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August Board Update
Transcript of August Board Update
DOT Update on Bypass Cut
Department of Transportation has given verbal commitment to the Board of Education for a right-in/right-out entrance to the high school site from the bypass.
The north bound turn lane onto East Avenue from the bypass will also be extended as a Fall DOT project.
AUGUST BOARD UPDATE
AUGUST BOARD UPDATE
Middle School Re-Purposing Committee
Assembly of an Advisory Committee to oversee the re purposing process
Solicitation of a re purposing partner and establish responsibilities
Establish a vision and objectives
Establish a process timetable and outline a community engagement plan
LJ “Jerome” Anderson, Jr. (Chair) Your Community at Work - Non-Profit Organization
Cedric Huff - Parts Manager, Ag Pro Companies
Alfred Murray - Retired Principal, Morgan County Middle School
Velde Hardy - Coordinator, Morgan County Family Connections
Mayor Fred Perriman - City of Madison
Ollie Rivers - Morgan County Citizen
Landers A. Thomas - CEO, Boys and Girls Club of North Central Georgia
Carolyn Stewart - Retired Teacher, Morgan County Middle School
Dr. Tom Potter - Retired Professor of Finance
Jonathan Nelson - Paraprofessional, Morgan County Middle School
Carrie Peters Reid - Council Member, City of Madison
Targie Folds - Coordinator, Greene County Family Connections
Devin Williams - Police Officer, City of Madison
Dave Griffith - President, 4 Corners Management, LLC
Ben Patel - Business Owner
Doug Adkins - Local Minister
Cameron Woodward - Attorney, Cameron N Woodward Attorney at Law, LLC
February 22, 2016
March 28, 2016
April Survey Conducted
April 25, 2016
June 27, 2016
September 12, 2016
Next Steps for the Committee:
Visit the Oconee Recreation Community Center in August
Visit the HT Edwards Center in Athens in August
Final committee meeting to create recommendations for presentation to the Board of Education in November
277 community members responded
Results supported previous discussions
The number one response to “What would you like to see at the current middle school site?” was a community center (139 out of 277).
The number one response to “What organizations and/or type of organization would you like to see on the current middle school site?” was Boys and Girls Club for organization and post-secondary training for program type.
The survey results and previous discussion indicate the desire to have a multi-purpose community center located at the middle school site.
At the June 27th committee meeting:
Results of the community survey were discussed
The committee also discussed not using the site for only one purpose, but also including public housing and/or green space. Continued use of the gym by the recreation department.
The committee reaffirmed their recommendation for any future facilities to be named, “Pearl-Burney”, to honor the history of the site.
The committee is also committed to having space for displaying the history of Pearl High School in the facility.
Career Academy Entrance
Middle School Entrance
Site Layout - Transportation Facility
OBJECTIVE: Facility design features will be impacted by key stakeholders through a process of design meetings, off-site facility visits, and review of proposed plans.
Facility Design Team Process
Orientation Meeting conducted by Superintendent, Contractor and Architect to provide team elements of design for potential input, share responsibilities of the team.
1 - 2 days of off-site visits to evaluate various design features. Three different facilities should be the targeted number of facility visits.
Follow-up meeting to identify, prioritize and provide to architect design features recommended by Facility Design team.
(2 Hour Meeting)
Review of preliminary architectural concepts for input and evaluation of the incorporation of design features.
Review of conceptual architectural plans.
Organize a design team made up of the following positions:
TARGET DATE: DECEMBER 8, 2015
TARGET DATE: JANUARY
TARGET DATE: 2 DAYS FOR VISITS WITHIN 2 WEEKS AFTER STEP 2
TARGET DATE: FEBRUARY
TARGET DATE: May
TARGET DATE: July
All four teams have completed Step 2
All four teams have completed Step 3
All four teams have completed Step 4
All four teams have completed Step 5
Four teams were organized:
Transportation team has completed Step 6
Career Academy and High School have substantially completed Step 6
Middle School team has made progress towards completing Step 6
State Entitlement Earnings = $16,570,613
Career Academy Grant = $3,333,333
CTAE Equipment Grant = $588,000*
In-Kind Commitments = $263,163
E-SPLOST Funding IV,V,VI = $32,338,615
(Advance GO Bonds 27mil)
Certificate of Deposit = $2,000,000
Total Anticipated Project Funding = $55,093,724
A Community Survey was Conducted in April:
Extend traffic study data and analysis to include the intersection of N. Main St. and College Drive
Submit the final traffic study to GDOT
Begin conceptual design of bypass right-in/right out