Ames High School Project
Ames High School Project Information
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
|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||
Board held a work session to work on language for the High School Project referendum planned for
|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|
|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.