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School Facilities Update Superintendent Kevin Borg July 25, 2011. Strategic Plan Goal 6: Provide school facilities that strengthen the educational program, including co-curricular. March 2010: Hired Kraus-Anderson Construction Company, supported by Perkins and Will and Wentz Associates

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School facilities update superintendent kevin borg july 25 2011

School Facilities Update

Superintendent Kevin Borg

July 25, 2011


School facilities update superintendent kevin borg july 25 2011

  • Strategic Plan Goal 6:Provide school facilities that strengthen the educational program, including co-curricular.

  • March 2010: Hired Kraus-Anderson Construction Company, supported by Perkins and Will and Wentz Associates

  • Interviewed and recommended by Facilities Committee

  • Approved by School Board

  • Three goals - identify districtwide needs for:

  • Districtwide maintenance for the next 15 years

  • Early Childhood space

  • Activity space


Kraus anderson credentials

Kraus-Anderson Credentials

$580 million of projects in the last 5 years

Ranked #1 in MN and #20 in the nation in construction management (2010 ENR Report)

Worked on very similar educational projects in Orono, Edina, South Washington County, Spring Lake Park

On contract since March 2010, putting in 800 hours reviewing the district needs. Contract amount: $22,000.


Facilities reviewed and date built

Facilities reviewed and date built

  • Shirley Hills Primary School – 1951

  • Grandview Middle School – 1958

  • Hilltop Primary – 1964

  • Transportation – 1970

  • Mound Westonka High School – 1972

  • Educational Service Center - 2002


District facilities committee members

District Facilities Committee Members

School Board members:

Tom Notch

Keith Foerster

David Botts

Gary Wollner 

Superintendent Kevin Borg

District Maintenance Manager Mike Long

Community Member David Bond


Comprehensive review process

Comprehensive Review Process

March 2010 to June 2011

Facilities Committee meets many times with Kraus-Anderson team to establish and prioritize district facilities needs

K-A reviews district maintenance history

K-A conducts multiple tours of all buildings

District staff and community members assist with prioritization process

Facilities Committee and School Board review recommendations and assist with further prioritization


Focus on maintenance

March 2011

Kraus-Anderson presents results of full facilities study to the Facilities Committee

Committee determines districtwide maintenance needs are most pressing priority, with a focus on:

Address deferred maintenance of aging facilities for next 15 years

Improve safety and security

Replace outdated technology infrastructure

Focus on maintenance


Prioritization process

Prioritization Process

February 2011 to June 13, 2011

Facilities Committee meets multiple times to prioritize maintenance needs

Result: two potential bond questions

Immediate deferred maintenance needs focused on parking lots, roofs, exteriors and electrical/mechanical systems

Additional improvements to the learning environment, safety and accessibility


Recommended bond question 1

Recommended Bond Question 1

  • Fund immediate deferred maintenance of all district-owned buildings

  • Limit risk to the operating budget by addressing major maintenance needs

  • If approved by voters: $23.3 million to primarily address parking lots, roofs, exteriors and mechanical/electrical systems

  • Estimated tax impact on $300,000 home = $9/month


School facilities update superintendent kevin borg july 25 2011

  • Main Components of Bond Question 1

  • Parking Lots

    • Address parking lot maintenance on all sites within 15-year scope

    • Design safer drop-off and pick-up at two primary sites (Shirley Hills and Hilltop)


School facilities update superintendent kevin borg july 25 2011

  • Main Components of Bond Question 1

  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems

    • Replace boiler system at Shirley Hills with hot water centralized system with air conditioning, DDC controls, and new lighting

    • Replace and repair mechanical and electrical systems in other buildings (condensing unit, DDC controls, miscellaneous AHU and mechanical equipment)


School facilities update superintendent kevin borg july 25 2011

  • Main Components of Bond Question 1

  • Roofs

    • Replacement needs on all buildings except educational service center

    • Improve in insulation and drainage of roofs

  • Technology infrastructure

    • Voicemail and phone system

    • Network Switching

    • Improve wireless capabilities at Shirley Hills and Hilltop


School facilities update superintendent kevin borg july 25 2011

  • Main Components of Bond Question 1

  • Exterior

    • Window, door, caulking issues on all buildings to address air and water infiltration


School facilities update superintendent kevin borg july 25 2011

  • Recommended Bond Question 2

  • Fund additional improvements to the learning environment, safety and accessibility

  • If approved: $6.6 million to make needed updates to bathrooms, locker rooms, playgrounds, kitchens, athletic field maintenance and building security

  • Bond question 2 can only pass if bond question 1 passes

  • Estimated tax impact on $300,000 home = $4.50/month

  • Wireless Capabilities


Fiscal responsibility

Fiscal Responsibility

Westonka Schools owns and operates four schools, a district education center and a transportation building. Maintaining these buildings is important for both educational and budgetary reasons:

Helps ensure the district can provide a safe and appropriate environment within which students can learn and staff can teach

Investing in necessary deferred maintenance reduces risk to already stretched operating budget; If unexpected maintenance costs exceed the capital budget, dollars need to be taken from the budget that pays for teachers and instruction


Maintain the westonka edge

Maintain the Westonka Edge

Goal: Properly maintain what we have and act as good fiscal stewards of district resources

  • Maintain buildings: aging facilities can negatively impact the learning environment, as well as put the operating budget at risk

  • Maintain operating levy: critical to our ability to provide a quality educational program


Recommendations for nov 8 ballot

Recommendations for Nov 8 Ballot

Question 1: Renew operating levy. No tax impact

Question 2: Fund immediate deferred maintenance needs on all district-owned buildings. Estimated tax impact on $300,000 home = $9/month

Question 3: Fund additional improvements to the learning environment, safety and accessibility. Estimated tax impact on $300,000 home = $4.50/month

Question 3 can only pass if question 2 passes


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