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Cheldelin Middle

Cheldelin Middle School aims to foster each student's academic, emotional, and social growth by creating an inspiring and adaptive learning environment. Each student has access to diverse learning styles, rigorous educational opportunities, and an engaging community.

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Project Information

What's Happening Now

January 2020: Construction Documents Nearing Completion

Pivot Architecture continues regular meetings with the Site Team to work on the design and
construction phasing. Most recently, discussions have included the design of modifications to
the existing entry to improve ADA access and provide a secure vestibule.

Gerding Builders is working on a 50% Construction Documents (CD) cost estimate. The design
team is continuing forward with the final designs on the initial phases of work.

A hazardous material abatement contractor was selected and approved last month at the December 19 board meeting for the work starting at the beginning of summer 2020.

December 2019: Design Process on Track

District staff and Gerding Builders remain highly engaged in working on ways to maintain the bond promise scope while reducing the overall cost to remain on budget. The original bond promise included an elevator located within the gymnasium building to access the second floor.  Due to size constraints, the only feasible option was an addition to the exterior of the gym to accommodate an elevator.  This resulted in a cost increase that the budget couldn’t support.  Based on stakeholder feedback, bond leadership proposed using the original budgeted amount to make ADA and safety improvements at the school entrance and office.

Pivot Architecture led a presentation at the December 9 Cheldelin Design Advisory Committee meeting.  The participants were eager to both learn about the design and discuss the thought process around those designs. Discussion included the design of modifications to the existing entry to improve ADA access and provide a secure vestibule in lieu of the elevator to the gym.

Pivot Architecture is working with CSD staff on the final Construction Document (CD) details and plans on submitting to the County for the permit in late February.

Pivot’s team is working on the design for the seismic improvements as part of the process for applying for a $2.5 million State Seismic Grant in early January.

The District has contracted with Lancaster Logistics to provide move coordination services.  This will help alleviate staff concerns about moving classrooms and to ensure smooth transitions.  Given the current load of school projects this next year, the district does not have enough staff to move and set up all of the classrooms that will be impacted.

November 2019: Design Process Underway

Pivot Architecture continues regular meetings with the Site Team to work on the design and construction phasing.

Gerding Builders has completed the schematic design cost estimate. The team is working to refine the designs to work within the original funds and the allocated Cheldelin bond reserve.

October 2019: Design Advisory Committee to meet in November

The Cheldelin Design Advisory Committee will be formed this month and will have their first meeting on November 7, 2019.

Work on the track is complete.

Pivot Architecture continues regular meetings with the Site Team to work on the design and construction phasing.

Gerding Builders has completed the schematic design cost estimate. The anticipated cost of the work exceeds the original bond promise budget. Bond Leadership Team has authorized use of their bond reserve allotment to cover the difference.

The Design Advisory Committee will kick off this fall. Testing is taking place to gather more data on the condition of the existing building to better inform the requirements of planned seismic improvements.

August 15, 2019: Summer Work Continues

Work on the track resurfacing will be completed the week of September 9.

Pivot Architecture continues regular meetings with the Site Team to work on the design. Gerding Builders has completed the schematic design cost estimate. The anticipated cost of the work exceeds the original bond promise budget. Bond Leadership Team has authorized the use of their bond reserve allotment to cover the difference.

The design team will continue to work through the fall and winter with the Design Advisory Committee convening in the fall.

June 2019: Track Resurfacing and Design Work Begins

Work on the track will begin as soon as school is out and be complete by mid-August.

Pivot Architecture has begun weekly meetings with the Site Team to begin design work. The structural engineer has begun their assessment to determine the scope of the planned seismic improvements. The hazardous material survey is nearly complete which will provide the scope of the required asbestos abatement.

May, 2019: Early design discussions underway

Facilitated by the PIVOT Architecture team and led by Principal Darren Bland, the school’s core team will begin regular meetings this month. The core team includes the principal, school and district facilities staff. The Cheldelin Design Advisory will be convened in the fall. The schedule for Cheldelin has changed and construction is now planned to begin in the summer of 2020.

April 2019: Spring and summer projects

New bleachers were installed in the Cheldelin gym in April. The final planning is underway for the track resurfacing that will be completed this summer. The Cheldelin track and infield will be closed to the public from June 21 through August 30.

February, 2019: Initial project investigation

Initial project investigation work is in progress, including geotechnical soil borings, hazardous material surveys, and topographical surveys.

Next quarter, initial project investigation work will involve wetland surveys and seismic evaluations. Other activities scheduled for next quarter include bleacher installation scheduled for Spring Break 2019 and track resurfacing scheduled for summer 2019.

Project Timeline

Cheldelin bond timeline

Construction scheduled to begin Summer 2020

Bond Projects at Cheldelin

Security camera icon transparent background Safety & Security Improvements

  • Improve emergency lighting
  • Improve seismic safety
  • Replace wooden bleachers in the gym

Light bulb icon transparent background Renovations & Repairs

  • Improve ADA accessibility
  • Install elevator to upper gym for ADA access
  • Renovate cafeteria
  • Replace kitchen flooring
  • Resurface track
  • Upgrade mechanical infrastructure including electrical, heating, and plumbing systems
  • Renovate restrooms

Computer icon transparent background Modern Educational Spaces

  • Renovate classroom to create a STEM lab
  • Renovate library/media center

Photos

Cheldelin track photo

Cheldelin track completed

Cheldelin D zone photo

Cheldelin D Zone

Cheldelin track resurfacing project

Cheldelin track resurfacing progress

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