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Butte School District K-8 Pre-Bond Planning, Safety & Security
Addition | Building Condition Report | Renovation
150,000 sf + 6 Elementary Schools
SMA partnered with Butte School District to develop a bond scope to address safety and security needs across the district’s six elementary schools including East Middle School.
Proposed safety and security measures included new secure vestibules at all seven schools, new clocks, bell paging systems tied into a district-wide security system, and access-control and door position switches at all exterior doors.
Vehicle and pedestrian circulation safety concerns were addressed at East Middle School and Emerson Elementary School.
A Team Effort
SMA facilitated a series of public meetings in order to gather public input, hear concerns and develop consensus regarding the scope of the proposed bond.
SMA partnered with Butte School District in an interactive bond campaign that included outreach through the news, social media, district website, and public meetings.
The integrated community-led bond campaign resulted in the bond passing by a large margin.
Additional Improvement Projects
Due to care management of bond funds by the school district, design team, and general contractor/construction manager, several other capital improvement projects were included within the scope of work including a classroom and library addition at Kennedy Elementary to replace two modular buildings damaged by heavy snow.
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