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Review and Comment Submittal Bond Referendum Projects High School Additions / New Elementary/ Districtwide Infrastructure

Wayzata Public Schools Independent School District #284 http://www.wayzata.k12.mn.us Presented to: Minnesota Department of Education November 22, 2013


November 22, 2013

Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Commissioner Minnesota Department of Education 1500 Highway 36 West Roseville, Minnesota 55113-4266 Re: Independent School District #284 High School Addition, New Elementary School, Districtwide Infrastructure Bond Referendum Projects

Dear Commissioner Cassellius: In accordance with M.S. 123B.71, Wayzata Public Schools, Independent School District 284, is submitting this Review and Comment document for review and approval of proposed Bond Election for building additions to our High School, a new Elementary School and Districtwide Infrastructure Investment Projects. These projects include completing urgent capacity addition projects at Wayzata High School as prioritized by the Board. These items were identified through extensive facility capacity studies and address the most efficient way to address capacity needs of the District. These project’s total costs of $109,645,000 will be funded through a proposed Bond Election on February 25, 2014. Additional specific details involving the need for these projects are furnished in the attached report. We appreciate your review and comment on this important proposal and look forward to your reply. Sincerely,

Dr. Chace B. Anderson Superintendent

cc:

School Board Executive Director of Business Services Facilities Program Director


Wayzata Public Schools – ISD #284 Review and Comment Submittal November 22, 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Introduction/Key Information ___ 1.

Geographic Area and Population to be Served

1, 2 3

Geographic Area to be Served Population to be Served Enrollments/Projections ___ 2.

List of Existing Facilities

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Description of Existing Facilities/Utilization Available Alternate Facilities ___ 3.

Specific Deficiencies of the School Facilities

6

Demonstrating Need Specific Benefits to Students, Teachers and Community ___ 4.

Relationship of Project to Area Priorities

7

School District Educational Cooperatives Other Public Bodies ___ 5.

Transit Connectivity between School and Community

7

Project Connection to Walking, Bicycle and Transit Access

___ 6.

Community Use and Collaboration

7

Community Use of Site and Facility Collaboration with Other Entities ___ 7.

Description of Proposed Project Square Footage Allocations Site and Floor Plans Estimated Expenditures Schedule Detailed Description and Costs for Health Safety/Alternative Facilities

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TABLE OF CONTENTS (continued) ___ 8.

Financing the Project

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Sources of Funding Scheduled Date and Required Notice Schedule of Bond Payments Sources and Uses of Funds Report Property Tax Input Total Project Cost ___ 9.

Effects on Operational and Administrative Costs

15

Impact on Operational and Administrative Staffing Costs General Fund Impact on Added Square Footage HVAC Operating Costs ___ 10.

Consultation with Transportation Officials

16

School Site Access and Safety Issues ___ 11.

Consideration of Indoor Air Quality Issues

16

Air Quality Issues Certification of Liability Insurance ___ 12.

Certification of Architects and Engineers

17

HVAC Systems Meet/Exceed Code Monitoring of Outdoor Air Indoor Air Quality Filtration ___ 13.

Desegregation Requirements

17

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Use of Environmentally Sustainable Design Concepts

18

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Acoustical Performance Criteria

19

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City Infrastructure

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Appendix A Enrollment Projections Identified Capacity Issues

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Appendix B District Map

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Appendix C High School Site Acreage Analysis

45

Appendix D Elementary School Program

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Appendix E High School Addition Diagrams

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Appendix F Milestone Schedule

63

Appendix G Community Task Force High School Addition Benefits

65

Appendix H Commissioner’s January 22, 2013 Positive Review and Comment for Land Purchase

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Introduction In summer 2011 a District wide capacity and growth analysis study was completed to identify projected growth in combination with facility capacity. This study identified near term, midterm and long term capacity issues. The findings for near term capacity issues were primarily at the Elementary level where the District has already taken temporary measures by implementing the previously approved lease levy additions to three Elementary sites to address interim capacity needs for Fall 2013. The additions were planned to right-size the Elementary Buildings such that each school has 24-25 sections grades 1-5 for the most efficient school operations. In the summer of 2013, the District added a total of 12 additional classrooms at its elementary level. Using certificates of participation, three elementary schools were renovated to accommodate an enrollment of 720 to 750 students. Thus, all but one of the District’s elementary schools can now accommodate this efficient enrollment capacity amount. The findings for mid-term capacity issues are mostly at the secondary level. However, legislative approval to fully fund All-Day Kindergarten starting in the Fall of 2014 has had a significant impact on the District’s planning for space at the Elementary level. The Wayzata Facilities Committee of the Board has continued to study secondary level issues. 2013 Taskforce In February 2013, the Wayzata School Board appointed a 16-member Community Task Force on Facilities comprised of a broad cross section of interests from the Wayzata School District – existing residents, District alumni, new residents, parents, and grandparents. The Task Force’s purpose was to study the effect of District growth on the District’s educational facilities needs over the next 8-10 years and make recommendations to the School Board based on its findings. To accomplish this task, the Task Force analyzed, among other things, current student enrollment, projected enrollment growth, current District facilities capacities, and projected future facilities needs and related costs. The Task Force met five times between March and May 2013, spending 10 hours in large and small group sessions, plus additional individual work outside of the meetings often involving discussions with residents and others not directly working on the Task Force. The discussions were open and honest and, at times, heated, with differing opinions heavily debated – with different Task Force members playing devil’s advocate to probe a position further. As a result of its thorough and deliberate efforts, the Task Force reached consensus on the following recommendations for consideration by the School Board: 1.

Build an Addition to the High School to Accommodate Forecasted Population Growth: As its next major building project, the District should build an addition to the High School to accommodate 900 more students, the approximate amount projected. The High School currently exceeds its intended capacity and, based on projected growth, it is forecast to continue to grow beyond capacity by the 2013-14 school year, and remain over capacity by 2017-18 (430 students over), reaching 900 students over capacity by 2020-21 and remain at this higher enrollment level as the District’s available land is built out. This recommended addition to the current High School will allow the District to better accommodate projected resident growth for the next 10 years and beyond. The addition should allow for the current capacity need.

2.

Expand Parking and Outdoor Facilities at the High School: As part of the expansion of the High School, there will be a need for additional parking, access and outdoor facilities. The Task Force supports the purchase of the adjacent 36 acres made available by a local developer. Redevelopment of this land should occur to support the needs of District and the community. Page 1


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Move Adults (part of the District Administration) from Central Middle School to Accommodate Expanding Middle School Population: The District should continue to create additional Middle School capacity by moving out the adults at Central Middle School so additional space can be made available for classrooms. Like the High School, the Middle Schools also currently have a pressing need for capacity relief. The Middle Schools are forecast to have an additional capacity need of 173 in 2015 that can be accommodated at Central Middle School. The adults will need to move, as a possible interim step, to the High School in 2015 to allow for this additional capacity.

