Construction Update: April 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.

  • Pre-con meeting is scheduled for April 18. Rochon is hoping to start site-work the first week in May.

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.

  • FRK is working with district staff to identify preliminary programming needs.

Bus Facility/Central Receiving

  • Remaining site-work will be completed this spring.
  • Ops Bldg. – exterior building envelope is mostly complete.
    • Interior punch-list review took place on 4/4.
    • Substantial completion is tentatively scheduled for April 17.
    • Remaining site-work will be completed this spring.
  • Fueling Station – work continues on enclosures for the fuel tanks.
    • Planning to put the station into operation in early May.
  • Board will be asked to approve change order #9 – (add), 3 items, a combination of design changes, owner and City requests in the amount of $22,080.00.

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.

  • WILC Open House scheduled for 4/10 from 5-7pm.
  • Board will be asked to approve change Order #9 – (deduct), 1item, flooring change at the 2nd floor hallway in the amount of $12,113.56.

Waukee High School Main Entry Reconfiguration

  • Code issues have been worked out.
  • The project will be out for bid in the next 30 days.


  • An electrical service request has been placed with MidAmerican.
  • Internal coordination continues relative to scope of work and schedule.

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 in the next 30 days
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