Construction Update: October 2016

Waukee WILC Facility

Waukee Community School District’s Board of Education approved the renaming of its innovative professional learning program (Waukee CAPS) to Waukee Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX). Also naming the new facility the Waukee Innovation and Learning Center (WILC) and labeling the network of K-12, college and business opportunities as the Workforce Innovation Network (WIN) on June 8. Waukee APEX will be a part of the comprehensive educational experience provided for students at Waukee High School. Waukee APEX is not a second high school, trade school or vocational program. Waukee APEX will provide students with the opportunity to deeply explore professions of interest through a problem-based, inquiry learning method. For more information click here. The Waukee Board of Education approved the Waukee CAPS facility schematic design at the October 27, 2014 meeting. The work is slated for a June 2016 completion date.

  • Painting and interior finishes are on-going throughout the building.
  • Some mechanical and electrical rough-ins remain.
  • Mechanical equipment startup is mostly complete.
  • Change Order #7 – (add), 9 items – a combination of owner requests, plan omissions, design changes and City requirements in the amount of $31,291.41  (Action Item)


High School – CCTV

  • Project is complete.
  • Board asked to approve Final Acceptance (Action Item).

High School – Additional Parking

  • Project is complete.
  • Board asked to approve Final Acceptance (Action Item).

Bus Facility/Central Receiving

  • Site grading/utility work and concrete paving are both approx. 75% complete.
  • Structural steel for the Transportation Facility is complete with masonry and interior steel studs underway.
  • Floor slab is complete at the Ops Bldg.
  • All structural steel will be on-site for this building by the end of the week.
  • Site work and underground utilities are underway for the Fueling Station.
  • Change Order #3 – (deduct), 5 items – a combination of owner requests, unknown conditions, design changes and City requirements in the amount of $8,038.00  (Action Item)

Elementary #9

Waukee Community School District approved a land purchase agreement for a ninth elementary building at the May 9, 2016 Board of Education Meeting. The new elementary school will be located in Urbandale west of Alice’s road between Meredith and Waterford. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2017, with the building opening in the fall of 2019.

  • Pre-application meeting with the City of Urbandale took place on 9/20.
  • Rezoning process is underway.
  • FRK has provided some preliminary exterior color renderings.
  • SD&DD presentation will take place at the second October meeting.

Second High School

The Waukee City Council approved purchase agreements on a total of 160 acres of land north of Hickman Road and east of 10th Street in Waukee on May 16, 2016. The purchase agreements are integral in the efforts to build both a second high school within the Waukee Community School District as well as a City of Waukee-owned sports complex. Both the Waukee City Council and Waukee Community School District’s Board approved a 28E agreement on May 9, 2016, meaning the two entities will be collaborating on this project.

Approximately 2/3 of the land will include the new high school building, parking, track, four ball fields, practice fields and a pond. The City’s 1/3 portion of the property will include 12 softball/baseball fields and parking. One of those fields is being held as a potential field to serve individuals with disabilities, should the need and support be identified in Waukee.

With an expected opening year of 2021, students who are currently in grades 5-7 could be the first to attend the second high school.

  • Master planning process has begun.
  • Initial meeting with Confluence, District and the City of Waukee took place on 9/27.
  • District staff is scheduled to meet with Confluence on 10/7.
  • Full team to meet again on 11/1.


Elementary #8 – Grant Ragan

A special election was held on February 4, 2014 for the sale of $18.9 million in general obligation bonds to fund construction of a new elementary school at the intersection of Dartmoor and Douglas Parkway in the city of Waukee and HVAC upgrades at Brookview Elementary School. The bond referendum passed with a 92% yes vote. The work is slated for a June 2016 completion date.

  • GC still working on final punch-list items.
  • Final Acceptance to come to committee in November.

Admin – Main Entry Reconfiguration/Office Remodel

  • Movement between offices is complete.
  • Carpet and paint continue throughout the building.

Waukee Middle School– Main Entry Reconfiguration

  • Project is complete.
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