DATE: Tuesday, July 14, 2009
TO: School Board Members
FROM: MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent
SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS
To address facility needs required by the Class Size Amendment, a 16 classroom addition is planned for Plant High School. Appointment of an architect for design of the classroom addition is needed now to allow completion of the addition prior to the 2010-11 school year.
When feasible, the reuse of an existing, proven design is the fastest, most cost-effective way to accomplish new classroom design. Florida Statutes encourage district school boards to reuse school designs to save money when constructing new schools and additional classrooms, and allow direct appointment of design professionals when reusing plans. District staff has determined that the only high school addition design that can feasibly be adapted for the Plant High School addition is the two-story classroom addition at Newsome High School. Appointment of Wilder Architecture, Inc. to adapt the Newsome High School classroom addition design for Plant High School, for a fixed fee of $159,600, is therefore recommended.
ANNUAL DISTRICT GOAL(S) AND CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR(S)
FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted: Yes)
SUBMITTED BY: Rory Salimbene, General Manager of Construction
General Manager of Construction
Cathy L. Valdes
Chief Facilities Officer
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