April 16, 2019 Meeting
The District’s Sumner High School Project Review Task Force met for its second meeting on Tuesday, April 16th. The Task Force convened to review, study, and evaluate how to proceed with modernizing and expanding Sumner High School in light of current state and local circumstances.
At the meeting, Hainline, an experienced construction management firm in educational facilities, provided the Task Force with additional background on the age and condition of the existing High School facilities. Hainline also provided a detailed overview of both the as-bid (original) design, which exceeded the District’s budget, and a re-tooled (revised) design, which was developed following the School Board’s rejection of the bid of the original design. Hainline provided an evaluation of the re-tooled design, noting that while it met many of the goals of the 2016 Bond measure, complexities of the project remained and it did not provide flexibility for the future. Hainline then provided several new concepts for the Task Force’s consideration. The concepts showed ideas for construction under the current bond budget and how that concept could fit into a master plan of the entire high school campus. Given the current construction environment and changed circumstances, Task Force members indicated that looking to a master plan approach avoids expensive remodeling and the complexity of remodeling of many of the older buildings on the campus. After thoughtful discussion, the Task Force provided input to Hainline to more fully explore the options presented for discussion at the next Task Force meeting.
Read a detailed summary of the April 16 Task Force meeting.
The Task Force will meet again to review new and revised concepts on Tuesday, April 30th, at the District Central Office, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.