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Project Update

Plywood and plastic covering the main office windows at McKay Elementary School.

Plywood and plastic covering the main office windows at McKay Elementary School.

A classroom at McKay Elementary School shows windows covered with plywood as part of an ongoing 2014 Bond project.

A classroom at McKay Elementary School shows windows covered with plywood as part of an ongoing 2014 Bond project.

The District is in the process of replacing old, wood-framed windows at the school with new aluminum frames and window glass. The new windows will improve heating and cooling, improve sound reduction and provide a durable weather seal.

BSD has already replaced windows in 10 classrooms as part of the project this summer. Unfortunately, when replacing the windows in the main office and principal’s office, we discovered dry rot in the vertical posts between the window frames. We need to repair these posts before we can install new windows and frames and ensure structural integrity. The District has hired Pierson Engineering to evaluate the issue and design a plan for repairs.

Once the design and plan for repairs has been finalized, we’ll complete the repairs with minimal impact to the school’s daily operations. The main office will continue to function as normal unless there’s a need to relocate staff temporarily as repairs are completed.

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ADA Upgrades

Add ramp in interior of building and add lift on exterior of building
Final Cost: $634,500
Schedule: Summer 2016

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Restroom Renovation
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Plumbing Repairs
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Door & Hardware Replacement
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Playground Improvements
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Window Replacement
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Summer 2023

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Learning Technology

The 2014 Bond Program provided Chromebooks and iPads for students at all schools and allowed for two rounds of replacements. Students need to be able to access information to work in collaboration with teachers, peers and experts on what and how they learn. Printed textbooks contain static information. Digital content is engaging and efficient, available at any time and steeped in authentic problem solving. Access to high quality, dynamic information for all students will help close the equity gap. These devices have been essential during Comprehensive Distance Learning.

Final Cost: $54,000,000
Schedule: Two rounds of replacements

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District-Wide Interior Classroom Locks

At its June 2019 Business Meeting, the School Board approved a $2-million allocation from the program reserve to fund the Interior Classroom Locks project. The project scope was not originally recognized as part of the 2014 Bond Program's District-Wide Security Upgrades project but became a priority due to the critical need for areas of refuge. 
The Interior Classroom Locks project greatly enhances school security and student safety by replacing all classroom locks across the District with push/turn hardware. The new hardware is easily lockable from inside a room, allowing anyone to quickly secure a room without having to use a key. 
The project is currently ahead of schedule and under budget. Once all the classroom locks are replaced, any remaining budget will be used to secure additional areas of refuge across the District. 

Schedule: 09/2018 - Completed
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District-Wide Security Upgrades


As part of the 2014 Bond, we're making district-wide security retrofits in existing buildings by installing remote entry-door unlatching, keyless entry and visitor-routing controls as determined by a site-by-site needs analysis. We are installing security cameras at all schools and perimeter fencing at high schools.

Schedule: 08/2015 - Completed

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District-Wide Unified Communication System

This large project began in the summer of 2015 and affected every building in the District.  The new system greatly improves communication and safety with a built-in emergency notification application. 

The application notifies key personnel of any security or safety concerns with the touch of a button. Color-coded alerts can be sent to individuals or an entire building, both over the intercom and through pop-up alerts on workstations. If a 911 call is made from a particular classroom, emergency responders are automatically able to see where the call was placed.

In addition, this project includes adding infrastructure to support outlets and data racks in all classrooms, including portables.

Final Cost: $5,282,000
Schedule: 03/2014 - 09/2017

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