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Facilities Department

What we do

The primary concern of the Facilities Department is for the safety, reliability, condition, efficiency, and use of district facilities.  Evergreen Public Schools’ Facilities department is comprised of multiple departments, including: Maintenance, Project Management, Custodial Services, and Building Rentals.

Goals

  • Decrease maintenance expenses

  • Control the rate of deterioration

  • Minimize failure of building systems

  • Reduce operating costs

  • Protect our capital investment

  • Increase productivity

  • Increase safety and security

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Long Range Facilities Planning

Evergreen Public Schools has undergone a comprehensive process to strategically plan facilities to meet current and future needs of our community.  The Long Range Facility Planning process involved multiple stakeholders, including local citizens, community partners, school district board of directors, school administrators, staff, and students, as well as architects, engineers, and construction professionals.  Implementation of any major building program is contingent upon public understanding and support, so it is essential that the community be fully informed of the needs and the plans to meet the needs. 

 

Facilities Planning Task Force

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What is the process?

 

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FACILITIES ASSESSMENT

Comprehensive facilities assessment, including the age and condition of each facility, building characteristics, safety and security, enrollment/growth, and special populations was used to prioritize replacement schools, deferred maintenance, capital renewal, health and safety upgrades, and code issues.

 

 


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ENROLLMENT PROJECTIONS

Demographic data, population projections and projected economic growth and development was studied to anticipate needs for the next 10 years

 

 

 


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MINOR PROJECTS

Educational adequacy: Between May and October, facilities staff and LSW Architects gathered input from nearly 200 stakeholders in 36 schools and departments across the district to determine how current facilities contribute to or detract from the ability to execute the educational plan. Ad Hoc committees consisted of principals, certificated and classified staff, and parents. A comprehensive list of building improvement projects as a result this input can be seen here

 


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SCHOOL PLANNING

A great deal of work has gone into planning the new elementary school template, starting with a Symposium in May with over 65 stakeholders. A Core Team continues to meet regularly to refine the ideas that came out of the symposium.

 

 

 


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FURNITURE PILOT

In order to help the district and align classroom space with personalized learning in all schools, Evergreen Public Schools is working with a design consultant on a multi-phase furniture pilot that will engage staff and students, test assumptions, and help us make strategic decisions as we move forward.

 

 


Request for placement on Small Works Roster

RCW 28A.335.190 provides that school districts may establish a small works roster of qualified contractors, who wish to receive project information and be considered for performing work on public works projects estimated to cost less than $300,000. As of June 1, 2015, Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington (MRSC) will maintain Evergreen School District’s small public works and consultant rosters. To be eligible to work on Small Works Roster projects for small construction related or small engineering/architectural projects, you will need to apply for free at www.mrscrosters.org and select Evergreen School District in your application.  If you have questions about the MRSC Rosters registration process, please contact Taira Anderson, MRSC Rosters Coordinator at (206) 436-3798 or tanderson@mrsc.org In order to qualify, the following requirements must be met: 

  • Must be a registered contractor in the State of Washington.
  • Be able to provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance showing the District as additional insured if awarded a project.
  • Must provide a Performance Bond if required by the project.
  • Must comply with Washington State Prevailing Wage requirements.
  • Must comply with federal, state, and local laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.
  • Before award of a public works contract, a bidder shall submit a signed statement verifying that the bidder is in compliance with the responsible bidder criteria requirement.

For any additional questions, interested parties may contact the Facilities department at (360) 604-4077, or the Maintenance Department at (360) 604-1010. 

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