4.

Update Security and Energy Efficiency: The District should continue to seek to improve greeter / secure entrances at affected schools, improve security systems, utilize energy savings arrangements, and upgrade IT network redundancy, all of which will enhance District operations.

5.

Update Media Centers and Classroom Space to Meet New Educational Methodologies: The District should upgrade its Media Centers and classroom furniture to support changing learning methodologies and continue the District’s reputation for educational excellence

6.

Purchase Additional Land in Preparation for Potential Additional Elementary School Need: To maximize future District flexibility, the District should buy additional land sufficiently sized to build a potential future school north of Highway 55 and within the District boundaries.

Prepare for Potential Need for Additional Elementary School: Because the next capacity concern is likely to be the Elementary Schools, the School Board should consider convening another Task Force in the future to study that issue.

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Studied Options/Grade Organizations The Task Force studied six optional District building / grade organization configurations that had been discussed previously with District Administration. They represent a variety of ways to accommodate the projected increase in enrollment. The Task Force discussed each of the options to better understand the effects on the District. The only options which preserve the District’s preferred grade organization of K-5/6-8/9-12 were options A,B, and F. The Task Force spent significant time detailing the differences between Options A and B. The Task Force’s recommendation was Option A: High School Addition 1. Option A: High School Addition –maintain K-5 / 6-8 / 9-12 a. 2015/16 – Move adults out of Central Middle School for additional Middle School student capacity b. 2015/16 – 900 capacity addition to high school complete, consider having adults move into expanded High School as potential interim step due to the temporary availability of capacity. c. 2019/20 - Adults move to a separate facility – location TBD 2. Option B: Second High School- maintain K-5 / 6-8 / split to (2) 9-12 a. 2015/16– Move adults out of CMS for additional MS student capacity. b. 2015/16 – New 1,300 capacity high school built, adults potentially move to original high school due to the temporary available capacity. 3. Option C: 4th Middle School, Grade Shift to K-5/6-9/10-12 a. 2015/16– Move adults out of CMS for additional MS student capacity. b. 2015/16 – New 1,000 capacity middle school built, adults potentially move to high school as a potential interim step due to the temporary availability of capacity. c. 2021/22 – Adults move a separate facility – location TBD 4. Option D: 8th Elementary School, Grade Shift to K-6/7-9/10-12 a. 2015/16 – Move adults out of CMS for additional MS student capacity. b. 2015/16 – Two 718 capacity elementary schools built, adults move to high school as a potential interim step due to to the temporary availability of capacity. c. 2021/22 – Adults move a separate facility – location TBD 5. Option E: 9th Grade Center, Grade Shift to K-5/6-8/9/10-12 a. 2015/16 – Move adults out of CMS for additional MS student capacity. b. 2015/6 – New 1,000 capacity 9th grade building complete, adults into 9th grade building as a potential interim step due to the available capacity c. 2021/22 – Adults move a separate facility – location TBD 6. Option F: 12th Grade Center, High School Addition-maintain K-5 / 6-8 / 9-12/ add12 a. 2015/16 – Move adults out of CMS for additional MS student capacity. b. 2015/16 – New 500 capacity 12th grade building (for half of the 12th grade in the morning and half in the afternoon) complete, adults move to current high school as a potential interim step due to the temporary availability of capacity. c. 2021/22 – Adults move a separate facility – location TBD

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“Ideal” Grade Organization considerations The issue of the “ideal” grade organization based upon academic / educational considerations was a particularly important discussion point. The Task Force found these discussions particularly compelling in light of the potential for facilities decisions to affect this “ideal”. It was also noted that the District studied grade configuration and established this current grade configuration when the “new” High School was constructed almost two decades ago. The Task Force confirmed that the “ideal” grade configuration should remain in place throughout future facilities development. There are a number of meaningful differences to the current 9-12 configuration: 1. 2. 3. 4.

It places 9th graders with 10-12th graders to create a true four year High School experience. Most experts agree that 9th graders are developmentally more like 10th graders than like 8th graders. It allows 9th graders access to 10-12th grade coursework. It matches Minnesota Department of Education structure for High School credits.

There are also similar benefits to the current 6-8th grade Middle school configuration: 1. It places 6th graders with 7-8th graders to offer a three year stable environment during adolescent development. 2. Most experts agree that 6th graders are developmentally more like 7th graders than like 5th graders. 3. Most 6th graders are ready for a school experience beyond a elementary classroom. There are benefits to the current K-5 / 6-8 / 9-12 District grade organization as a whole: 1. It minimizes transitions from one building community to the next. Research shows that these transitions can be disruptive to academic progress. 2. It provides families the time at their school building to establish relationships with District staff and administration. These relationships form the team that supports and guides a student’s education. 3. It fits with child development research which supports these groupings.

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2013 Board of Education and Administration The Board of Education received the Task Force report and recommendations in May of 2013. Late May 2013, the Minnesota Legislature and Governor enacted new law which provides funding for All Day Kindergarten programming. This became a significant influence upon the District’s capacity needs and facility plan. Over a series of subsequent Board worksessions, June through August 2013, the Wayzata Board of Education requested additional information from Administration and consultants. The Board of Education requested the Facilities Committee of the Board to develop additional detail to determine scope and costs of proposed solutions. It was clear that 100% participation in All Day Kindergarten is likely and it is expected to have a significant impact to space needs. Further study included impact of 100% All Day Kindergarten attendance, potential additional Kindergarteners due to state funded All Day Kindergarten programming, and impacts of additional proposed housing developments within the District.

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A recently updated demographic study indicates that the District will experience moderate resident student growth over the next several years. This enrollment growth combined with full state funding of All-Day Kindergarten in the 2014-15 school year translate into a need to increase the District’s facilities’ capacities. The District has been experiencing significant residential development in the northwest portion of the District and a corresponding student enrollment growth. At the same time, the more mature portions of the District have experienced student enrollment growth as these households turnover. The District administration continues to review these trends to balance student enrollments with facility capacities. From a previous approval, the District will also be adding new administrative space to its Central Services Facility in late 2013. This will allow the District to repurpose Middle School classroom space by relocating storage and adults from its schools and moving them to a central location designed for this purpose. Administrative Recommendation – September 2013 On September 9, 2013, the Administration presented a recommended course of action that was based upon the recommendations and work of the Community Task Force. The recommended plan included a 700 student addition to the High School and an 8th Elementary as well as Districtwide infrastructure upgrades. The package totaled $109,645,000. Board of Education Action – October 2013 On October 14, 2013, the Wayzata Board of Education votes unanimously to approve the recommended Bond Election package and to submit the proposal to the Minnesota Department of Education for Review and Comment.

