Baker & Associates/Studio 120 Architecture completed a full assessment review of all the buildings in the Scottsbluff School District in 2013-14. As part of this review, we assessed each building for building code/life safety compliance, fire code, ADA accessibility, and energy efficiency.
The required improvements and problems at the High School were a significant factor in the School District’s decision to pursue a major facility upgrade. Our team worked closely with the staff to identify programming needs, and develop a concept plan, and cost estimates for the High School Improvements.
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Due to the age and condition of the high school, there is a long list of significant improvement needs in the building. As a result of the cost associated with this project, the project funding will be put to a vote on November 4, 2014 to determine if a 29.2 million dollar bond can be passed in order to complete a full reconstruction of the entire classroom wing as well as other additions and improvements throughout the building. The project will include remodeling of the locker rooms and construction of a new kitchen & cafeteria, freshman classrooms, auxiliary gymnasium, wrestling room and weight room. Security improvements will be made building wide including a new central main entry on the south side.
This plan will provide the district and taxpayers with substantial cost savings compared to the construction of an entirely new school, and at a significantly lower cost per student than other high school projects throughout the state.