State High Project

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  • Updated website format highlights key information

    The State High Project website is evolving to better deliver timely information about construction, parking, traffic, project milestones and other news of interest. The familiar District template allows us to better highlight key topics now that the construction phase of the project has begun. If you have feedback about the website, please complete our comment form. Thank you!

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  • High School Project 90% Design Review
    You're Invited!

    Tuesday, June 16, 6 p.m.
    at the High School North auditorium
    Please note: the design review will take place at the High School North auditorium, because construction will be underway at the High School South building.

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  • Project updates: May 18, 2015 Board Meeting

    • At its May 18 meeting, the State College Area School District Board of Directors approved giving district administrators the authority to make qualified field changes amounting up to $19,400 during the State High Project construction.

    • Board members approved the receipt of PlanCon Part E, Design Development, and PlanCon Part F, Construction Documents-Phased Bidding. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has approved both sets of documents.

    • The latest base project cost estimate from Crabtree Rohrbaugh & Associates, shared May 4, is $117,486,591, or 2.16 percent over the $115 million referendum budget. Here is a full breakdown of the estimate, including a list of current bid alternates.

    • The district will hold a State High Project 90 Percent Design Review for the public at 6 p.m. June 16 in the North Building auditorium.
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  • Project updates: May 11, 2015 Board Meeting

    • At a special meeting May 11, the State College Area School District Board of Directors voted 8-1 to accept the 60 percent design plans. Board member Laurel Zydney cast the opposing vote.

    • The Board’s approval advances the design process to the 90 percent phase, which is scheduled to end July 13. The project’s bid phase is scheduled for July 29-Aug. 25, with Sept. 16 the expected bid day.

    • The Board also voted unanimously to support redesigns in the performing arts and athletics/physical education areas of the South Building, as well as additions to the auditorium design, including acoustical shells and enhancements to the lighting and stage rigging systems.

    • Another Board approval removed a planned $1.3 million North Building kitchen for the Delta Program and District Food Services from the base bid budget and made it a bid alternate. The vote was 8-1 with Board member Jim Pawelczyk opposing. While the kitchen is seen as necessary, the shift will give the district more flexibility if project bids are unfavorable, allowing for the possibility that it could be constructed through a separate capital campaign.

    • A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. May 14 on the South Building grounds beside O’Bryan Lane.

    • Here is the latest 60 percent budget estimate.

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  • Project Partners

    Municipal Advisors: NW Financial Group, LLC

    Construction is underway, and the project is expected to be complete in 2018.

    A construction management team will be on the high school campus for the duration of the project.

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