• 2016 Voter Approved Bond Project - Construction in Progress Updates

    Posted by Rudyard Area Schools on 7/21/2017

    Phase II HAS BEGUN

     

    April 3rd was the start of Phase II work at Rudyard School in the Pool Locker Rooms and Associated Mechanical areas only. Other areas of School will start June 12th and a new bus will be ordered this summer.

     

    Progress by contractor as of April 24, 2017:

     

    Berger & King

    • Removed existing mechanical equipment and spiral ductwork
    • Removed existing plumbing fixtures
    • Removed old shower poles
    • Started installing new spiral duct in pool area
    • Reworked plumbing lines that will connect to new Dectron unit

    J Perez

    • Removed existing lockers and disposed
    • Removed toilet partitions and bath accessories
    • Started cutting new openings for mechanical ductwork
    • Set structural beams on roof for new mechanical equipment
    • Removed and disposed of old penthouse building
    • Installed new grid and ceiling tile in Pool Lobby area

    Master Electric

    • Removed old light fixture, hand/hair dryers and exit lights in locker rooms
    • Installed new exit lights in several locations in school
    • Started installing above the corridor ceiling 3” conduit toward MDP room
    • Installed new lights in locker room, lobby and team locker room

    Murray Painting

    • Removed rust from bar joists, primed and painted
    • Repaired hard ceilings in shower areas
    • Painted team locker room ceilings and walls
    • Painted spiral duct before B&K installed
    • Painted walls in locker rooms

    Regal Flooring

    • Took delivery of storage container for their material
    • Material to be delivered Wednesday May 26th
    • Start installing flooring and wall tile in Pool locker rooms Thursday May 27th

    Symons Building Specialties

    • Lockers have been ordered, waiting shipping date from Manufacture, expected toward end of May

    Northern Michigan Glass

    • Windows have been ordered and Early June delivery expected
    • FRP doors and Frames ready to be installed
    • Store front framing, door and glass ready to be installed as soon as school is out

     

    PICTURES - Shower rooms/Varsity Locker room

    Shower Floor Demo Lockers Removed Shower Pole Removal Shower Room Full Demo Varsity Lockers Removed Varsity Locker Room Ceiling Painting Spiral Duct Work Being Painted Duct Work Installation New Duct Work Being Installed Installation of Pool Lobby Lights

     

    Progress by contractor as of May 22, 2017:

    Berger & King

    • All new spiral ductwork and ductwork has been installed and extended outside
    • New ductwork for team locker room and office area has been completed
    • Some of the plumbing fixtures have been set in boy’s locker room restroom
    • Dectron Unit for pool was delivered on Wednesday May 17th and set on room
    • Duct Furnace set on room and waiting ductwork tie in
    • Ductwork for unit is being fabricated and expect delivery later this week
    • Condenser Unit is expected to be delivered this week

    J Perez

    • Safety railing for roof on site and to be installed this week
    • Patching in of walls were new ductwork is being done this week
    • Installed grid for office area

    Master Electric

    • All new LED light fixtures have been installed in pool locker rooms
    • 3” conduit complete to MDP, main wiring has been pulled and 3phase breaker installed
    • Main disconnect for Dectron Unit on roof and awaiting to be mounted on wall
    • New switches and covers installed, motion sensors complete in pool area

    Murray Painting

    • Ceilings and walls have been painted
    • Spiral ductwork been painted
    • Door frames have been painted
    • Pool Room Walls have been touched up where infilled

    Regal Flooring

    • Started installing material in boy’s shower room on May 1st
    • Wall tile complete in Boy’s Locker room
    • Floor tile grouting in Boy’s locker to be complete mid-week
    • Girl’s shower wall tile installed and ready for grouting

    Symons Building Specialties

    • Lockers have been ordered, waiting shipping date from Manufacture, expected toward end of May

    Northern Michigan Glass

    • Windows have been ordered and Early June delivery expected
    • Locks on FRP doors for pool area have been ordered and will be installed soon
    • Store front framing, door and glass ready to be installed as soon as school is out

    Great Lakes Environmental/Northern Analytical Services, LLC

    • Final coordination meeting has been set up for Wednesday May 24, 2017 to discuss which areas will be of first priority and how the project will proceed