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This facility proposal, in response to 3 years of study on facilities and responses to identified needs, growth has continued and even increased. Growth combined with the All-Day Kindergarten legislation has led to the current proposal. The Proposal On October 14, 2013, the Board of Education approved a total referendum proposal as recommended by the Administration and Community Committee on Facilities in the amount of $109,645,000 and resolved to submit this proposal to the Commission of Education for review and comment. The Committee, the Administration, and the School Board agree that this proposal is in the long term, best interest of the District. This proposal will: 1. Provide additional capacity at Wayzata High School to meet the immediate and projected growth needs of the District. Given the present population growth pattern, it is critical that this additional capacity is “on-line” by the Fall of 2016. To address District 9-12 capacity needs, additions to Wayzata High School are proposed to increase the capacity by 700 students to a total capacity of 3,900. 2. Provide additional capacity at the Elementary level to meet immediate and projected growth needs of the District. Given the present population growth pattern and the legislative action to fund 100% All-Day Kindergarten, it is critical that this additional capacity, is “on-line” by the Fall of 2016. To address District K5 capacity needs, an 8th Elementary is proposed for the northern portion of the District. 3. Reinvest in Districtwide infrastructure to address improved greater/secure entrances, energy savings opportunities, technology infrastructure and fiber optic redundancy and classroom furniture updates at the High School. To address Infrastructure and security needs, strategic investments are proposed for the District’s existing facilities.

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KEY INFORMATION SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SUMMARY School Facilities The District has capacity needs at the secondary level that can be Deficiencies/Needs: addressed by additions to Wayzata High School and elementary level that can be addressed by a new Elementary building. The District sees long term educational benefits to the proposed projects. Description of Projects:

Project Costs: Financing

Additions to Wayzata High School and renovation to existing space which will net an additional 24 classroom spaces and support space including Physical Education, Music and Performance spaces. A new 8th Elementary School which will add 28 additional classroom spaces to Districtwide Elementary Capacity. Infrastructure investments at the District’s existing facilities. Voter approved Bond Authority to issue General Obligation Bonds

Bond Election:

February 25, 2014

School District Superintendent:

Dr. Chace B Anderson chace.anderson@wayzata.k12.mn.us 763-745-5000

Executive Director of Business Services:

Mr. Jim Westrum jim.westrum@wayzata.k12.mn.us 763-745-5000

Director of Buildings and Grounds:

Mr. Jon Deutsch jon.deutsch@wayzata.k12.mn.us 763-745-5000

Director of Construction:

Mr. Joe Matson joe.matson@wayzata.k12.mn.us 763-745-5000

Architects / Planner:

Wold Architects and Engineers - 651-227-7773 Scott McQueen, Greg Dehler, Lynae Schoen smcqueen@woldae.com

Financial Consultant:

Ehlers and Associates – 651-697-8500 Joel Sutter

Bond Counsel:

Knutson Flynn and Deans – 651-225-0616 Tom Deans

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The geographic area and population to be served

Part A. Geographic Area to be Served, Population and Enrollment Wayzata Independent School District No. 284 is located 10 miles west of Minneapolis and spans a geographic area of 38 square miles. The School District serves all or portions of eight west suburban municipalities, including Corcoran, Maple Grove, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minnetonka, Orono, Plymouth and Wayzata. The estimated population of the Wayzata School District continues to grow and currently is approaching 60,000. Population information provided by the Metropolitan Council affirmed that the City of Plymouth is the largest municipality in the district both for population and landmass. It will continue to be a growing community. There is significant, confirming evidence based on actual building permits, local projections, regional projections and Metropolitan Council projections that further development will continue in Wayzata School District. District enrollment is expected to see slow steady growth adding students annually totaling approximately 2,678 additional students over the next 10 years. Current projections show more than 1000 new single family homes planned within the next three years.

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The geographic area and population to be served (Continued)

Part B. Enrollment Projections The Wayzata School District enrollment for the 2013/14school years exceeds 10,673 students and is expected to grow to 12,022 students by 2018/19. Neighboring districts include Minnetonka, Robbinsdale, Hopkins, Orono, and Osseo. The following chart tracks enrollment and enrollment projections for the district.

Enrollment History and Projections through 2018 Actual

Actual

Actual

Actual

Actual

Current

Projected

Projected

Projected

Projected

Projected

Year

2008-09

201011 741

201112 620

201213 694

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

Kdgn

646

200910 715

667

795

795

817

814

827

Grade 1

672

740

791

816

719

799

759

831

831

854

851

Grade 2

760

708

760

835

829

745

835

793

869

869

893

Grade 3

791

780

738

764

853

860

774

870

827

906

906

Grade 4

758

796

805

772

788

904

900

810

914

869

952

Grade 5

744

781

805

818

786

804

927

923

830

938

892

Grade 6

772

796

812

856

858

834

846

979

974

876

993

Grade 7

796

793

808

839

879

892

864

875

1,014

1,008

907

Grade 8

818

797

800

802

852

896

909

881

891

1,034

1,028

Grade 9

846

855

812

826

807

879

917

931

901

911

1,058

Grade 10

856

816

834

807

812

816

880

918

932

903

913

Grade 11

789

841

796

837

796

820

814

878

916

930

900

Grade 12

763

754

812

744

783

758

796

790

851

887

900

Served

10,011

10,172

10,314

10,336

10,456

10,673

11,016

11,274

11,568

11,800

12,022

Tuitioned Out Total

185

202

197

207

201

205

210

215

220

225

225

10,196

10,374

10,511

10,543

10,657

10,878

11,226

11,489

11,788

12,025

12,247

See Appendix A for additional K-12 Enrollment Projection information.

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A list of existing school facilities a. by year constructed, b. their uses, and c. an assessment of the extent to which alternate facilities are available within the school district boundaries and in adjacent school districts.

