Construction Update: June 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.
- Site work is underway as is construction on Plum Dr.
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 in the classes of 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025 could be the first to attend the second high school.
- Planning meetings with the City of Waukee and Confluence will start again in July while the District continues the programming process and develop the building design.
- Peripheral sidewalks are complete with remaining site-work at approximately 90% complete.
- Fueling Station
- Software installation and training will take place in the next 30 days.
- The station will be fully operational for the start of school.
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.
- Continuing to work with Invision and Neumann Brothers on Final Acceptance.
- There is one outstanding 573 claim that needs to be resolved by Neumann before the project can be closed out.
Waukee High School Main Entry Reconfiguration
- The project will begin the week of June 12.
- Conversations are ongoing with attorneys for all parties. Hoping a resolution can be agreed upon in the next 30-60 days.
- Videoboard – new electrical service is complete.
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.