    PICTURES: Locker room updates

    Updated Showers Shower Update Updated bathroooms

     Progress by contractor as of June 21, 2017:

     

    Berger & King (Mechanical)

    • All plumbing fixtures have been demo’d in gang toilet rooms
    • Demo of fixtures in team locker rooms complete
    • Individual classroom toilets have been removed and replaced (elementary wing)
    • Dectron Unit for pool is operational with Factory start up person being scheduled
    • All ductwork for Dectron Unit complete and insulated
    • Showers have been installed in pool area

     

    J Perez (General Trades)

    • Safety railing for roof installed as well as safety ladder to access Pool equipment
    • Flooring material has been removed in gang bathrooms
    • Toilet partitions and accessories have been removed
    • Corridor lockers have been removed and ready for new
    • Team locker rooms flooring demo started
    • Locker room lockers being removed

    Master Electric (Electrical)

    • Lights in team locker rooms demo’d
    • Started replacing light fixtures in Multi-purpose room
    • All pool equipment has been energized and running
    • Lights demo’d in gang toilet rooms (elementary, middle)

    Murray Painting (Paint)

    • Exterior of old gym has been primed and exterior painting started
    • Color match on exterior has been an issue but is now resolved with correct color

    Regal Flooring (Flooring)

    • Pool Locker and shower room tile complete
    • Gang bathroom floors are being prep’d for new flooring
    • Material for Boy’s locker room moved into building
    • Start of LVT to take place this week in Art, chorus area (Area #1 with Area #2 to follow)

    Symons Building Specialties (Lockers)

    • Lockers have been ordered, waiting shipping date from Manufacture

    Northern Michigan Glass (Windows and Glazing)

    • Windows have been ordered, but manufacture has pushed ship date until July 24th
    • Locks on FRP doors for pool have been cut in and waiting for correct locks to be installed
    • Store front framing, door and glass installed, waiting for windows

    Great Lakes Environmental/Northern Analytical Services, LLC (Abatement)

    • Their first area for abatement is complete and air cleared, Final air clearance for Area #2 took place yesterday and waiting for results. Area #3 set up has started

    Pictures: Removal of old tile and lockers

     Tile Removed by EL Gym  Tile removal in lockerroom Shower tile removal

    Tile removal by EL Office Tile removal by EL gym Locker removal

    Pictures: Painting the exterior gym....still working to have the color matched more exact.

    Gym exterior

    Pictures - Interior Progress

     

     New Corridor of Lockers  Boys Pool Locker-room Lockers-1  More Pool Locker-room Lockers  More Pool Locker-room Lockers-1  

     

     

    EL Corridor Flooring  EL Corridor Flooring-1

     

    Progress by contractor as of July 24, 2017:

    Progress to Date:

    Berger & King (Mechanical)

    • New plumbing fixtures have been installed in gang bathrooms
    • New flush valves are being installed
    • Dectron Unit for pool is operational, but several issues needed correction
    • Dectron Unit has been rescheduled for final start up
    • New fixtures being installed in boy’s locker room, waiting on floor for Girl’s locker room
    • New parts for Gym Units to be installed this week

     

    J Perez (General Trades)

    • New exterior frames and doors have been installed
    • New frames and doors installed in corridor
    • Toilet partitions are on site, being installed
    • Pool locker room partitions have been installed

    Master Electric (Electrical)

    • Lights in locker rooms complete
    • New light fixtures in Multi-purpose room complete, working on issue with programming
    • Exterior lights to play ground installed
    • New lights have been installed in kitchen
    • Work has started on fire alarm adds

    Murray Painting (Paint)

    • Locker rooms paint is complete
    • Gang restrooms walls and ceilings complete
    • Color match on exterior has been an issue but is now resolved with correct color needing to be completed

    Regal Flooring (Flooring)

    • Boy’s locker room main floor complete
    • Boy’s shower and bathroom walls complete, floor to be installed this week
    • Gang bathroom floors are complete
    • Girl’s locker room shower walls complete, starting on main floor tile
    • LVT complete in classrooms, Elementary corridor with accent color complete

    Symons Building Specialties (Lockers)

    • Lockers have been installed in pool locker rooms
    • Lockers being installed in corridor

    Northern Michigan Glass (Windows and Glazing)

