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Fernwood Elementary School

Serving nearly 750 students, Fernwood Elementary’s growth project will address a number of needs, including site circulation and adding a fully accessible and inclusive playground, to support student learning.

 

Draft Fernwood expansion project schematic as of Dec. 2023
Draft Fernwood expansion project rendering as of Dec. 2023

Project Information

  • Budget: $30.75 million
  • Funded by: 2022 Capital Bond
  • Est. Completion: September 2025
  • Design-Build Team: NAC Architecture and Abbott Construction

Progress

  • February 2022: Voters approve the Capital  Bond

  • November 2022: Progressive design builder team of NAC and Abbott Construction selected

  • January and February: Community engagement on building needs. View the recording of a virtual session.
  • Winter-Spring 2023: The design team met multiple times with staff and community in School Design Advisory Committee “SDAC” meetings, as well as focused user group meetings, which included students.
  • November 2023: Submitting Conditional Use Permit Documents

Project Goals

The overarching goal of this project is to address district growth and reduce portables, improve building conditions, and improve the health and safety of the learning environment. Many decisions about the direction of the Fernwood expansion project were made in 2023 with input from the school and community, establishing the following priorities:

  • Reducing the number of portables and building additional permanent classrooms.

  • Adding flexible-use space/multi-purpose rooms.

  • Adding new office area in front of campus.

  • Improve building conditions.

  • Install a fully accessible and inclusive playground.

  • Improve circulation.

  • Improve arrival and supervision of students in administration area.

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