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Fremont Public Schools continues to move forward with plans for the $123 million bond issue that was passed by citizens in September 2021. FPS meets with
the BVH Design Team weekly, updating the Board of Education monthly, and updating the Board of Education Facilities Committee monthly.

High School/CTE Project Update
The geothermal wellfield installation work is currently underway at the High School and is scheduled to continue through fall of this year.

The Al Bahe gym bleacher replacement has an anticipated replacement timeframe of the spring of 2023. An early site package for various exterior improvements will be submitted to Hausmann Construction for bidding at the end of August. The project team will also be reviewing the updated estimate this month to confirm the
anticipated overall project scope and costs for the high school and CTE Facility.

The design team will continue to develop the drawings through October when final construction documents will be completed and initial exterior site construction is scheduled to commence.

Washington, Howard, and Clarmar Elementary Project Update
Construction documents are completed and planning to go to bid mid August with a bid date of Sept. 1. Interested bidders have been contacted. A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for today (Aug. 17) followed up with a site walk of Washington and Howard to familiarize the bidders with the two sites.

Milliken Park Elementary Project Update
Phase 1 Construction is underway. The geothermal well field has been completed. Cheever Construction has created temporary walls at the interior to separate the phase 1 work areas from the rest of the building. The demolition of the existing classrooms in the phase 1 area has been completed. Interior trenching to accommodate Mechanical and Electrical work for phase 1 have been completed. Construction will extend through December 2023 over multiple phases
allowing use of the building during construction.

Lenihan Learning Center Project Update
The project was bid on July 22. A contract with DR Anderson Constructors was approved by the Board of Education four days later. A pre-construction meeting was held on-site on Aug. 4.

The contractor is proceeding with the construction of temporary classroom space in the Main Street – East Meeting Room. Construction within the Lenihan building will begin in August. The overall project is expected to be complete in July 2023.

Bell Field Elementary Project Update
Elkhorn West Construction has started work on the Phase 1 roof repair project which will be completed in August of 2022. Scope and budget verification work is underway in preparation for the Phase 2 interior work. Design work for the Phase 2 interior work will take place during the fall of 2022 for bidding in December of 2022 or January of 2023. Interior construction is scheduled to begin in May-June of 2023.

Linden Elementary Project Update
Scope, and budget verification work is underway. Design work is starting in August 2022 in anticipation of bidding in January-February of 2023. Construction is scheduled to begin in May-June of 2023.

Johnson Crossing Academic Center Project Update
Scope and budget verification work is underway. Design work is starting in August of 2022 in anticipation of bidding in January-February of 2023. Construction is scheduled to begin in May-June of 2023.

“The projects continue to develop,” FPS Associated Superintendent Brad Dahl said. “The volatility in the construction market continues to be a challenge for our team as plans are developed, priced out and ultimately bid.”

To view the presentation given at the Board of Education meeting, with preliminary designs,
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