School district summer projects in full swing

A&K Earth Movers began excavating power lines at  Churchill County High School in order to get ready for the foundation of the new gym.

A&K Earth Movers began excavating power lines at Churchill County High School in order to get ready for the foundation of the new gym.

The Churchill County School Board of Trustees were updated Thursday night regarding the district’s summer construction projects.

CCSD Construction Manager Paul Eskeldson provided trustees with a breakdown.

“The four projects being performed this summer using bond funds are all moving forward on schedule,” Eskeldson said.

He said the Churchill County High School HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) replacement is being done by Mt. Rose, has completed demolition for the entire project after installing protective materials on the floors and walls. All of the new HVAC units have been delivered to CCHS. Units in the Vocational Building have been installed and ductwork and piping is being connected.

“Roof curbs are being set on the science building and a crane was on site on June 26 to set the units,” Eskeldson said.

The CCHS math quad and access road is being tended by the Peek Brothers and has completed installation of underground infiltrators and all of the concrete in preparation for paving, he said. The project should be completed around July 7.

Eskeldson said the Churchill County Middle School science wing had asbestos abatement removal completed on June 16, and clearance to dismantle the containment system was received on June 17. Since then, Ferguson Construction has been performing selective demolition in preparation for installing new fixtures and flooring.

The auxiliary gymnasium site package given by A & K Earth Movers started work on June 22 and is scheduled to have phase one of the work complete by August 7.

“Phase one is construction of the building pad, installation of underground utilities, and sidewalks around the existing gym and theater/music building,” he said. “Phase two of A&K’s contract will be interfaced with construction of the building.”

Eskeldson said the auxiliary gymnasium has reviewed the completed construction documents, reviewed by the Fallon Building Department and State Fire Marshal. He said prequalification of subcontractors will end on June 29, and bid documents will be sent to prequalified subcontractors today for bids due on July 29.

“Q&D’s estimate based on the 100 percent construction documents show that the project is about $200,000 under budget for the base bid,” he said. “Subcontractors will provide bids for three alternates that can be considered by the district: site work and parking lot expansion, a second storage room (approximately 600-square feet), and a canopy across the public entrance to the building.”

Other items the trustees approved and discussed include the following:

Approved the fiscal year 2016 budget amendment.

Approved the E-Rate contract with E-Rate Elite Services, Inc., to provide services relating to applications for funding to pay for internet and other technology expenses through the Schools and Libraries Division of the Universal Services Administrative Company under the direction of the Federal Communication Commission for funding year 2015 and 2016 in the amount of $5,000 per year

Approved resolution 15-01 to create a Self-Insurance Fund.

Discussed the participation of charter, private, and home school students in classes and sports.

Discussed holding a yearly board forum to listen to concerns of staff.

Discussed potential pilot program regarding uniforms.


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