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Phase 2

May 2022 - December 2024
Status
Bids were received on March 22, 2022, with favorable bids. A recommendation was made and the award was accepted by the District on March 31, 2022. Work in May 2022 at South Hill. Other buildings scheduled for 2022 work start (LACS, Enfield, and DeWitt) will begin once school has adjourned for the summer.
Key Scope Items
(subject to change)
Middle School Auditorium Renovations: The auditoriums at DeWitt and Boynton middle schools will be renovated to improve performance and educational use, as well as the audience experience. The new performance areas will be "zoned" for after-hours security.
Main Entrance Upgrades: South Hill, Boynton, DeWitt, and Lehman Alternative Community School will receive main entrance upgrades to improve security and create welcome areas. South Hill's main entrance will also be relocated to the west side of the building.
Enfield Boiler Plant Replacement: The entire hot water boiler plant at Enfield Elementary, which has reached the end of its useful life and represents an inefficient and outdated system, will be replaced with the district's first geothermal heating system.
Bathroom Renovations: Some of the bathrooms at Caroline Elementary School, DeWitt and Boynton middle schools, Lehman Alternative Community School, and Ithaca High School will be renovated. The new bathrooms at IHS and LACS will be gender-inclusive.
Outdoor Area Improvements at LACS: Outdoor areas at Lehman Alternative Community School will be improved for student and community use, including accessibility improvements to the amphitheater and lower-level exit, the addition of a basketball court, and an expansion/upgrade of the school's front entrance.
South Hill Parking Lot Reconfiguration: The west side parking lot and pick-up/drop-off areas will be reconfigured to improve circulation and safety. The main office will be relocated to the west side of the building (see above).
Installation of Electronic Signs: Boynton Middle School and Caroline and Enfield elementary schools will receive exterior electronic signs.
Belle Sherman Drainage Improvements: Work will be done at both Belle Sherman Elementary and the Belle Sherman Annex to improve drainage and playground/playing field surfaces.
 

Phase 3

Status
Phase 3A: Scope of work has been agreed to and design phase work is proceeding with Tetra Tech. It has been determined based on discussions with Tetra Tech, the district and Campus that this phase should be separated into two parts (Phase 3A.1 and Phase 3A.2) to assist with the procurement of the roofing work/materials earlier in an attempt to try and get material deliveries in time for Summer 2023 installation. Anticipated SED submissions are June 2022 for Phase 3A.1 and August 2022 for Phase 3A.2.
Phase 3B: General discussions of work to be included have occurred. This phase is also being split into two phases (Phase 3B.1 and Phase 3B.2) to align with max cost allowance (MCAs) availability, primarily at IHS.
Future Scope Highlights
Phase 3A.1 key scope items include:
  • Enfield roof replacement
Phase 3A.2 key scope items include:
  • the addition of canopy and additional seating at visitor entrance/student drop-off area, façade upgrades on cafeteria walls, installation of motorized shades for the cafetorium, and toilet room upgrades at Enfield Elementary, and
  • window and precast stonework with a new, electronic sign at Beverly J. Martin Elementary
Phase 3B.1 key scope items include:
  • STEM renovation/addition at Ithaca High School
  • HVAC upgrades and new temperature controls at Ithaca High School
Phase 3B.2 key scope items include:
  • remaining HVAC work and paving improvements at Ithaca High School
  • additional cafeteria lighting at Beverly J. Martin Elementary
  • additional cafeteria lighting, playground improvements, and floor abatement/replacement at Fall Creek Elementary
 

Future Scope Highlights

Building Exterior Improvements: Classrooms and corridors that support best practices and 21st-century learning environments via improved program spaces
Athletic Program ImprovementsIndoor and outdoor physical education program spaces and locker rooms
Kitchen and Cafeteria Improvements: Equipment upgrades
Accessibility, IT, and Communications Upgrades: Accessibility requirements, communication, and IT infrastructure
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC Systems: Replace systems that have reached the end of serviceable life; energy efficiency upgrades
Site Work: Parking and circulation improvements, playground improvements, paving and walkways