Construction Update: May 2017
Elementary #9 – Radiant Elementary
On May 9, 2016, Waukee Community School District approved a land purchase agreement for a ninth elementary building at the 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.
- Rochon is planning to start site-work the week on 5/8.
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 the opening year of 2021, students who are currently in grades 5-7 could be the first to attend the second high school.
- FRK will bring conceptual plans based on information gathered at the visioning meetings.
- Remaining site-work and peripheral sidewalks are on-going.
- Board will be asked to Approve Substantial Completion for the Ops Bldg. (Action Item).
- Fueling Station – work is complete, will be working with subcontractor over the next 30 days to install and train on software.
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.
- Working with Invision and Neumann Brothers to bring Final Acceptance to the Board in June
Waukee High School Main Entry Reconfiguration
- Project is scheduled to begin on May 30.
- Videoboard – Electrical service installation will begin on 5/8.
- Working with Ahlers, Rochon (GC) and their attorney on identifying all moisture issues and responsibility.
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 will be finishing the remaining work