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EDUCATION FIRST FACILITIES COMMITTEE. THE FACILITY COMMITTEE WAS CREATED IN NOVEMBER 2012 TO COMPLETE A THOROUGH STUDY OF DISTRICT FACILITIES. MEMBERS.

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1 EDUCATION FIRST FACILITIES COMMITTEE

2 THE FACILITY COMMITTEE WAS CREATED IN NOVEMBER 2012 TO COMPLETE A THOROUGH STUDY OF DISTRICT FACILITIES. MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE INCLUDE RESIDENTS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE DISTRICT. TEACHERS, PARENTS, FARMERS, RANCHERS, AND A WIDE VARIETY OF PROFESSIONS ARE REPRESENTED. FACILITIES COMMITTEE

3 FACILITY COMMITTEE COMMENTS – READING Positive: Small classroom environments. Lobby/concession area. Building layout, creates good flow. Great gym environment. Stage performance is large with good storage. Great lighting throughout facility Two computer labs

4 FACILITY COMMITTEE COMMENTS – READING Issues: Office layout is isolated, creates safety and supervision concern. Condition of older bathrooms. Aged locker rooms. Longevity of gym floor, cant be sanded again if damaged. Not one level throughout facility. Location in relation to rest of district. Older windows & doors not energy efficient.

5 FACILITY COMMITTEE COMMENTS – AMERICUS Positive: Size of elementary classrooms. Advantage of 2 hallways – provides separation for middle & elementary levels. Versatility of rooms – more modern feel. One level – easier access to rooms. Football field/softball diamond/nice concessions/evening lighting Classrooms technologies.

6 FACILITY COMMITTEE COMMENTS - AMERICUS Issues: Settling of building/Grading on outside/Flooding. Mold in basement. Limestone on outside of building wearing down. Window AC units very loud disrupting teach lectures. Office location hard for visitors to locate Security concerns – hard to monitor visitors with current office location Size of lunchroom

7 FACILITY COMMITTEE COMMENTS - AMERICUS Issues: Infrastructure cannot always support new classroom technologies. Poor restroom facilities. Lack of gym seating for sporting events & accessing the seating. Lack of track facilities. Small locker rooms. Variance of temperature from room to room. Storage space throughout facility.

8 FACILITY COMMITTEE COMMENTS - AMERICUS Other Comments: 25 students maximum per middle school classroom. Increased enrollment decreases functionality. Increasing class sizes except in kindergarten ( ) One elementary class with enrollment of 27. Disparity in K-5 enrollment Americus/Reading

9 ARCHITECT REVIEW - AMERICUS Metal roofs showing signs of deterioration. Roof in fair condition, reaching end of life span. Exterior cracking result of building movement. Metal panel siding showing signs of rust & fastener failure. Majority of windows single pane or seals have failed. Restrooms dont meet ADA standards & guidelines. Window AC units unable to control humidity. Limited IT & electrical infrastructure.

10 ARCHITECT REVIEW - AMERICUS Life Safety Issues: Fire separation. Non-rated fire doors. Non-compliant corridor doors. Secure vestibule. Mold & mildew growth. Air quality. Exit plan/path from the basement.

11 FACILITY COMMITTEE COMMENTS - NHHS Positive: Lower number of structural issues. Better drainage. Majority of classrooms are adequately sized. Freshmen lockers located in separate hallway. Nice gym/seating for sporting events. Large kitchen space. Visibility of office in entryway. Classrooms technologies. However, infrastructure does not always support them.

12 FACILITY COMMITTEE COMMENTS - NHHS Issues: Mobile units built to be temporary. West unit in poor condition. Lack of electrical units due to building infrastructure. Concern with age & adequate number of work stations in science room. Window AC units very loud disrupting teach lectures. Shop building houses woodworking and welding – concern for fire. Lack of ventilation in shop, science & art rooms

13 FACILITY COMMITTEE COMMENTS - NHHS Issues: Infrastructure cannot always support new classroom technologies. Floor in shop class, concern about students slipping. Location of secretarys office – cannot monitor those entering & exiting. Aged roof on shop – concern with water leaks damaging equipment. Lack of designated dining area for various school functions.