    • Windows are on site, with installation starting this week
    • Locks on FRP doors for pool have been cut in and waiting for correct locks to be installed
    • Store front framing, door and glass installed, waiting for windows

    Great Lakes Environmental/Northern Analytical Services, LLC (Abatement)

    • All floor abatement is complete
    • Awaiting removal of windows in coordination with window installers

    Pictures:

    Front Windows before and after replacement

    Front Windows Before Replacement   Front Windows After Replacement

     

    Varsity Lockerroom during and after locker replacement

    Varsity Locker Before   Varsity Lockers AFTER

     

    Exterior on Gym after

     Gym Exterior Painted   Gym Painting Exterior - 1   Gym Exterior Painted

     

    Progress by contractor as of August 28, 2017:

    Progress to Date: The project is 97% complete with all contractors in Punchlist phase

    Berger & King (Mechanical)

    • All work by contractor has been completed
    • Punchlist items have been corrected and reviewed by Wolgast

    J Perez (General Trades)

    • New exterior doors need to have weather stripping and thresholds installed
    • Correct glass kites need to be supplies ( glass on site)
    • Toilet partitions in Girl’s locker room need to be completed
    • Bathroom accessories need to be completed (toilet paper holder, paper towels, mirrors, ect.)
    • Window sills and blinds need to be installed
    • Locker room benches to be completed

    Master Electric (Electrical)

    • All work complete
    • Working on punchlist items

    Murray Painting (Paint)

    • Exterior of Gym completed
    • Punchlist items have been completed and reviewed by Wolgast

    Regal Flooring (Flooring)

    • Girl’s locker room main floor complete
    • Gang bathroom floors are complete
    • Boy’s locker room complete
    • Working on Punchlist items

    Symons Building Specialties (Lockers)

    • Lockers in corridor complete
    • Lockers in pool area, Boy’s & Girl’s locker room installed
    • Filler panels for both boy’s and girl’s locker room on order and should be on site first week of September
    • Three lockers in Girl’s pool locker were added, should be on site first week of Sept
    • Four lockers in Girl’s locker room on site but missing an end panel (coming first week of Sept)

    Northern Michigan Glass (Windows and Glazing)

    • All new windows have been installed and sealed at exterior
    • Ran short of caulk for sealing the interior (15 windows not complete on interior)
    • Waiting on correct glass kits for exterior doors also replacement glass for chorus room sidelight broke when installing (door glass on site)

    Great Lakes Environmental/Northern Analytical Services, LLC (Abatement)

    All abatement is complete

     

     


    Initial bond scope meeting was held, May 18th, 2016 to discuss the overall plan which has been broken down into a Phase 1 and Phase 2. Highest priority is for the replacement of the roof and busses.

     

    Phase I - COMPLETE:

     

    The roof project was bid out and Great Lakes Roofing was the successful bidder and approved by the Board of Education on June 27, 2016 . Construction on the roof began July 18. The Library and Multi-use Facitlity roof s are done and shingled. The flat roof is over half way replaced and on track to be done by the time school starts!! The Roof Project is COMPLETE!

    The kitchen equipment was bid out and Stafford Smith, Inc. was the successful bidder and approved by the Board of Education on June 27, 2016. The new equipment has been installed. 

    Two busses were approved for order at the Monday, May 23, 2016, Board of Education meeting. The 2 new busses have arrived and are now on the road picking up students.

    Technology has been ordered and is currently being delivered.  224 computer devices to equip 7 sharable carts, 64 computer devices to upgrade our Elementary and Jr./Sr. High School Computer Labs, 20 iPads for our youngest students, and 20 classroom interactive projectors to be mounted to the ceiling.

     

    Delivery of Materials

    Delivery of Materials

    Stripping of Old Roof over Library

    Stripping of Old Roof over Library

    Roof after

    Roof After

    New Roof Installation

    New Roof Installation

    New Cooler

    New Cooler

    Roof

    Roof

    Multi-Use Before

    Multi-Use Before

    New Buses

    New Buses

    Multi-Use Renovation

    Multi-Use During

    Metal Siding near Playground

    Metal Siding near Playground  


     

    Phase 2:

    The remainder of the remodeling (windows, bathrooms, lockers, flooring, HVAC, etc.) have been slated for the summer 2017. The Board of Education approved multiple contracts for the upcoming summer projects at a Special Board Meeting held January 4, 2017. The projected amounts came in slightly under budget, so this is GREAT.

