology devices on November 27, 2017. This recommendation is likely to provide for a number of initial student devices to improve and more closely equalize student to device ratios across all seven elementary buildings. This device investment will provide approximately 1,600 devices for student use across our elementary buildings.

A new district wide telephone project is currently out to bid with bids due on November 29, 2017. The intention is to bring a recommendation to the Board of Education on December 11, 2017.

The design team is working diligently to maximize the number of elementary classrooms that may reasonably be able to be scheduled for new classroom AV equipment next summer. The team’s goal is addressing as close to all educational instructional spaces during next summer as is possible.

Some pilot work with system configurations is being considered in elementary spaces in addition to the Junior High classroom AV pilot project to help inform configuration details.

Future projects include the design of secure entrances for Sashabaw Middle School and Clarkston High School in 2018 with construction in 2019

Projects to be in design in 2019, construction 2020 at CHS:

  • 21st Century Classroom Learning Environments
  • Break-out spaces / Visible Thinking Spaces
  • Cafeteria Furniture
  • Storage Addition
  • Selective Interior Finishes Upgrade (Flooring)
  • A/C and audio updates in gymnasium
  • Parking Lot Improvements
  • Soccer / Lacrosse Turf Field
  • Athletic Field Improvements

Ongoing Updates

Updates and additional information are provided to the Board of Education on a monthly basis. Please attend a board meeting or check out board minutes.

Summer 2017

Work Completed and In Progress

Roof improvements and data cabling in CHS classrooms, computer labs and common areas are now complete. The high school track and field have been resurfaced at Clarkston High School. The turf is now complete, and students are using the field for athletics. The track has also been striped and is ready for use.

Work at Andersonville, Bailey Lake and Springfield Plains Elementary schools began as students were dismissed for summer break in June 2017. Renovations to provide new secure entrances, sidewalks, and parking lots featuring improved drop-off areas were completed at Andersonville and Bailey Lake. Springfield Plains also received a new parent drop-off drive, as well as all new playground equipment and a track for students to enjoy. In addition, projects to update and replace data cabling and network switches district-wide were completed over the summer. This work will provide a more robust system for our staff and students. Installation of security cameras and associated cabling is underway at Andersonville Elementary and Bailey Lake Elementary, and camera systems should be completely installed district-wide by the end of the calendar year.

Secure entrances will be designed for all other elementary schools and Clarkston Junior High School, and construction will take place in the summer of 2018.

LOOKING AHEAD

Design teams are busy reviewing Phase Two projects. They will be looking at the final configuration of our Learning Commons (media center) areas and reviewing options for both classroom technology and furniture. A bid package for a new district-wide telephone system is being developed; and a request for proposals has been released for the server/storage area network (SAN) upgrades.

Future projects include the design of secure entrances for Sashabaw Middle School and Clarkston High School in 2018 with construction in 2019; design of new classroom layouts across the district, storage areas, flooring and a new soccer/lacrosse turf field will take place in 2019 with construction to begin in 2020.

Ongoing Updates

Updates and additional information are provided to the Board of Education on a monthly basis. Please attend a board meeting or check out board minutes.