Summary of Bond Projects

Briggs School District Measure K Bond Projects

Phase #1-2020

A.  Entry Drive, Visitor Parking and Event Area.
1. Entry Drive
2. Visitor Parking
3. Event Area

B.  Playground and Accessibility
1. Basketball Courts Expansion
2. Outdoor Eating Area
3. Playground

C. East Courtyard upgrade

H. West Parking Lot resurface

I.  Kitchen Upgrades review
1. At Briggs, serving kitchen
2. At Olivelands Elementary School, design to be a full production kitchen

Bond Project List

The Bond Project List below describes the specific projects the Briggs Elementary School District proposes to finance with proceeds of the bonds.  Listed projects will be completed as needed at a particular school site according to Board-established priorities, and the order in which such projects appear on the Bond Project List is not an indication of priority for funding or completion.  The final cost of each project will be determined as plans are finalized, construction bids are awarded, and projects are completed.  Certain construction funds expected from non-bond sources, including State grant funds for eligible projects, have not yet been secured.  Until all project costs and funding sources are known, the Board of Trustees cannot determine the amount of bond proceeds available to be spent on each project, nor guarantee that the bonds will provide sufficient funds to allow completion of all listed projects.  Completion of some projects may be subject to further government approvals or appropriation by State officials and boards, to local environmental review, and to input from the public.  For these reasons, inclusion of a project on the Bond Project List is not a guarantee that the project will be funded or completed.

Unless otherwise noted, the projects in the Bond Project List are authorized to be completed at Briggs Elementary School and Olivelands Elementary School as shall be approved by the Board of Trustees:

Construction Projects at School Sites

  • Replace outdated temporary portable classrooms with new classrooms to reduce student overcrowding.
  • Construct a new working kitchen to provide healthy meals for students.
  • New construction related to Federal and State-mandated Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility improvements.

 School Renovation, Repair and Upgrade Projects

  • Improve technology infrastructure and increase student access to computers and modern technology.
  • Replace outdated windows with new, energy efficient windows.
  • Improve P.E. fields and facilities including irrigation improvements and a new track for school and community use.
  • Federal and State-mandated Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility upgrades and as mandated by the Division of the State Architect (DSA) including site access, parking, restrooms, relocation of some existing electrical devices, drinking fountains, playground equipment, etc.

 School Site Health, Safety and Security Projects

  • Install, repair, upgrade, or replace fire alarm and security systems including fire hydrants and water service as needed.
  • Upgrade and repair play areas and play fields including Federal and State-mandated Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) safety upgrades including playground equipment replacement.
  • Upgrade, repair, or expand school site parking, driveways, walkways, grounds, and utilities to improve student safety and improve outside instructional areas.
  • Abate and remove hazardous materials identified prior or during construction.

The listed projects will be completed as needed.  Each project is assumed to include its share of furniture, equipment, architectural, engineering, and similar planning costs, program/project management, staff training expenses and a customary contingency for unforeseen design and construction costs.  In addition to the listed projects stated above, the list also includes the acquisition of a variety of instructional, maintenance and operational equipment, including the reduction or retirement of outstanding lease obligations and interim funding incurred to advance fund projects from the list; installation of signage and fencing; payment of the costs of preparation of all facility planning, facility studies, assessment reviews, facility master plan preparation and updates, environmental studies (including environmental investigation, remediation and monitoring), design and construction documentation, and temporary housing of dislocated District activities caused by construction projects.  In addition to the projects listed above, the repair and renovation of each of the existing school facilities may include, but not be limited to, some or all of the following: upgrade of facilities for energy efficiencies; repair and replacement of worn-out windows, walls, doors and drinking fountains; installation wiring and electrical systems to safely accommodate computers, technology and other electrical devices and needs; upgrades or construction of support facilities, including administrative, physical education/athletic facilities and maintenance yards; repair and replacement of fire alarms, emergency communications and security systems; resurfacing or replacing of hard courts, turf and irrigation systems and campus landscaping and play fields; expand parking; demolition; and construction of various forms of storage and support spaces, upgrade classrooms; upgrade sewer and plumbing systems; replace outdated security fences and security systems.  The upgrading of technology infrastructure includes, but is not limited to, computers, LCD projectors, portable interface devices, servers, switches, routers, modules, sound projection systems, laser printers, digital white boards, document projectors, upgrade voice-over-IP, call manager and network security/firewall, wireless technology systems and other miscellaneous equipment and software.  The allocation of bond proceeds will be affected by the District’s receipt of State matching funds and the final costs of each project.  In the absence of State matching funds, which the District will aggressively pursue to reduce the District’s share of the costs of the projects, the District will not be able to complete some of the projects listed above.  The budget for each project is an estimate and may be affected by factors beyond the District’s control.  Some projects throughout the District, such as gyms, fields and performing arts facilities, may be undertaken as joint use projects in cooperation with other local public or non-profit agencies.  The final cost of each project will be determined as plans and construction documents are finalized, construction bids are received, construction contracts are awarded and projects are completed.  Based on the final costs of each project, certain of the projects described above may be delayed or may not be completed.  Demolition of existing facilities and reconstruction of facilities scheduled for repair and upgrade may occur, if the Board determines that such an approach would be more cost-effective in creating more enhanced and operationally efficient campuses.  Necessary site preparation/restoration may occur in connection with new construction, renovation or remodeling, or installation or removal of relocatable classrooms, including ingress and egress, removing, replacing, or installing irrigation, utility lines, trees and landscaping, relocating fire access roads, and acquiring any necessary easements, licenses, or rights of way to the property.  Proceeds of the bonds may be used to pay or reimburse the District for the cost of District staff when performing work on or necessary and incidental to bond projects and the costs of issuing the bonds.  Bond proceeds shall only be expended for the specific purposes identified herein.  The District shall create an account into which proceeds of the bonds shall be deposited and comply with the reporting requirements of Government Code § 53410.