We are currently in the conceptual programming phase of the Skyline High School rebuild. This phase precedes official architectural design work.
Bond Project Updates
Cyprus High School and Skyline High School are moving forward in the conceptual phase. This phase is prior to official architectural design work. Community meetings for both high schools will be hosted in mid-April.
The board has approved architectural services for remodels at Evergreen Jr. High, Valley Jr. High, and Hunter High School (wing addition):
Evergreen Jr. High remodel – VCBO Architecture
Valley Jr. High remodel – Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects
Hunter High wing addition – MHTN Architects
The contract for architectural services for the South Kearns Elementary rebuild is anticipated to be approved in April.
Additional Smaller Capital Projects
(Bond funds were not used for these projects, but the passing of the bond speeds up the pace of these upgrades district wide.)
- Security upgrades are currently under construction at Bacchus Elementary, Copper Hills Elementary, Fox Hills Elementary, Hunter Elementary, Oquirrh Hills Elementary and Calvin Smith Elementary, along with a STEM classroom conversion at Copper Hills Elementary.
- Construction is underway for kitchen cooler upgrades at Mill Creek Elementary, Morningside Elementary, Oquirrh Hills Elementary, and Taylorsville Elementary.
- Design work is nearing completion for the expansion of the Granite Technical Institute (expanding to the fifth floor of the building, which was previously occupied by Utah State University).
- Air conditioning upgrades and new chillers have been installed at Fox Hills Elementary and Hillside Elementary, and are in progress at Rolling Meadows Elementary.
- HVAC upgrades are nearly complete at Kearns High School, and HVAC filtration updates were completed at Hillside Elementary and Hunter High School.
- A purchase order for new gymnasium bleachers at Kearns High School was approved by the board. Installation will follow soon.
Design Phase Update
Schools and district staff are working closely with architects to establish guidelines and imperatives for rebuilds and remodels.
Especially for Cyprus High and Skyline High, these imperatives are modeled on building flexibility. This means the structures will better support and accommodate functional change during the life of the building.
It also means flexibility in the delivery of education by being able to easily change the size and shape of various learning areas to meet the needs of students.
As a reminder, the design phase for an elementary school is approximately 10-12 months. For high schools, architectural design takes 18-24 months.
Approved architectural contracts:
Cyprus High – EVELATE, $3,715,030.90
Skyline High – ELEVATE, $3,821,800.00
Although bond funds were not used for the following projects, the passing of the bond freed up capital funds to speed up the rate of smaller projects.
-Jardine Malaska Construction Services was awarded the bid ($392,975.00) for security upgrades at Bacchus Elementary, Copper Hills Elementary, Fox Hills Elementary, Hunter Elementary, Oquirrh Hills Elementary, and Calvin Smith Elementary.
Plans are being finalized for the next group of security upgrades, and are scheduled to go to bid in January. This group includes: Mill Creek Elementary, Morningside Elementary, Farnsworth Elementary, Arcadia Elementary, Hillside Elementary, and Lincoln Elementary.
-Fire alarm upgrades at Hunter Elementary and Calvin Smith Elementary (Modern Construction, $30,900.00)
-In-wall cafeteria table replacements: Academy Park Elementary, Cottonwood Elementary, Lake Ridge Elementary, Mill Creek Elementary, Sandburg Elementary, Taylorsville Elementary, Vista Elementary, and West Kearns Elementary (Jardine Malaska Construction Services, $92,826.00)