Description of Existing Facilities/Utilization Birchview Elementary 425 Ranchview Lane Plymouth, Minnesota 55447 59,720 Total Square Feet 1969 Original Construction: 55,440 sq. ft. 1995 Addition/Remodel: 4,280 sq. ft. School Site Size: 14 Acres SF/Pupil: 92 SF/Student Greenwood Elementary 18005 Medina Road Plymouth, Minnesota 55446 88,016 Total Square Feet 1964 Original Construction: 60,421 sq. ft. 1989 Addition/Remodel: 2,570 sq. ft. 1999 Addition/Remodel: 8,825 sq. ft. 2013 Addition/Remodel: 16, 200 sq. ft. School Site Size: 29 Acres SF/Pupil: 107.2 SF/Student Oakwood Elementary 17340 County Road 6 Plymouth, Minnesota 55447 95,476 Total Square Feet 1957 Original Construction: 72,786 sq. ft. 1992 Addition/Remodel: 8,000 sq. ft. 2008 Addition/Remodel: 4,704 sq. ft. 2013 Addition/Remodel: 9,986 sq. ft. School Site Size: 40 Acres (Includes Central Service Facility) SF/Pupil: 181.17 SF/Student Sunset Hill Elementary 13005 Sunset Trail Plymouth, Minnesota 55441 73,598 Total Square Feet 1963 Original Construction: 57,973 sq. ft. 1989 Addition/Remodel: 3,000 sq. ft. 2000 Addition/Remodel: 4,010 sq. ft. 2013 Addition/Remodel: 8,615 sq. ft. School Site Size: 20.3 Acres SF/Pupil: 131.42 SF/Student

Gleason Lake Elementary 310 County Road 101 North Wayzata, Minnesota 55391 80,710 Total Square Feet 1988 Original Construction: 80, 600 sq. ft. 2003 Addition: 110 sq. ft. School Site Size: 27 Acres (includes Administration Building) SF/Pupil: 121.73 SF/Student Kimberly Lane Elementary 17405 Old Rockford Road Plymouth, Minnesota 55446 83,000 Total Square Feet 1991 Original Construction School Site Size: 21 Acres SF/Pupil: 111.56 SF/Student

Plymouth Creek Elementary 16005 41st Avenue North Plymouth, Minnesota 55446 81,000 Total Square Feet 1988 Original Construction School Site Size: 19.5 Acres SF/Pupil: 108.58 SF/Student

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Description of Existing Facilities/Utilization Central Middle School 305 Vicksburg Lane Plymouth, Minnesota 55447 308,568 Total Square Feet 1960 Original Construction: 97,246 sq. ft. 1962 Addition: 9,545 sq. ft. 1964 Addition: 35,636 sq. ft. 1968 Addition: 45,978 sq. ft. 1973 Addition: 73,163 sq. ft. 1989 Addition: 47,000 sq. ft. School Site Size: 65 Acres SF/Pupil: 289.46 SF/Student West Middle School 149 Barry Avenue North Wayzata, Minnesota 55391 167,000 Total Square Feet 1949 Original Construction: 103,000 sq. ft. 1968 Addition: 40,000 sq. ft. 1989 Addition: 24, 000 sq. ft. School Site Size: 35.5 Acres SF/Pupil: 226.90 SF/Student Administration Building 210 County Road 101 North Wayzata, Minnesota 55391 8,600 Total Square Feet School Site Size: * See Gleason Lake Central Sports Complex Storage Facility 305 Vicksburg Lane Plymouth, Minnesota 55447 7,210 Total Square Feet 2003 Original Construction School Site Size: N/A

East Middle School 12000 Ridgemount Avenue Plymouth, Minnesota 55441 146,111 Total Square Feet 1967 Original Construction: 134,711 sq. ft. 1980 Addition: 11,000 sq. ft. 2003 Addition/Remodel: 400 sq. ft. School Site Size: 40 Acres SF/Pupil: 189.26 SF/Student

Wayzata High School 4955 Peony Lane North Plymouth, Minnesota 55416 487,432 Total Square Feet 1997 Original Construction: 487,000 2006 Addition: 432 sq. ft. School Site Size: 163 Acres SF/Pupil: 149.65 SF/Student Central Services Facility 17305 19th Avenue North Plymouth, Minnesota 55447 21,205 Total Square Feet School Site Size: * See Oakwood Central Sports Complete Ice Arena and Inflatable Dome 305 Vicksburg Lane Plymouth, Minnesota 55447 Dome: 66,729 sq. ft. Arena: 31,936 sq. ft. (included in CMS) School Site Size: *See Central Middle School

The Wayzata School District is currently operating seven (7) active elementary school facilities, three (3) middle school facilities, and one (1) high school building. There are 11 school-building sites within the Wayzata School District with a variety of construction dates. There is also a Central Services Facility and an Administration Facility. The District’s Early Childhood Center and some District Administrative functions are at Central M.S. Available Alternate Facilities The proposed projects include expansion of the existing High School and a new Elementary in the northern part of the District to provide capacity that is efficient to operate. There are no alternative Facilities available within the School District boundaries to house the school population or in any neighboring School Districts.

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A list of the specific deficiencies of the facility a. demonstrating the need for a new or renovated facility will provide to i. the students, ii. the teachers, and iii. the community users served by the facility. Specific Deficiencies of the Facility Demonstrated Need for a [New] or [Renovated] Facility to be provided In the spring of 2010, District 284 retained consultants to perform a facility analysis and assessment in order to understand the educational and capacity needs as well as the facility conditions at all of the district buildings. The discussion of Elementary and Secondary capacity has continued over the last three and a half years. See Appendix A for a concise summary of Enrollment and Capacity as it relates to this year and future years. Brief Summary of Facility Deficiencies The District has sufficient capacity to house current student population. Projected population growth and the legislative approval to fund 100% All-Day Kindergarten starting in the Fall of 2014 will apply significant pressure to the District’s schools. Some attendance areas are growing faster than others. The District is in an ongoing process of limiting open enrollment to offset increased resident growth. The School District revised attendance boundaries for the start of school in the Fall of 2013/14. The attendance area adjustments relieve overcrowding near term but cannot address the change to 100% All-Day Kindergarten. Due to resident student growth, larger classes are moving through the District and are applying pressure at Wayzata High School. The school is currently over its 3,200 capacity as October 1, 2013 enrollment was 3,273. Recently updated enrollment projections indicate 5 year growth to 3,771 and the potential for up to 4,100 students in 10 years. New housing development is occurring in 5 different municipalities within the ISD #284 District borders (Plymouth, Wayzata, Maple Grove, Medina, and Corcoran). More than 1,000 new homes are planned for the next 3-5 years. Currently, the District has 21,000 households and upon complete build out of all vacant land, will max out at 25,000 households. Specific Benefits that the Project Will Provide At the completion of these proposed projects, the benefits that will be provided to the District students, community, and staff will include: Maintaining acceptable High School capacity to meet the challenges of enrollment growth and continued support of the educational mission and needs of the School District in an efficient and sustainable approach. Maintaining acceptable Elementary capacity to meet the challenges of enrollment growth implementing All-Day Kindergarten and continued support of the educational mission and needs of the School District in a geographically appropriate location, as related to resident student demographics now and into the future.

