Work began Monday on Carson High School’s stadium turf resurfacing and track improvement project, with the turf removed before noon. The project is expected to be complete by August. (Photo: Jessica Garcia/Nevada Appeal)
Carson City School District is moving ahead with several capital projects this summer ranging from campus expansions to athletic facility improvements.
Director of Operations Services Mark Korinek provided an update to the Board of Trustees in May on the most recent revision to the Capital Improvements Plan highlighting four major developments that are or will be active in the next few months or beyond.
The plan constantly reflects work from six years ago. Construction costs have escalated, impacting certain priorities, for example, the potential purchase of the former Capital Christian Church property at 1600 Snyder Ave., which also remains represented on the CIP, Korinek noted.
And notably this past year, the pandemic, too, had an effect on CCSD’s plan for its capital projects.
“COVID put a big delay (on these projects),” Korinek said at the May 25 meeting, going on to describe its biggest projects of significance this summer.
The largest project is the Eagle Valley Middle School expansion project, adding 23,000 square feet to the campus with 10 classrooms, two STEM labs, office and workroom space, restrooms and storage areas, and an existing SMART lab will be moved. The project begins Monday with a planned completion date for July 2022. The anticipated budget is approximately $14 million. The district hired CORE Construction as the contractor.
The Eagle Valley Middle School expansion includes the addition of two STEM labs in its facilities. Provided by Carson City School District
Carson High School’s turf resurfacing and track improvement project is scheduled to start Monday with planned completion for Aug. 13. The original turf was installed 13 years ago, and Korinek said the district has been “lucky and successful” with its maintenance.In two days’ time, it’s been stripped, which was “unbelievable,” he said. The sub-base looks good, he added, and the plan is to trench and increase the field’s sprinkler system.“In the turf, which sits around the edge and pops up and when we cool down, it’s 100 degrees out there and (the players) are doing practices, you need to turn down the sprinklers occasionally,” he said.
Work began Monday on Carson High School’s stadium turf resurfacing and track improvement project, with the turf removed before noon. The project is expected to be complete by August. Jessica Garcia/Nevada Appeal
The end zones are about 3 feet higher than the track, and those will be graded down to a safer level with the addition of new goal posts. New turf will be installed by Aug. 13 to allow teams to start practicing for about a week or two before games start.The project itself had been on the list for five years, he said, and budgeted for about $1 million with the cost coming in at about $850,000.“We’re feeling good about it,” he said. “It’ll be an improvement with multicolored greens on the field and ‘Carson Senators’ in the end zone. It’ll look quite modern.”
Roofing at Bordewich Bray Elementary School is on the list as well. Five years ago, Korinek said, the district contracted with a roofing and paving concrete consultant to evaluate its campus roofs and parking lots and determined what needed the most work done in order of priority. Korinek said a plan was developed to determine what could be to extend the life of the surfaces.
Last year, Bordewich’s multipurpose room roof, a metal roof that now is damaged through normal wear and tear from age and weather, came up as a priority for this year.
“We’re going to tear the roof off and replace it with composition-style roofing and soffits all the around,” Korinek said. “That project starts on the 28th of June and we intend to be done by Aug. 8.”
It’s originally budgeted for $350,000, with the contractor Ponderosa estimating it for $320,000, but there is damaged sheeting and plywood potentially needed because of certain gaps in the project, Korinek said.
The project should not affect summer school, he said. Summer school continues through June 30. The back of the campus will not be accessible for the duration of the project with expected completion for August before returning teachers come back, Korinek said.
Another project is to renovate the district administration office at 1402 W. King St. and adds approximately 1,000 square feet to the facility. The space will accommodate CCSD’s Educational Services staff, storage and copy room and allow heating, ventilation and air conditioning improvements on the west side. Korinek said new duct work and ceiling tile improvements are needed.
Staff working in the building have been or are currently moving into the Professional Development Center at 604 W. Musser St. as of this past Monday. Construction is expected to last through November.
The facility, which typically receives human resources visits for hiring purposes, long has needed the work, with phase one of the project completed in 2005 on the east side of the building that houses the fiscal services and technology departments.
Korinek and district spokesman Dan Davis said while Superintendent Richard Stokes, always ensuring the majority of the district’s capital projects dollars went to improving school sites, said it was time to give the office some “nourishing” and a facelift.