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Ames High School Project

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Approved Board Actions, Presentations and Forum Information
are in chronological order with most recent actions listed first.


Action Taken 

From District News   Ames High Construction Update and Summer Parking 2020

September 9, 2019 

Ames High School Sustainability
OPN Power Point Presentation 

August 26, 2019 

Ames High School Bid Issuance #2
Recommended Award Summary


 You Tube Video
Digging Geothermal Wells 

July 8, 2019 

New High School Bid Issuance #2
Building Bid Packages & Proposed Schedule 


July 2, 2019 

Phases of Construction News Article 

Phases of Construction

May 21, 2019 

Phases of New Ames High School Construction 

February 21, 2019 

School Board Work Session
Presentation on the New Ames High Project
Update by OPN Architects SmOverallAHS22519

December 10, 2018

Update on New High School Project. OPN Architects
OPN Presentation of Power Point on updates 

  September 24, 2018 

Approval of New Ames High School
Schematic Designs. OPN.

Exhibit A-3.   Schematic Files 


 September 11, 2018 

  Public Forum Presentation Summery 

September 5, 2018

OPN Presentation at Public Forum 


View it on the Public Forum YouTube Now

 August 15, 2018

You Tube Video of the latest updates 

This is a “first look” at the location of the future of Ames High. Images reflect the work done by OPN Architects during the schematic design phase of development.

August 13, 2018 

School Board Work Session 
OPN updates to the district 

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, 

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

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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