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Facilities and Operations Department Update – September 2019

Mill Creek K-8 Conversion Project

Opened August 2019

  • 626 Total Student Stations
  • 37,388 sf 2-story, 19-Classroom Building
  • 22,782 sf Gymnasium & Band Building
  • Architect of Record: SchenkelShultz Architecture
  • Contractor: W & J Construction Corporation
  • Project Manager: Dennis Ramharry
  • Constructed to Green Building Standards

Mill Creek Academy Remodel & Dining Expansion

  • Media Center Remodel
  • Administrative Area Remodel
  • Dining/Kitchen Expansion
  • Architect of Record: SchenkelShultz Architecture
  • Project Manager: Dennis Ramharry
  • Constructed to Green Building Standards

Liberty Pines Academy Classroom Addition

2020-2021 School Year Opening

  • 440 Total Student Stations
  • 31,400 sf 2-story, 20-Classroom Building
  • Constructed to Green Building Standards
  • Architect of Record: Harvard Jolly Architecture
  • Contractor: D.J. Haycook Construction Company


Ketterlinus Elementary School

Single Point of Entry Improvements


M. K. Rawlings Elementary School

Single Point of Entry Improvements


Osceola Elementary School

Single Point of Entry Improvements


R. B. Hunt Elementary School

Covered P.E. Area and Restrooms


Summer Roofing Projects

  • Bartram Trail High School
  • Pedro Menendez High School
  • PVPV/Rawlings Elementary School
  • Gamble Rogers Middle School
  • Switzerland Point Middle School
  • Landrum Middle School

New School Construction

  • Two new K-8 Schools currently under construction in Nocatee (Palm Valley Academy) and Aberdeen (Freedom Crossing Academy) are scheduled to open for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • The approval of the half-cent sales surtax initiative has fully funded the construction of Freedom Crossing Academy and partially funded the construction of Palm Valley Academy.
  • Each 190,000 square foot building is comprised of 73 classrooms and provides 1,496 additional student stations to the district.
  • All classrooms are utilizing the latest audio and visual enhancement technology to include 75” interactive touch screen panels.
  • The cooling system for these schools uses the latest technology including a thermal energy ice storage system which allows for lower energy costs.
  • Freedom Crossing Academy is being built to meet requirements to serve as an emergency shelter.

Construction Projects at Existing Schools

  • Plans for dining additions at Patriot Oaks Academy and Switzerland Point Middle School are underway and are scheduled for a 2018-2019 school year opening.
  • The approximately 3,000 square foot addition at Switzerland Point Middle School includes minor renovations to the existing dining room and the addition of a new serving line.
  • Patriot Oaks Academy’s dining addition will utilize the design used for the dining addition at Valley Ridge Academy, with minor modifications that will decrease cost and increase usable floor space.
  • The 60,000 s.f., 510 student station classroom building addition at Allen D. Nease High School was completed in time for a successful 2017-2018 school year opening.
  • Pod renovations and additional site improvements to include athletic and multipurpose field expansion and reconfiguration are currently underway.
  • Allen D. Nease High School security improvements are underway and are fully funded by the half-cent sales surtax initiative.

Allen D. Nease High School Expansion

  • The classroom building addition at Allen D. Nease High School is approximately 60,000 s.f. and adds 510 student stations to a growing school campus.
  • The classroom building addition was completed in time for a successful 2017-2018 School Year opening.
  • The new expanded student parking lot, which provides an additional 97 student parking spaces, opened on August 21, 2017.

Picolata Crossing Elementary School Opens for the 2017-2018 School Year

  • Picolata Crossing Elementary School, a two-story elementary school in the World Golf Village area, had a successful 2017-2018 school year opening.
  • This 110,000 s.f. building is comprised of 43 classrooms and provides 871 additional student stations to the district.
  • All classrooms are utilizing the latest audio and visual enhancement technology to include 70 inch Interactive Touch Screen Panels.
  • The school’s cooling system uses the latest technology including a thermal energy ice storage system which allows for lower energy costs.

Facilities & Construction Highlights

  • Over the last 12 years we have executed the on-time and within budget completion of 12 new schools and 12 school/classroom expansions. Our average change order rate for all construction projects is commendably less than 2%.
  • The two new K-8 Schools currently under construction in the Nocatee (“KK”) and Aberdeen (“LL”) areas are scheduled to open for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • The approval of the half-cent sales surtax initiative has fully funded the construction of K-8 School “LL” and partially funded the construction of K-8 School “KK”.
  • “Topping Out” ceremonies were recently held at each site to celebrate the construction progress thus far.
  • Together both schools will provide 2,992 additional student stations to the District when complete.

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