San Rafael City Schools’ bond program, comprised of $108 million to fund updates to our elementary and middle schools and $161 million for our high schools, was generously approved by San Rafael voters in November 2015.
Over the next eight years, the bond program will provide much needed capital improvements to our facilities, and includes significant funding directed at creating safe, innovative learning environments and instructional technology to support 21st Century learning. Additional classrooms, labs and equipment will reduce overcrowding in our schools and will meet the growing demand for hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) classes.
SRCS is refreshing its District standards, known as Education Specifications (Ed Specs), to serve as foundation for the Bond Program and ensure that our facilities are serving our education program. Ed Specs are guidelines that describe how buildings and classrooms can support teaching and learning. Click the headline to learn more.
Members of the Capital Facilities Team regularly make updates to the Board of Education at their open public meetings and study sessions. The updates often include information and details on the general program; budget; design progress; contracts; construction updates and more. Click the headline to learn more.
The Program Management team, Van Pelt Construction Services, for SRCS’ Bond Program publishes monthly progress reports to share detailed and up-to-date information on several components of the bond work, including: budget, schedule, task list, current status and more for each project. Click the headline to learn more.
SRCS is using Colbi Technologies’ Account-Ability software to give the District the tools it needs to plan and build our multi-year Bond Program with multiple funding sources while working with our accounting team. Account-Ability is the only software built specifically for school building programs. Click the headline to learn more.
After a nine-month development and review process, San Rafael City Schools has prepared a final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed expansion and reconstruction at the San Rafael High School campus. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires that the District conduct environmental review of the project, which has the potential to result in physical change in the environment. Click the headline to learn more and to download the final EIR.
In August 2016, the SRCS Board of Education approved the pool of available and prequalified architectural firms to perform comprehensive design services on selected projects within the Measure A and B Programs. Click the headline to learn about the selected firms.
San Rafael City Schools is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed expansion and reconstruction at the San Rafael High School campus located at 185 Mission Avenue. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires that the District conduct environmental review of the project, which has the potential to result in physical change in the environment. Click the headline to learn more and to download the NOP.
Following an extensive search and interview process, the Board of Education approved the hiring of Van Pelt Construction Services in June 2016 to guide the eight-year program. Through their program management services, VPCS will work in collaboration with District staff, architects, contractors and consultants in all phases of construction for the $269 million improvement program. Click the headline to learn more.
In April 2016, following months of community workshops and conversations on improving our school facilities, the Board of Education took action on several key elements of the bond program, including adopting the program maps and the first phase of implementation. Click the headline to learn more.