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Benefits of Additions to Wayzata High School 1. The proposed additions to Wayzata High School addresses both current challenges of a 3,200 student body as well as an increase to 3,900 student capacity. 2. The additional acreage adjacent to the current campus allows for additional access points to be developed to serve the school which today is served only by access from Peony Lane. It is expected that at least one and may be two new access routes could be developed. 3. An addition to the High School core would be built to correct current shortcomings in cafeteria capacity, student circulation and gathering, as well as adequate support space for Auditorium and Gymnasium events. 4. Classroom capacity additions would provide the necessary classroom and lab space to accommodate an additional 700 students. Additional space for music, performing arts, physical education and co-curricular activities is also part of the proposal. Accommodating all 9-12 students at Wayzata High School has numerous benefits. Offers equity of opportunity for all students. Class sizes can be best managed over larger co-horts. Elections can be best maintained through a larger student population. Efficiently delivers services to students and staff as it leverages the existing infrastructure and systems that already exist. Transportation and food services remain efficient. Facilities and grounds services and costs are efficient. See Appendix G for Community Taskforce Benefits they identified.

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Benefits of a New 8th Elementary School The proposed New 8th Elementary School addresses both the current challenges for additional space needed to accommodate 100% All-Day Kindergarten as well as the challenge of the District’s accelerated geographical growth in the North and Western part of the District where there are currently no Elementary Schools. Benefits include: The opportunity to adjust Elementary attendance areas to better serve our changing student population. The ability to meet 100% demand for All-Day Kindergarten More efficient transportation for our Elementary population as our District grows North of Highway 55. Kindergarten students will be able to attend Kindergarten in their school. In the past four years, sections of All-Day Kindergarten had to be housed in locations other than the school in the attendance area.

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Benefits of Infrastructure Improvements The proposed investments in infrastructure include improved entrances, network redundancy and energy efficiency projects with payback. Benefits of improved security include: More consistent approach to greeting and security at all schools. Increased monitoring of entrance security. Improved experience for visitors. Benefits of network redundancy include: Our instructional delivery methods have increased our reliance on real time on-line access to the internet. Zero network downtime due to service interruptions. Maximum access to data network/infrastructure. Continuous classroom support by data network. Continuous administrative support by data network. Benefits of energy efficiency projects include: Ability to implement projects that have payback and therefore reduce impact to the general fund. Funding available to combine with alternative facilities funding to implement best practice solutions when doing replacement projects.

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The relationship of the project to any priorities established by a. the school district, b. educational cooperatives that provide support services, or c. other public bodies in the service area. School District Priorities Educational Cooperatives that Provide Support Services The District has a long history of cooperating with its neighboring districts to expand opportunities to area learners. District 284 is currently a member of the West Metro Education Program, a multi-district educational cooperative organization. In addition, Intermediate School District 287 uses the District’s facilities to the extent they are available. Other Public Bodies in the Service Area The District has a long history of cooperating with the cities within its boundaries. The District will continue to provide buildings for the community and cities to use to the extent they are available.

5. Pedestrian, Bicycle, Transit Connectivity Between School and Community Transit and connectivity between school and community will be enhanced as a result of the implementation of the proposed High School Campus Expansion project. Additional routes to access the campus will be developed as part of this project. The new Elementary site will require connections to masterplanned pedestrian and bicycle routes as part of the new site’s development.

6. A specification of how the project will a. increase community use of the facility, and b. increase collaboration with other governmental or nonprofit entities.

6a. How the Project Will Increase Community Use of the Facility The existing High School currently used by the surrounding communities will be enhanced as a result of implementing the capacity Addition projects. The New 8th Elementary will offer additional community use opportunities in the northern part of our District. 6b. Increase Collaboration with Other Governmental or Non-Profit Entities The proposed projects will not likely change the School District’s current collaboration between the cities, community, and non-profit entities through access to their facilities to the extent that they are available.

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7.

A narrative description of the project, including a. the specification of site and outdoor space acreage as provided in the Guide for Planning School Construction Projects in Minnesota. Only usable acreage should be included, b. square footage allocations for new and converted classrooms, labs and support spaces, c. a floor plan of the project, if applicable, d. estimated expenditures in reasonable detail for the project, and e. the dates the project will begin and be completed, f. projects to be funded under health and safety and/or alternative facility levy and bonding must include a spreadsheet with detail project component descriptions and cost estimates.

7a. Site and outdoor space acreage: The proposed projects do not modify the site acreage of any of the existing sites except the High School. As such, the acreage shown as part of Section 2 of this Review and Comment will remain unchanged. The High School site being proposed for additions are within the MDE guidelines for School Construction when calculating in the proposed additions and the proposed site expansion. MDE guidelines = 60+ useable acres plus 1 acre for every 100 students. Wayzata High School Site 158.31 Gross Acres (shared with the City of Plymouth) Less wetlands, wooded, steep slopes = 61.01 Acres Net “Useable” Acres Current Site = 97.3 Acres Adjacent Site New Adjacent Gross Acreage = 35.15 Acres Less Acreage for Wetlands/Buffer/Floodplain = 3.34 Acres Less Acreage for Highway 55 R.O.W. = 4.98 Acres Net “Useable” Acres = 26.83 Acres Less Acreage for Home Sites = Approximately 8.0 Acres Net “Useable” Acres Adjacent Site = 18.83 Combined Site Gross Useable Combined Site Acreage Projected for School Use = 116.13 Acres MDE Guidelines: Current/Proposed Capacity = 3,200 + 700 capacity addition = 3,900 Capacity Guideline Useable Acreage = 60 + 39 acres = 99+ Acres recommended See Appendix C for Detailed Site Acreage Analysis

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7.b. Square footage allocations The proposed projects is a series of additions to the existing Wayzata High School building. Core Capacity/Cafeteria/Commons Addition Cafeteria Expansion New Circulation Upper Commons/Lobby

9,235 SF 7,058 SF 9,605 SF

9,235 SF 7,058 SF 9,605 SF 25,898 SF x1.135 29,404 GSF Addition

High School 4 Story Academic Addition (3) Classrooms (3) Labs Office/Support Resource/Breakout

950 SF each 1,500 SF each 2,065 SF 1,300 SF

2,850 SF 4,500 SF 2,065 SF 1,300 SF 10,715 SF x 4 Floors 42,860 SF x 1.60 68,704 GSF Addition

High School P.E. Addition (2) Locker Rooms 2 Station Gymnasium Gym Storage / Misc. Multipurpose Cardiovascular Multipurpose Aerobics Multipurpose Classroom (2) Offices Shared Storage

3,200 SF each 16,221 SF 1,194 SF 4,500 SF 5,640 SF 950 SF 138 SF 1,547 SF

6,400 SF 16,221 SF 1,194 SF 4,500 SF 5,640 SF 950 SF 276 SF 1,547 SF 36,728 SF x 1.21 44,452 GSF Addition

High School Music Addition Large Rehearsal/Instrument Storage Music Library Music Office Instrument Storage Storage / Miscellaneous

3,580 SF 150 SF 150 SF 1,050 SF 173 SF

3,580 SF 150 SF 150 SF 1,050 SF 173 SF 5,103 SF x 1.36 6,945 GSF Addition

x 4 Floors

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Multi-Use Performance Addition 350 Seat Auditorium Scene Shop Green Room Costume / Prop Storage Control Room Lobby Storage Toilets

7,250 SF 940 SF 700 SF 950 SF 120 SF 4,000 SF 450 SF 690 SF

7,250 SF 940 SF 700 SF 950 SF 120 SF 4,000 SF 450 SF 690 SF 15,100 SF x 1.41 21,240 GSF Addition

New 8th Elementary School 59,990 SF x1.35 83,000 GSF New Building

See Appendix D for Full Elementary School Program 7.c Proposed Scope of Work Diagram Additional diagrams for the High School additions are in Appendix E.