14 FACILITY COMMITTEE COMMENTS - NHHS Issues: No commons area. Efficiency of windows throughout the building (i.e. water and wind blowing in) Baseball and softball fields off campus in two different locations. Difficult for spectators to attend both. Significant costs for football and track facilities. Lack of adequate facilities for fine arts. Location long distance for students to drive/travel.

15 FACILITY COMMITTEE COMMENTS - NHHS Other Comments: Lower student population equals less course opportunities. Vocational opportunities for students in welding classes. Grants available for welding equipment, but no room for additional equipment in current building. Do not anticipate growth in student population with current structure of facilities and lack of ability to provide expanded course opportunities.

16 ARCHITECT REVIEW - NHHS Building movement evident from exterior cracking. Majority of windows single pane un-insulated. Concrete façade is spalling. (Face layer is falling off) Metal roof on wood shop is rusting. Temporary classrooms structures show significant weathering. Window AC units dont provide adequate air quality. Limited IT and electrical infrastructure. Limited quality teaching space.

17 ARCHITECT REVIEW - NHHS Exposed & unprotected gas lines in science rooms. Restrooms dont meet ADA standard & guidelines. Inaccessible public restrooms in Gym, locker room facilities, stage & elevated seating. Football field access. Life safety include fire separation, secure vestibule, non-compliant corridors & storage areas. Exterior includes press box, pavement replacement & repair, current track & field requirements.

18 HERINGTON SCHOOL VISIT K-12 enrollment – 480 New addition PreK-5 th grade for 240 current students up to 300. $14.9 million with no changes to high school. Demolished old grade school built in Building itself was good, but interior was not. Renovation would cost 60-70% of new costs. Geothermal heating/cooling. All rooms have their own exchanger in enclosed 2 nd story. Separate entrance for parents and busses. Visitors entrance limited through office.

19 HERINGTON SCHOOL VISIT Common kitchen area with two access and serving areas to separate cafeteria rooms – elementary and middle/high school. Concession by kitchen. Receiving area off kitchen for deliveries. Have 3 gyms Building set up for wireless. Speaker systems in classroom for equal sound.

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28 BASEHOR-LINWOOD SCHOOL VISIT Middle School has 490 students/built to house 700. Built on 80 acres with practice track. 110,000 sq. ft. cost $21.5 million did not include land acquisition, off-site development, furnishings or design fees. All electric with gas service only in kitchen. All classrooms have wireless Internet service.

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57 Frequently Asked Questions Why hasnt the school district kept up with maintenance of buildings through the years? Each mill levied in USD #251 raises a minimal amount of funds. Capital Outlay Funding has been about $150,000 annually. To replace the roof at NHHS would be $750,000 or 5 years of capital outlay levies.

58 Frequently Asked Questions If we remodel the current buildings, how long will it take and how will school continue to be held? HTK estimates that a remodeling project will take about 2 years. It would be a challenge to keep school in session during this time frame. One of the options would be to conduct school in an alternate location. No alternate locations have been identified.

59 Frequently Asked Questions If we remodel, are there any requirements in conjunction with the American Disabilities Act (ADA)? Yes. For every $1 spent on remodeling, $.20 must be spent on ADA issues until the building and location are ADA accessible.

60 Frequently Asked Questions If a new building is built, has a new location been identified? No definite location has been identified. However, HTK has identified several needs for a building site. Adequate water pressure and three-phase electrical service are a must. Natural gas availability would help keep utility costs down.

61 Frequently Asked Questions What would happen to the existing buildings if a new K-12 was constructed? The committee has not addressed this question at this time. As with everything else, the final decision would be made by the Board of Education.

62 Frequently Asked Questions Is there information available about the number of USD #251 students attending school in other school districts? Yes, information is available for the school year. 120 North Lyon County students attended school outside the district. The breakdown of where these students attended school is: Emporia – 67 students (56%) Osage City – 20 students (17%) Mission Valley – 15 students (12%) All others – 18 students (15%)

63 OPTIONS PROS REMODEL PRO: -Keep elementary schools in Reading & Americus -Less building costs NEW K-12 PRO: -All students in one location. Families no longer have students in Reading, Americus & NHHS. -Better able to manage elementary class sizes so teachers & students will have more comparable teaching & learning experience. -Able to manage jr. high & high school courses better to have more courses available for these two levels. -Consolidation savings could be used for introducing new programs/classes.

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67 THANK YOU FACILITIES COMMITTEE


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