After visiting and assessing each of the District’s sites, a mosaic of conditions were found, from elementary schools in need of comprehensive modernizations to the intermediate school that had been recently modernized. Big picture, the data confirms that throughout the district various improvements are necessary so that Cabrillo USD’s core mission can be realized. Through the assessment process, a list of projects has been created that’s been further shaped by the needs of an existing bond (Measure S). In regards to the Measure S Bond, the Measure S Committee was created to assist the CUSD Governing Board in vetting the use of bond funds.
Once a viable list of projects was created, WLC presented master plan options for each site to the Measure S Committee at their April 15, 2013 meeting with only a relative representation of cost. As a follow-up to that meeting, WLC met with the District to review the draft rough order of magnitude cost model and develop possible project phasing and priorities for the Measure S committee to review. A rough order of magnitude cost model is not a detailed estimate, but rather a tool using square foot costs for varying levels of modernization and new construction, per the following K-12 School Construction Costs spread sheet. Each campus and building scope is assigned a cost per square foot depending on the scope of work recommended in the Master Plan. The cost model also calculates a typical design contingency, escalation, industry standard change order cost, and soft costs for each project. The total bond program cost model includes an overall bond contingency, program management, furniture and equipment, and moving expenses. The high and low costs based on the K-12 School Construction Cost spreadsheet have been calculated for all of the options presented. As a result of meeting with the District a third option for the elementary school sites was developed which include the new multi-purpose rooms as a future phase. The district also expressed a strong desire to focus the bond program initially on the elementary schools, which has been reflected in the preliminary bond project phasing scenario.
The April 25, 2013 Measure S Committee meeting focused primarily on the third site option based on the high cost model and a preliminary bond project phasing scenario. The Measure S Committee’s recommended changes to the preliminary bond project phasing scenario have been incorporated into the final master plan site options, rough order of magnitude cost model, and the recommended bond project phasing scenario. All the options are contained in the appendix for reference.
Pursuant to the Measure S Committee meeting on April 25, 2013, please find herein the Cabrillo Unified School District Master Plan site option, the rough order of magnitude cost model, and the recommended bond project phasing scenario.
Edited: Bob Taylor, PE, 7/23/2013
Published: Bob Taylor, PE, 7/23/2013