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7.d Project Budget Analysis Total Project Cost A.

B.

Capacity Needs: 1. HS Core Size: Cafeteria / Auditorium lobby / Commons 2. Additional HS Classroom Capacity 700 additional students (total cap. 3,900) Classrooms (12 classrooms / 12 labs)/ Support Spaces 3. HS Music / Capacity 4. High School Music / Performance Expansion/Small Theatre/Support 5. HS P.E. / Co-Curricular Capacity (2) P.E. Multi-purpose Spaces / (2) Locker Rooms Gymnasium (2 Stations) / Multi-Use Building Subtotal

Construction Construction Budget Contingency

Owner Costs Fees/FF&E

$8.2 mil $20.9 mil

$6.575 mil $16.72 mil

$329K $836K

$1.296 mil $3.344 mil

$2.395 mil $8.6 mil $13.275 mil

$1.915 mil $6.93 mil $10.62 mil

$96K $346K $531K

$384K $1.324 mil $2.124 mil

$53.37 mil

$42.760 mil

$2.138 mil

$8.474 mil

$2.95 mil $3.6 mil

$2.560 mil $3.130 mil

$128K $16K

$262K $454K

6. Capacity/Safety: Another Site Entrance to High School / Roadways/Bridge 7. Capacity: Expanded Parking / Relocation of Tennis, etc. (566 Additional Stalls) 8. Capacity: Development of New Fields / Replace Lost Fields 9. Capacity: Additional Land Adjacent to High School Campus (Portion of Former Elm Creek Golf Course – 36 Acres) Site Subtotal

$2.4 mil $7.4 mil

$2.080 mil -

$104K -

$216K $7.4 mil

$16.35 mil

$7.770 mil

$248K

$8.332 mil

HIGH SCHOOL PROEJCTS TOTAL

$69.72 mil

$50.53 mil

$2.386mil

$16.806 mil

10. Future Elementary Land (Assume purchase 23 Acres useable) 11. New Elementary (not including land) ELEMENTARY PROJECT TOTALS

$4.2 mil $21.9 mil $26.1 mil

$16.85 mil $16.85 mil

$843K $843K

$4.2 mil $4.207 mil $8.407 mil

Districtwide Infrastructure Needs: 1. Improved Greeter/Secure Entrances Elementary Schools (match Oakwood/Gleason Lake Model) Security Systems Upgrade Middle Schools (match Elementaries) 2. Energy Savings Upgrade Opportunities (Leverage Alt. Facilities) 3. Technology Infrastructure and Fiber Optic Redundancy 4. Enhance Instruction: Districtwide Classroom Retrofits Classroom Furniture

$300K $1.25 mil $2.875 mil $4.0 mil $3.4 mil

$2.3 mil

$115K

$300K $1.25 mil $460K $4.0 mil $3.4 mil

INFRASTRUCTURE PROEJCT TOTALS

$2.0 mil $13.825 mil

$2.3 mil

$115K

$2.0 mil $11.41 mil

GRAND TOTAL

$109.645 mil

$69.68mil

$3.344 mil

$36.623 mil

Miscellaneous Statement It is anticipated by the School Board that surplus from the above noted projects (if any) will be used for yet unidentified deferred maintenance, capital expenditures for technology and/or equipment, or space expansion as the need may arise.

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7.e Project Schedule Analysis The proposed projects will commence solicitation of bids in the early Spring of 2015. Substantial Completion for the addition work is scheduled for Fall 2016, with major capacity portions available prior to the start of the 2016/2017 school year. Dates the Project will Begin and Be Completed High School Project Schedule Review and Comment Submittal to MDE Review and Comment MDE Review Bond Election Project Construction Documents Preparation Project Construction Documents Issue Project Construction Final Project Completion / Occupancy

October 2013 October 2013 – December 2013 February 25, 2014 March 2014 – March 2015 September 2014/March 2015 October 2014 – August 2016 Fall 2016

New Elementary School Project Schedule Project Construction Documents Preparation Project Construction Documents Issue Project Construction Final Project Completion / Occupancy

July 2014 – April 2015 May 2015 July 2014 – June 2016 Fall 2016

Districtwide Infrastructure Schedule Project Construction Documents Preparation Project Construction Documents Issue Project Construction Final Project Completion / Occupancy

Spring 2014/Spring 2015/Spring 2016 Spring 2014/Spring 2015/Spring 2016 Summer 2015/Summer 2016/Summer 2017 Fall 2015/Fall 2016/Fall 2017

See Appendix F for detailed milestone schedule.

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7.

A narrative description of the project, including (Continued) 7.f projects to be funded under health and safety and/or alternative facility levy and bonding must include a spreadsheet with detail project component descriptions and cost estimates.

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The source(s) of financing the project; a. if multiple sources of funding are to be used, provide all components of the financing plan, b. the scheduled date and required notice for a bond issue or school board action, c. a schedule of bond payments, including estimated debt service equalization aid, d. the sources and uses of funds report e. the effect of a bond issue (or lease levy) on local property taxes by the property class and valuation, f. total project cost must include: i. total construction cost, and ii. bond issuance/financing costs (if applicable), and g. other financing information as required: i. Health and Safety and Alternative Facilities Bonding and Levy funded projects should be described in sufficient detail to allow cross-walking between the review and comment, the health and safety and the alternative facilities databases, and UFARS reporting. h. If the review and comment financing includes a lease-levy purchase under M.S. §126C.40, accurate lease payments schedules must be provided. The schedules submitted as part of the review and comment process will be used in setting the initial lease levy amount as part of the annual levy certification process.

8a. Funding Sources The District will use one funding source in financing the projects, summarized below:

Bond Funds

High School Capacity $69,720,000

New Elementary $26,100,000

District Infrastructure $13,825,000

Total $109,645,000

Total

$69,720,000

$26,100,000

$13,825,000

$109,645,000

The District will utilize voter approved Bond funds for the project costs. All of the revenue and expenditures will be accounted for under UFARS with appropriate course codes. All concurrent projects under alternative facilities funding and health and safety funding will be included in the district’s required request and reporting formats to meet Department of Education timelines and data base reporting requirements.

