Oversight plan for new D9 school

Willamette Education Service District presented a plan for project management services to begin the process necessary for a new elementary school. The contract, which according to the district has yet to signed,  is not to exceed $31,390 plus an estimated $5,000 in reimbursable expenses.

David McKay, director of the ESD Project Solution Group, spoke to the board of directors at a work session on Sept. 23. During that discussion, McKay outlined three phases of preliminary work.

The contract, if sssigned,  runs from Sept. 25 to May 31, 2010.

Phase I begins with a needs assessment which will be done Oct, 8-9 with program needs assessed involving key district stakeholders.

The week of Oct. 26 plans from DOWA will be reviewed to determine if the plans meet program and basic building needs. Budget review will be considered throughout the process.

The week of Nov. 16, David McKay, director of the ESD Project Solutions Group, has set aside to meet with jurisdictional authorities and to do site evaluations.

Results of his work and that of his group will be reported to the District 9 Board of Directors at their Dec. 9 meeting.

Phase II will involve a decision on the method to define the process through contractor selection. Choices include: Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build or Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC) .

Phase III scope of work and fees will be defined once contractor has been selected.

Spencer Davenport and Brian Saling are the two candidates for the budget committee. The board will select one at the next regular board meeting, which is the second Wednesday in October.

Packets were given to the board to begin the process of self-evaluation of the board. A similar document will be used when the board evaluates the superintendent.   
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent


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