By Paul Daquilante • Staff Writer • 

Groundwork being laid for Sheridan bond work

Sugg said representatives from Point Monitor Security Corporation of Lake Oswego and DAY CPM had toured the district’s two schools to get a better handle on opportunities and challenges. He said he joined them, along with the building principals and district IT and facilities personnel.

Security functionality and software needs took center stage in the discussion, Sugg said. He said it formed the basis for a trio of bid invitations the district is planning to extend.

“There is some work that can be done this summer, but some of the work might stretch into the school year,” Sugg said. “These are two things that can continue during the school year, as there’s no demolition work involved. The heating and plumbing work, and putting windows in, will have to wait until next summer.”

Additionally, work is ongoing with Piper Jaffray on the sale of bonds to finance the entire project.

Passage of the bond will ensure:

* Replacement of the high school’s heating, cooling and ventilation system, plumbing system, bathroom facilities and single-pane windows.

* Replacement of the heating system in the old Faulconer-Chapman gym.

* Installation of new access-limiting safety doors with remote locking capability at both schools.

* Implementation of technology upgrades at both schools.

If funds are available, secondary projects include ventilation, dust control and storage improvements at the high school; replacement of the stadium roof and field lighting at the high school; resurfacing of the high school track to include a jump pad, pole vault pit and javelin pit; and installation of a new asphalt recycling pad at Faulconer-Chapman.

The board originally chose Hubbard & Associates of Tualatin to lead the project, but when prospective project manager Nancy Hubbard announced she would be moving out of state, the district decided to move forward with DAY CPM.

In other business, the board:

* Was briefed by Sugg on a new attendance initiative.

Using data from the 2013-14 school year, the district will identify students whose attendance rate dipped below 90 percent. Their families will receive a letter explaining the importance of maintaining regular attendance and outlining the negative consequences of chronic absenteeism.

New attendance coordinators have been named to monitor attendance and respond to issues. They are Christina Broncheau, K-4; Kris Molloy, 5-8; and Derek Trombla, 9-12.

* Accepted a $33,814 grant from the Oregon Department of Education’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for its K-12 Faulconer-Chapman School.

* Was informed by Jackie Lang of Waste Management Inc. that her company was awarding Sheridan High $3,700 for a recycling education program.

* Appointed Judy Breeden board chair, replacing Larry Deibel, and Michael Griffith vice-chair. Breeden is a former chair.

The board will meet next at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20.

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