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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Acceptance of Project for J. Vince Thompson Elementary School
A new elementary school was included in the approved 2011-2012 District Facilities Five Year Work Program to support recent and future growth impacting Ruskin and Cypress Creek Elementary Schools.  On July 17, 2012, the Board appointed Wilder Architecture Inc., and Batson-Cook Company to provide design and construction management services.

The school was designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, and provide capacity for 940 students.  The school was built on property owned by the School Board adjacent to Lennard High School and opened August 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year.

The project included expansion of the chiller plant at Lennard High School using thermal ice storage to provide cooling for the new school, in lieu of construction of a separate chiller plant. This approach will increase the reliability of the cooling systems, reduce maintenance and repair costs, and result in lower electricity costs for both schools.

The design professional has certified that the work is complete in accordance with the plans and specifications and other contract documents and recommends Board acceptance.

• Establish a strong foundation of financial stewardship • Construct and maintain facilities that create an environment conducive to teaching and learning
Funds in the amount of $18,731,146.00 will be available in the Impact Fees and Local Mileage funds. For tracking purposes, the project number specific to this agenda item is 8570. As of Tuesday, January 10, 2017, the remaining balance less encumbrances for this line item equaled $340,391.59.

Guaranteed Maximum Price:  $15,405,000.00
Approved Change Orders:  $4,446,000.54  Credit (See Attachment)
Revised Guaranteed Maximum Price:  $10,958,999.46
Payments to Date:  $10,365,436.07
Balance Due:  $593,563.39
Revised Construction Cost:  $15,219,380.25
Christopher Farkas   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Operating Officer
(813) 272-4004
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 7.02
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170207_806 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 7.02