The Edmond Sun

Education

April 8, 2014

Final plans authorized for Frontier Elementary

EDMOND — The Edmond Board of Education unanimously approved final plans and authorized the bidding process for the phase two addition at Frontier Elementary School at Monday’s meeting.

Bret Towne, associate superintendent of general administration with Edmond Public Schools, said the new addition will include six classrooms, two of which will be safe rooms, a circulation pod, restrooms, storage and two additional rooms as alternates.

The project is expected to be completed in August 2015 and is estimated to cost $2 million.

Once the building is completed — after two more additional phases — the phase two addition will become the third grade classroom pod.

“Every other year we will be voting on a pod,” Towne said.

The pods will mirror each other and will include expanded classrooms sizes that are “8-9 percent larger than early childhood” classrooms, Towne said.

Towne said the center area of the elementary school will be “tied in together later” to ensure a more cohesive look.

Frontier Elementary School opened in August 2013 and is Edmond’s 16th grade school.

In other business, the school board also approved four project contracts.

Improvements for Edmond Memorial High School was awarded to the lowest bid with Downey Construction, which has successfully completed projects with Edmond Public Schools in the past.

W.L. McNatt, the lowest bidder, was awarded the contract for improvements to Orvis Risner Elementary School. Towne said the bid was slightly higher than previously estimated. However, there is no need to utilize reserve funds since other recent projects in the school district have come in under budget.

Improvements to the Edmond Public Schools Administrative Center was awarded to the lowest of the nine bidders, AC Owen Construction.

Air Engineering was awarded the contract to replace the boiler at Cimarron Middle School. Air Engineering was the lowest bid submitted.

 

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