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Attached are the following schedules prepared by Ehlers, the District’s financial advisors. A schedule of estimated Sources and Uses of funds for the bond issue. This schedule includes estimates of issuance costs, underwriter’s discount, and investment earnings, and demonstrates the need to issue $109,645,000 million in bonds to finance $110,822,786 million in project and issuance costs. A detailed schedule showing actual and estimated payments and tax levies related to capital and debt. This schedule includes levies for existing debt, lease levy, capital projects levy, health and safety levy, annual alternative facilities levy (non-bond levy), the proposed 2014 bond issue, a potential voterapproved bond issue in 2014 (the subject of this Review and Comment), and two additional potential future alternative facilities issues (not a subject of this Review and Comment). A schedule of estimated payments for the proposed 2014 bond issue. 8b. Scheduled Date and Required Notice for a Bond Issue / School Board Action 8c. Schedule of Bond payments, including estimated debt service equalization aid. 8d. The sources and uses of funds reports. 8e. The effect of a Bond issue on local property taxes. 8f. Total Project Cost 8g. Other financing information as required.

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An analysis of how the proposed new or remodeled facility will affect a. school district operational or administrative staffing costs, and b. Explain how the district’s operating budget will cover any increased operational or administrative staffing costs. If the district is adding additional square footage, include assumptions and calculations used in calculation of the estimated general fund operation cost. If the district is updating mechanical systems, provide detail on how the new HVAC system will impact general fund operating costs compared to the current system. EFFECTS OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT ON THE DISTRICT’S OPERATING BUDGET At the conclusion of the 2012-2013 school year, the Wayzata Public Schools District 284 reported a positive General Fund unassigned fund balance of approximately $12 million, or 11% of expenditures. The District continues to project a similar unassigned fund balance in the current fiscal year (2013-2014) as continued resident student enrollment growth provides additional revenue for the general operations of the District. The Wayzata School District has and continues to operate with a structurally balanced budget and is projecting to steadily increase its unassigned fund balance reserves for each of the two consecutive years prior to opening its 8th elementary school and having its high school additions fully operational in the fall of 2016. The additional revenue that will be generated is primarily due to pupil unit growth as follows: high school enrollment will increase by 244 students, from 3,273 in 2013-14 to 3,517 in 2016-17, resulting in 293 additional pupil units offering all-day kindergarten for 700 students will result in 350 additional pupil units the additional 643 pupil units described above will generate approximately $3.7 million of additional general education revenue and is adequate to provide the direct instructional expenses of serving the additional students as well as the incremental costs associated with opening an 8th elementary school and adding additional capacity at Wayzata High School The Wayzata School District ‘s total revenues per pupil in the 2013-2014 school year are approximately $9,999 and are slightly below the statewide average of $10,202. The primary reason for the District receiving slightly less revenue than the statewide average is largely attributed to the fact the District receives minimal federal or state revenues that are generated on socio-economic characteristics of the District’s population. The Wayzata School District expended $10,147 per pupil on operating expenditures in Fiscal Year 2012, compared to the statewide average of $9,850 per pupil. (2011-2012 is the most recent year where statewide data is available). The District expended $433 per pupil, or 4.3% of its general fund expenditures on administration, compared to a statewide average of $418 per pupil, or 4.2%. The District is committed to operating lean in its administrative costs and is committed to maintaining a balanced budget and operating a cost-effective and costefficient educational enterprise. The proposed new construction and renovation of the Wayzata School District facilities is anticipated to improve the energy consumption and cleaning/maintenance outlay throughout the District. The investment in energy efficiency improvements of the District facilities will contribute a positive result in operating costs as well.

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The Wayzata School District expended $771 per pupil on operation and maintenance expenditures in 2011-2012, slightly lower than the statewide average of $802 per pupil (2011-2012 is the most recent year where statewide data is available). Upgrading the District’s lighting, heating, and other energy efficiency improvements is expected to reduce operating costs as a result of this project. A detailed analysis of the operations and maintenance budget follows this narrative. The newly constructed K-5 elementary school in the northern portion of the District will have a minimal net impact on the general operating budget of the Wayzata Public School District. The additional 350 pupil units associated with offering all -day kindergarten to all students in the District will provide a contribution of $520,000 that is adequate to finance the administrative, clerical, health care, custodial costs. As teaching staff are simply relocated from temporary instructional spaces to the newly constructed K-5 elementary in the northern portion of the District, these costs will continue to be funded out the of general fund operating budget. It is important to note that the District has allocation processes in place to allocate resources for variable costs in direct relation to the student enrollment in each educational facility. The newly constructed high school additions of the District will have a minimal net impact on the general operating budget of the Wayzata Public School District. The additional 293 pupil units associated with high school resident enrollment growth will generate almost $1.7 million of additional revenue and that will be adequate to finance the variable costs of serving these students as well as the fixed costs of operating additional facilities.

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9b. Operating Budget Adjustments General fund operation cost associated with additional square footage. The increase in the building square footage as a result of the proposed additions and renovations projects will have a minimal increase to the general fund operational costs.

Additional Square Footage at the High School Building Core Capacity / Cafeteria Commons Addition High School 4 Story Academic Addition High School P.E. Addition High School Music Addition Multiuse Performance Addition

29,404 GSF 68,704 GSF 44,452 GSF 6,945 GSF 21,240 GSF 170,745 GSF

Wayzata High School – 170,745 GSF additions will result in $145,000 - $170,000 in additional projected annual operating costs for utilities. New Elementary School – 83,000 GSF new building will result in $70,000-$83,000 in additional projected annual operating costs for utilities. Total projected General Fund Operation Cost Impact for utilities: $215,000 - $253,000 Annually

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10. A description of the consultation with local or state road and transportation officials on a. school site access and safety issues, and b. the ways that the project will address those issues. 10 a.b. School Site Access and Safety Issues and Solutions through This Project Site access and on-site vehicle traffic management improvements will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Currently all students within the walking limit, as set by the school board, walk to the building. All others are bussed. The High School project will enhance student and staff safety. Wayzata High School Additions The proposed addition locations will require a minor adjustment to existing on-site vehicle roadwork and fire lane access. The proposed additional roadway infrastructure to provide additional access to the campus will greatly enhance student, staff and community safety.

See Appendix E for High School Addition Diagrams. New Elementary The proposed New Elementary School location is not yet determined, however it is assumed that whatever land is available for such a development, it will require full development of on-site vehicle roadwork, sidewalks, and fire lane access as well as improvements at connections to the public way such as turn lanes, trails, sidewalk connections, etc.

