School Board Meeting Highlights: Fairview Elem Remodel Scope Of Work Changing

Española Valley Public School Board meeting Thursday, May 6. VDP image

School Board Meeting Highlights:
Fairview Elem Remodel Scope Of Work Changing

ESPAÑOLA – On Thursday evening the Española Public School Board met for a regular meeting at the Carlos F. Vigil Middle School.

The School Board took time during the evening to honor Abiquiu chess club and to recognize the high school’s JRROTC program, Major Mark Gonzales and his students.

Among the work items discussed the Board adopted a school calendar for the 2015-16 school year and received an update on construction projects slated to be completed in time for the new school year.

The Board received updates from Clay Simmons on both Fairview elementary and Los Niños Kindergarten construction projects. Mr. Simmons reported that the Los Niños project is ahead of schedule and currently under budget.

Fairview elementary however has run into some delays around the multipurpose room which will serve as the cafeteria and gym. This section is behind schedule and will not be ready when the school opens in August. The district is planning to bring meals in to the students until the multipurpose room is completed, sometime before October 1.

In addition, Acting Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez toured the Fairview site on Monday and recommended to the board that the new computer lab be relocated next to the library/multi-media center to better facilitate instructional purposes.  This alteration will necessitate a change order and the district is working with the contractor to determine the cost for a revised scope of work. Up to this point the Fairview Elementary project has been projected to come in at or near budget.

The Board then voted to go into closed executive session to discuss possible projects at Hernandez Elementary, Abiquiu Elementary, the old middle school property and personnel matters.  Check back soon for in depth articles on the Abiquiu elementary and middle school properties