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Ames High School Project

Videos on the Ames High School Bond Referendum of April 2018

Why are Elementary Schools on the Bond  
How the High School Bond Will impact Taxes

Approved Actions In Chronological order with most actions recent listed first  


Action Taken 

July 9, 2018 Final Programming Document from OPN delivered and approved by board. 
April 23rd, 2018   Discussion with Architect on New Ames High School Project. Board Work Session 
 April 3rd, 2018 Ames bond referendum for a new high school has been approved by Ames voters with a 84.77% % yes vote.
February 19, 2018 Selection of OPN Architects for New Ames High School Project. 
   ( links as minutes as approved ) 
February 5, 2018  School Board Resolution Ordering a Special Election on the Issuance of $110,000,000 General Obligation School Bonds.
December 18, 2017 

School Board Works Session Minutes
Dec. 18 ,2017 .

Board held a work session to work on language for the High School Project referendum planned for
April 3, 2018.

December 4, 2017  Selection of Construction Manager for High School and Pool Projects
November 27, 2017   Construction Management Interviews 
October 23, 2017  Public Request For Proposal  on  Construction Management 
May 1, 2017 

Minutes Board Work Session on Phase 1

March 8 ,2017   Facilities Committee update, Task 3 of Phase 1 study.
February 27, 2017  Board update for the Phase 1 study, 


Phase 1 Study

Ames-based Haila Architecture completed a Phase I Study to evaluate the existing high school building and to consider options for renovation/additions or new building construction.  The resulting Report (Phase 1 Summary Documents – below) includes an assessment of the condition of the existing building; high level conceptual programming; conceptual building and site layouts for renovation/additions or new building construction; and consideration for phasing, cost, and schedule for renovation/additions or new building construction.

The Board of Directors for the Ames Community School District in response to High School Phase I Study, Report, and community input, has determined that the current High School facility including the swimming pool is inadequate to offer the educational program of the District. To address these needs, the Board of Directors plans to prepare a Bond Referendum for community vote in April 2018 to fund a new High School building. 

Previous Phase 1 Summary Documents
Task 1 – Assessment of Existing Building and Site
Task 2 – Programming
Task 3 – Building and Site Conceptual Design
Task 4 – Cost Opinion and Schedule

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