     

    Overall, we have been able to do everything we had expected to do in our intial plan. The initial plan was based on some budget assumptions and some costs have been higher and some lower, but in total, within our overall budget.


      

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    RUDYARD AREA SCHOOLS
    BONDING PROPOSAL

    Shall Rudyard Area Schools, Chippewa and Mackinac Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Three Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars ($3,900,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, for the purpose of:

    partially remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing, and equipping and re-equipping the school building; purchasing school buses; acquiring, installing and equipping instructional technology and related infrastructure; and developing and improving the site?

    The following is for informational purposes only:

    The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2016 is 1.50 mills ($1.50 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation). The maximum number of years the bonds may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is twelve (12) years. the estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 2.97 mills ($2.97 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).

    The school district does not expect to borrow from the State to pay debt service on the bonds. The total amount of qualified bonds currently outstanding is $2,110,000. The total amount of qualified loans currently outstanding is $-0-. The estimated computed millage rate may change based on changes in certain circumstances.

    (Pursuant to State law, expenditure of bond proceeds must be audited, and the proceeds cannot be used for repair or maintenance costs, teacher, administrator or employee salaries, or other operating expenses.)

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    What are we getting for $3.9 million?

    • Replace Building Roof
    • Purchase New Buses
    • Replace Several Deteriorating Exterior Doors
    • Hazardous Material Abatement
    • Install Emergency Gas Shut-off
    • Interlock our Fire Doors with Alarms
    • Install Emergency Battery Exit Signs
    • Install Exterior Lights for Playground
    • Install Visual Alert Strobes for Emergencies
    • Install Energy Efficient Windows
    • Bring Restrooms up to Code
    • Place Plumbing Fixtures
    • Replace Worn Flooring
    • Equip Classrooms for State Mandated Assessments
    • Bring Locker Rooms up to Code
    • Replace Oldest Original Hall Lockers
    • Replace Some Obsolete Student Desks
    • Upgrade Electrical System
    • Replace Heat Circulating Pumps
    • Replace Inefficient Light Fixtures
    • Replace Gym Heating Units
    • Replace Roof HVAC Unit
    • Replace Failing Cooler and Freezer in Kitchen
    • ADA and Safety Concrete Replacement

    What will my increase in property tax look like?

    Use the chart below to estimate your expected increase in property tax. For a more specific estimation, please use the Tax Calculator.

    Property Tax Table

    Market Value Taxable Value Monthly Increase
    $ 40,000 $ 20,000 $ 2.50
    $ 50,000 $ 25,000 $ 3.13
    $ 60,000 $ 30,000 $ 3.75
    $ 70,000 $ 35,000 $ 4.38
    $ 80,000 $ 40,000 $ 5.00
    $ 90,000 $ 45,000 $ 5.63
    $ 100,000 $ 50,000 $ 6.25
    $ 120,000 $ 60,000 $ 7.50

    Questions and Answers

    What is a bond proposal?

    A bond proposal asks voters to approve the sale of bonds. When the bonds are sold, they generate revenue for district improvements.

    Why is the school district seeking bond money at this time?

    With state-wide economic downturn, schools have not been funded adequately to cover all operational expenses. The bond funding will enable us to provide needed infrastructure, technology, and life-saving improvements to our facilities without depleting our general fund.

    Can the bond money be used for salary increases?

    No! All money generated from this bond issue will be used ONLY for the building and equipment improvements. All bond proceeds are audited by an independent auditor and certified to the State of Michigan.

    Why are two different millage rates listed on the ballot?

    This is required under the law. The two millage rates listed are 1.50 mills and 2.97 mills. The 1.50 mills is the increase over what taxpayers are currently paying. The 2.97 mills is the average millage of this new debt over the next 12 years. This means the millage on the new debt will go up or down over the next 12 years to average 2.97 mills, but will never amount to more than 1.50 mills over what taxpayers currently pay on existing debt.

  • For More Information

    Please contact Superintendent Mark Pavloski

    11185 W 2nd Street,
    Rudyard, MI 49780
    pavloski@eupschools.org
    (906) 478-3771