The District Standards have been updated. Click on the links below to view.
The Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) is re-engaging processes to update the comprehensive Long Range Facility Master Plan. This current draft includes information from community meetings, school site meetings, District-wide on-line survey data, current education adequacy review by consultants, condition assessment of existing buildings and technology. The SUHSD vision for completing the update to the 10 year Long Range Facility Master Plan is to engage the stakeholders to attend a round of community meetings starting in October 2015.
The Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) is asking the stakeholders to provide insight to their schools in the District. Stakeholders’ insight to their schools are the key cornerstone to a successful Long Range Master Plan for the next 10 years. We understand that stakeholders are in contact with the schools everyday and hold the greatest knowledge and understanding of the needs of their schools.
Stakeholders’ attendance at the community meetings are for stakeholder voices to be heard by the District, so we can better serve you.
The locations and dates for the community meetings in your Region are listed below:
Meetings are scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at each host site.
Schools and Board of Trustee Representative: Frank A. Tarantino
Schools and Board of Trustee Representative: Kevin J. Pike
Schools and Board of Trustee Representative: Nicholas Segura
Schools and Board of Trustee Representative: Arturo Solis
Schools and Board of Trustee Representative: Paula Hall
Each month the District’s Board of Trustees updates the Capital Facilities Financing Plan (currently it is agenda item M-1 each month). Consultant items related to construction are usually item M-2 and Change Orders (if any) are usually item M-3. The current CFFP can be found on BoardDocs as Agenda Item M-1.
Proposition O was passed by the voters in 2006 and will provide $644 million for renovation of all schools in the district. Phase 1 will combine $180 million from Prop O Bond Sale 1 with $15.0 million from remaining Prop BB funds and $61.7 million in state funding to renovate the first 10 schools (and a number of small projects). Click here for the Prop O website.
With the addition of more than $147 million in state matching funds bringing renovation funds up to $334.6 million, the planning department completed 22 separate projects at 19 schools.
Prop BB is complete and the last $15 million in funding was rolled over into Prop O.
Closeout of all Prop BB projects is also part of the Prop O work.
Through the successful execution of Sweetwater’s rapidly increased construction schedule, the Project Management Team has been able to implement a third round of summer sprint projects not previously anticipated. These additional modernization projects will be funded from interest money and the savings accrued from the low change order rate on previous projects. The Summer Sprint 2007 Projects, will take place at Bonita Vista Middle School, Castle Park Middle School, Granger Junior High School, Hilltop Middle School, and Southwest Middle School. These projects are scheduled to be completed in time for the 2007 fall semester.
The summer sprint program has been a contributing factor to accelerating Proposition BB work. It has enabled Sweetwater to both start and complete construction while students and staff were on summer break, thereby saving on costly relocatable classrooms to temporarily house students and staff, and resulting in fewer distractions during school hours.
Final work on Proposition BB is approaching an end. The work performed over the last 6 years (2001 – 2007) has allowed Sweetwater to complete its plan a full 11 years ahead of schedule. 30 modernization and growth projects have been achieved at 22 school sites with over 71% of hard costs (bricks and mortar) having been installed.
Sweetwater having been recognized as a finalist for the “Golden Watch Dog Award,” an honor given by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association for fiscal responsibility, continues to strive to meet efficient use of public funds. Change orders have been incredibly low, percentages at less than 4½%, as apposed to the 7-10% range for industry standard.
Through efforts to support the development and growth of local, small, emerging, and disabled-veteran owned business enterprises, (L/S/E/DVBE), the Board of Trustees approved an Outreach Program at the September 2005 Board Meeting. Sixty-five percent of construction contracts have been awarded to local firms and 8.4% of outreach from small, emerging, DVBE businesses has been achieved. Thirtyeight percent of construction contracts have been awarded to minority or women-owned businesses.
Past, Current, and Future Summer Sprint projects are listed in italics.
Thank you for your interest, patience and support while we transform Sweetwater’s facilities infrastructure into 21st century learning environments throughout our growing district.