Measure V Update - September 2008
The Measure V construction program was very busy over the summer, 2008. We were in major construction at three campuses: two projects at Will C. Wood High School – a new science building and the beginning of a major renovation project; at Vaca Pena Middle School with a summer major renovation project; and at Fairmont Charter Elementary School, with the starting of the sitework for their new replacement school construction project.
Will C. Wood High School New Science Building
This project began in the summer, 2007 with sitework, with the building construction starting in fall, 2007. Completion is scheduled for November/December, 2008, with move-in happening during the Winter Break, 2008.
By January, 2008, the 16 new science labs and classrooms will be fully occupied with students and staff. Stay tuned for a Grand Opening/Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony in early winter, 2009.
Will C. Wood HS Renovation Project – Increments I and II
This project consists of the first two parts of a major renovation project at Will C. Wood HS. Increment I consisted of classroom and building signage. This was completed in summer, 2008. Increment II consisted of major sitework, and was also completed in the summer, 2008. Increment II included a complete resurfacing and striping and painting of the school’s main parking lot along Marshall Road and major new concrete work within the campus. This includes a new Quad area, new outdoor performance space at the Quad, new paving between classroom buildings and major new landscaping and circulation concrete work in the front of the school. This work has added significant improvements to the look and functioning of the high school.
All of these project components were completed ahead of schedule and on budget by Clark & Sullivan Builders. The school was ready for the first day of school for students and staff.
Vaca Pena Middle School Renovation Project
This project was started in May, 2008 and completed during the summer, 2008. It consisted of classroom improvements including new carpeting and tile flooring, new wall surfaces where needed, new marker boards, new bell/clock and intercom system, fire alarm system, along with upgraded computer data network cabling, upgraded HVAC system, new school front office configuration, library circulation desk replacement and improvement, new storage, room signage, interior painting, exterior painting of th entire school, new landscaping along Nut Tree Road, and new paving. This project is a completion of a three-part project, which included a new gymnasium and major new parking lot and circulation pathway improvements which were completed in 2007.
Fairmont Charter Elementary School New School Construction Project
Construction for this project began in summer, 2008 and is scheduled for completion in fall, 2009. The project consists of an entire new school to replace the existing school. The new school will be constructed on the western side of the school campus. Students and staff will move in starting fall, 2009 and the old existing school will be demolished and replaced with new playground and playfields where the current school stands right now. The new school will consist of a new design for the Vacaville Unified School District, but a design that is not new for other school districts: a two-story all-in-one-building school. The school will be approximately 53,000 square feet, with 27 classrooms, office, library, computer lab, teachers workroom and breakroom, storage, conference rooms, multi-purpose room and kitchen. A shade structure will be constructed next to the back of the school toward the playfields. The school will be a “green” school, and will meet LEED Silver standards for energy efficiency, energy conservation and sustainability.
Sierra Vista and Orchard Elementary School New Marquee Signs
Sierra Vista Elementary and Orchard Elementary School got new marquee signs over the summer. These were funding by Measure V at Sierra Vista and partially through parent donations at Orchard. These signs are great additions that provide the final touch to the major Measure V renovation projects that were completed at those schools in 2006 and 2007.