Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
Wed, Sep 26 6:00pm-11:00pm
4210 Technology Drive, Fremont CA

If you have a child at Brookvale in 4th grade or younger, you will be affected by the Thornton Middle School conversion, scheduled for 2020-21 school year.

 

Sep 26, 2018 - Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

14.2 Thornton Construction

REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS

Receive a Presentation on the New Construction and Modernization Projects at Thornton Middle School (Middle School Conversion) and Authorize Staff to Proceed with Option 1

Background

On June 3, 2014, the voters of Fremont approved the $650 million Measure E general obligation bond initiative, under the requirements of Proposition 39 (2000), the School Facilities Local Vote Act. The scope of the bond work includes upgrading and repairing neighborhood schools by updating technology and aging classrooms; upgrading electrical wiring to current safety codes; fixing or replacing leaky roofs, aging plumbing and restrooms; removing asbestos; and repairing, constructing and acquiring equipment, classrooms, sites, and facilities.

On June 6, 2018, the Board authorized staff to enter into an agreement for architectural services with QuattrochiKwok Architects (QKA) for an amount not to exceed $3,429,780.

Current Status

QKA has assessed the site, the site needs, the Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) and the project budget. Based on their assessment, QKA has produced three (3) design options for modernization project at TMS (project). The budget is $61,822,985.

Option 1 – This option provides permanent capacity for the student enrollment population identified in the LRFP which was projected to peak at 1,910 and provides temporary portable infrastructure capacity for the student enrollment population identified in the 2017 Cooperative Strategies demographics report (report) which was projected to peak at 2,174. This option is within the budget identified in the LRFP, costs $61.62 million, and provides a permanent capacity of 1,919. To accommodate the 2,174 population identified in the report, ten (10) permanent portables can be installed for a total project cost of $65.00 million and provides a permanent capacity of 2,176.

Option 2A – This option also provides permanent capacity for the enrollment population in the LRFP, provides temporary portable infrastructure capacity for the enrollment population in the report, and recommends an enhanced investment into modernization of the site. This option exceeds the budget identified in the LRFP, costs $70.85 million and provides a permanent capacity of 1,919. To accommodate the 2,174 population identified in the report, ten (10) permanent portables can be installed for a total project cost of $74.14 million and provides a permanent capacity of 2,176.

Option 2B – This option provides permanent capacity for the enrollment population in the LRFP and for the enrollment population in the report, and recommends an enhanced investment into new classroom buildings. This option exceeds the budget identified in the LRFP, costs $76.00 million and provides a permanent capacity of 2,176.

In order to maximize the funds spent to convert the campus and the value provided to the staff, students and community, staff recommends Board authorization to proceed with Option 1.