Facilities Bond Update:

4/11/22

Facilities Bond Update:

Administrative team met with Architect, Construction Management Agent, and Project Manager to discuss Technology, Food Service, and Athletics components of the building project. 

The architect continues to fine-tune the plans for classrooms and all other facilities in the bond project based on input from administration, teachers, coaches, other staff, students, the board, and the advisory committee. Instructional arrangements being considered with architects’ design team. Upcoming layout will provide more detail.

Construction Management Agent is prepared to gather the information provided from the architect to begin the bid process or utilize purchasing cooperatives for services, equipment, supplies, materials, etc.  

Discussions involved considering current technology infrastructure and being able to create a continuation of services during construction transition as well as upon completion of building projects. Cost projections being studied. 

Keyless access control systems discussion.   

Meeting set up with furniture reps to consider options for classroom arrangements as well as other furniture that will be needed. 

Softball and Baseball Lighting is ready for installation to begin within a month. 

Plans have been adjusted to move Coop, Band, classroom portable, and any other buildings, awnings, walkways, and bleachers out to accommodate the start of site work during the summer. It was discussed that we leave the cafeteria and those classrooms in that building until later in the project and break ground for new facilities first. This will provide the least amount of disruption to instructional arrangements and other areas where we must continue to have meals prepared and served as well as activities happening in the district.  

Storage considerations being pursued such as leasing containers. Pre-order of equipment and materials and warehousing to be ready for installation. Rerouting student parking by the portables to the back of the district by softball and baseball fields.

The project remains well within the proposed budget. Cost estimates are expected to be optimistic with built in contingencies, the opportunities for the competitive bidding process utilized by DSA, and accessing purchasing cooperatives for services and products.     

Month

Activities

November 2021

  • Architect, DSA, and administration meeting with survey and Geotech crews

December 2021

  • Architect, DSA, and administration meeting with Kitchen/Cafeteria consultants

  • Site visit to Navasota

  • Coordinating bond sale with Financial Advisor, Bond Counsel, and Attorneys

January 2022

  • Sale of Bonds

  • Secured funding

February 2022

  • Technology demonstrations

March 2022

  • Architect presented design development

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Contact Information 

Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm 

Mailing address: PO Box 37

Burton, TX  77835 

Physical Address: 701 N Railroad St

Burton, TX  77835 

Phone: 979-289-3131

Fax: 979-289-3076