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11. A description of how a. indoor air quality issues have been considered, and b. provide a written certification signed by the project architect that the architects and engineers designing the facility have professional liability insurance. 11a. Indoor Air Quality Issues Considered As experienced Minnesota school architects and engineers, Wold has developed with Wayzata Schools a standard for building systems that addresses concerns regarding indoor air quality. As such, this project includes an air system approach for the building area which matches the building’s occupancy to the required outside ventilation rate to help achieve acceptable indoor air quality results. These systems will be easily operated and maintained to provide adequate air changes throughout the facilities to meet or exceed the minimum requirements as established by the Minnesota State Department of Education and outlined in their Guidelines for school construction. These projects will also be designed to meet current code calling for 15 C.F.M./occupant in classroom space as well as the other applicable codes and ASHRAE standards. Monitoring of outdoor air and total airflow will be included in the scope of the building automation system 11b. Certification of Professional Liability Insurance Wold Architects and Engineers has professional liability insurance coverage for $2,000,000 from Evanston Insurance. A Certificate of Insurance is available if requested.

___________________________________________ Registration No.:__19401________

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12. As required under Minn. Stat. § 123B.72, provide a. a written certification signed by the project architect that the plans and designs for the extensively renovated or new facility’s. The statement must include how the facility i. heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems will meet or exceed code standards, ii. will provide for the monitoring of outdoor airflow and total airflow of ventilation systems, and iii. will provide an indoor air quality filtration system that meets codes. How HVAC Systems Will Be Designed to Meet/Exceed Code Standards Any proposed project that includes new systems or the replacement of the existing non compliant HVAC system in the building will include new equipment that will provided the required air supply and humidity control. The new system will meet or exceed all required codes and standards. These system improvements will also include mechanical units with air filtration systems that meet or exceed code. In addition, any proposed HVAC system project will provide new building management systems for the building to monitor outdoor air and the total airflow within the HVAC systems. Wold Architects and Engineers will provide upon completion, a written certification that the HVAC Systems meet code standards, meet monitoring and filtration issues as addressed in Minnesota Statute 123B.71 and 123B.72.

___________________________________________ Registration No.:__19401________

13. A specification, if applicable, of any desegregation requirements that cannot be met by any other reasonable means. This proposal is consistent with the provisions of Wayzata Public Schools desegregation/ integration plan.

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14. A specification, if applicable, of how the facility will utilize environmentally sustainable school facility design concepts.

Sustainable school buildings are achieved by: Site design and the design of the site related to site runoff, impact on adjacent property are just a few ways that the site can influence the long-term impacts that these buildings will have on the larger environment. These items and others will be an important consideration to the design team during the design process. Enhance indoor environmental quality, conserve energy and water resources the architects and the engineers will have the opportunity to enhance the indoor environment, conserve energy and make use of renewable resources through the use of new technology. The investigation of new mechanical air systems and plumbing systems will allow the District to weigh the advantages and disadvantages to determine what is best for each situation. Use resource-efficient materials - over the last ten years the use of biodegradable and environmentally friendly materials has become more and more common. Materials such as recycled paints, carpet, linoleum, rubber and vinyl composition flooring are just a few examples of materials that will be considered. Minimize construction waste - Within the Twin Cities region all the major refuse and demolition contractors strive to sort and recycle discarded materials. Optimize maintenance and operations - Through the use of new technologies and materials the efficiency and operation of the buildings can be enhanced to minimize the use of nonrenewable resources. Operational efficiencies will be considered in the mechanical and electrical systems and weighed against first cost and long term payback. Wayzata Public Schools have a desire to investigate all of the above principles for project opportunities. The following are some of the current goals for the proposed projects: The changes to the site design as a result of these projects will follow best practices as coordinated with the governing jurisdictions. The new mechanical systems as part of any addition and mechanical system improvements as part of renovation will provide much improved indoor air quality and reduced noise level environments, as well as operate in a manner that will more effectively address those needs in an educational environment.

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15. A description of how the architects and engineers have considered the American National Standards Institute Acoustical Performance Criteria, Design Requirements and Guidelines for Schools of the maximum background noise level and reverberation times. Under this Deferred Maintenance and Improvements project, the following ANSI criteria will be considered. However the implementation of all of the criteria will be limited to the type of work that will be involved in the project. The ANSI criteria are concerned with addressing (4) key areas related to acoustical design: Room acoustics (dB ranges and reverberation times) Minimizing background noise from HVAC and Electrical systems Classroom sound isolation from interior and exterior sources Impact isolation for multi-story classroom facilities Acoustic design in Schools is achieved by: Appropriate exterior wall cavity design – In new construction it is typical to provide proper insulation, air space (in a brick and block building), and differing materials to allow for different sound transmissions to be reflected or absorbed by the wall design. Additionally, many of these methods provide protection from exterior environments and perform the added function as sound isolating elements. Under this Deferred Maintenance and Improvements project the only exterior walls that will be fully insulated and provide the functions listed above, will be any new wall construction. Minimizing sound transmission through interior partitions – provide insulation at the top of deck, with a minimum of one side of gypsum board carried to the top of deck. Continuously caulk along the top edge of the partition wall at the deck. At masonry walls, consider foam or sand filled cores. For operable walls, specify minimum STC rating requirements. Under this Deferred Maintenance and Improvements project only walls that will be added or modified as part of capital improvements will be improved to this extent. Minimizing reverberation times – provide variation in perimeter walls of rooms over 10,000 sf, and install acoustic isolation panels to accommodate additional absorption. Utilize acoustic ceiling tile and carpet for larger spaces. Performance based criteria for mechanical specifications – specify minimum standards for acoustic performance of HVAC systems including: System Components including low-velocity diffusers and fans Limit duct velocity in design and require the test and balance consultant to verify performance Provide sound attenuators in duct and air handling unit connections Locate VAV terminals above ceilings in common areas as opposed to above classrooms Provide vibration isolators at all equipment Summary: Wayzata Public Schools has a desire to investigate all of the above principles. Each of the above ideas may be incorporated to some degree into the design for the proposed project. The mechanical system will be designed to take into consideration the noise criteria established by the Minnesota Department of Education for classroom design.

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City Infrastructure - Any existing information from the relevant local unit of government about the cumulative costs to provide infrastructure to serve the school, such as utilities, sewer, roads, and sidewalks. Modifications to the Cities’ infrastructure is determined to be required as part of this project. High School Additions -

Extension of City water system to service the New Additions Development of additional on-site storm water management structures that are compatible with City and regional systems to service these additions. Development of access and roadway infrastructure that is designed in collaboration with City, County and State and compatible with current systems to service these additions. Development of trail and sidewalk infrastructure that is designed in collaboration with City and County and compatible with current City and County systems to service these additions.

New Elementary School -

Extension of City water system to service the New School Extension of City sanitary sewer system to service the New School Development of on-site storm water management structures that are compatible with City and regional systems to service this New School Development of access and roadway infrastructure that is designed in collaboration with City and County and compatible with current City and County systems to service this New School. Development of trail and sidewalk infrastructure that is designed in collaboration with City and County and compatible with current City and County systems to service this New School.

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