Projects & Purchases Timeline

Bond and Mill Projects and Purchases Timeline
Posted on 11/29/2017
Feb. 19, 2019 - Palisade High School dedicates bond-funded gym, locker rooms, and training room.

Jan. 17, 2019
- Dual Immersion Academy dedicates bond-funded gym, music room, and cafeteria annex.

Summer 2018
- First round of school security and maintenance projects begins. Find projects by school listed in this link.

May 25, 2018
- Dual Immersion Academy breaks ground on new gym.  

May 24, 2018
- Palisade High School breaks ground on new gym.

May 17, 2018
- Public Open House shows off Dual Immersion gym design.

April 4, 2018 - Public Open House shows off new Orchard Mesa Middle School design.

April 3, 2018
- Blythe Group + co. presents the preliminary design for new Orchard Mesa Middle School to the Board of Education.

Jan. 31, 2018 - The district placed its bonds ($118.5 million) on the market, and all sold within a day at an interest rate of 3.46%.

 Jan. 11, 2018 - FCI selected as general contractor for new Orchard Mesa Middle School building.

Jan. 11, 2018 - Asset Engineering Limited selected as general contractor for Palisade High auxiliary gym.

Jan. 11, 2018 - PNCI Construction chosen as general contractor for Dual Immersion Academy gym.

Dec. 5, 2017 - Chamberlin Architects selected to design Palisade High auxiliary gym and Dual Immersion Academy gym. 

Dec. 1, 2017 - D51 signs contract with Blythe Group + Co. to be the architect for the new Orchard Mesa Middle School. 

Nov. 7, 2017 - Voters say yes to Measures 3A and 3B.

When will the projects/purchases funded by the 2017 bond and mill levy override happen?

Construction and maintenance projects funded by the bond measure will begin in 2018. Students will remain in Orchard Mesa Middle School, on the north side of the school property, while the new school is constructed on the south side of the school property. Students will move into the new building in 2019 - either during second semester of the 2018-19 school year or when school starts in 2019-20. 

The large volume of maintenance projects at all priority levels means not all projects can be done immediately. Projects will be spread over time, with those in highest priority being completed first. Construction start dates have not yet been selected for gym construction at Palisade High School and Dual Immersion Academy.

Additional calendar days will be introduced in 2018-19. A new 2018-19 calendar was re-adopted on March 6, 2018.

Technology upgrades will begin in the summer of 2018, which will allow Technology Department staff to set up and install new devices before students return to school. Curriculum and educator training purchases are currently being researched.
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