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March 6, 2018 > Fremont Unified School District Report

Fremont Unified School District Report

Submitted By Robin Michel

At the February 28, 2018, Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) Board of Education Meeting, the Board received the Financial Status Update on the 2014 Measure E Bond Program. Measure E is the $650 million Measure E general obligation bond initiative approved by Fremont voters on June 3, 2014. The bondÕs scope of work includes upgrading and repairing neighborhood schools by updating technology and aging classrooms; upgrading electrical wiring to current safety codes; fixing or replacing leaky roofs, aging plumbing and restrooms; removing asbestos; and repairing, constructing and acquiring equipment, classrooms, sites, and facilities.

The FUSD Board of Education took the following action on agenda items related to the Measure E Bond Program:
¥ Authorized staff to amend the agreement with Millennium Consulting Associates (Millennium), in the amount of$25,210, for the construction phase Industrial Hygienist Consulting Services for the Walters Middle School Conversion - Modernization Project Phase 1 and 2. The cost for these services is within the budget for Walters Middle School conversion project.
¥ Authorized staff to amend the agreement with Managed Facilities Solutions (Formerly Moving Solutions), in the amount of $8,702, for moving services for the Walters Middle School Conversion Ð Modernization Project Phase 1. With the amendment, the total agreement amount with Managed Facilities Solutions is $56,653. The cost of this work is within the project budget.
¥ Authorized staff to enter into an Agreement with Sheldrake & Mumford, Inc., in the amount of $73,301, to perform tennis court repairs at American High School ($39,458) and Washington High School ($33,843). Cost for the American High School tennis courts will come from Measure E funding allocated for slurry coat and stripe existing paving at American High School. These projects will be completed during Summer 2018.

In other non-Bond Measure E facilities items, the Board of Education took the following action:
¥ Authorized staff to file a Notice of Completion (NOC) with Westcal Design and Build, Inc. for the installation of temporary classrooms at Thornton Junior High School.
¥ Authorized staff to enter into agreements with SVA Architects, Underwood & Rosenblum Civil Engineers, and American Consulting Engineers Electrical, Inc., in the amount of $64,200, for design services for temporary classrooms at Glenmoor Elementary School and Horner Junior High School. Based on the latest projections, enrollment at Horner will exceed capacity after the middle school conversion is complete. The recommendation is within the approved project budget of $615,000.

The Board of Education received two facilities-related reports at the meeting, one on Workforce Housing financing options and one on district-wide restroom fixture counts. Staff was directed by the Board to explore the potential use of the panhandle portion of the district-owned ÒHorse PropertyÓ where 22 acres are designated for the benefit of the American High School Attendance Area. Both of these reports are available on the District website.

Regular meetings are tentatively scheduled for the second and/or fourth Wednesdays of each month. The next regular board meeting is scheduled for March 14, 2018, at 6 p.m. Please check the District website at for agenda and any time and/or location changes. Information about Measure E, the $650 million school facilities bond approved by Fremont voters in June 2014, may also be found on the District website: click on Quick Links/Measure E.

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