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New PTHS Project

Artist rendering of new front entrance
 
As we undertake this exciting project to build a new high school in our community, our goal is to provide district residents with the latest information regarding this project. We encourage everyone to become involved with this process by attending Buildings and Grounds School Board meetings, PTA Area Council Meetings or by visiting this website regularly for updates. 
 
On this page you will find links to the project history, to view past board meetings and to sign up for emails to stay informed as we move forward. 
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The timeline to build a new high school in our community is moving fast, but the history of the project goes back several years in the planning phases. Click here to learn more about how the decisions were made and what factors impacted where were are today. 
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As we move forward in the process, we'll share our progress visually with our online photo gallery. Click here to take a look. 

Project Milestones

July 1, 2017: PlanCon documents filed with the State for potential reimbursement
 
July 11, 2017: School Board enters into an agreement with Hayes Design to design a new high school on the Rolling Hills property
 
August 7, 2017: Booster and PTA officers attend work session to offer feedback on the designs.
 
August 9, 2017: Peters Township Police, Fire and EMS begin discussions with the District to review design and provide input.
 
August 14, 2017: Buildings and Grounds Work Session - School Board reviews design and community feedback; examines site plan and traffic pattern options provided by Hayes Design
 
August 15, 2017: High School teacher facilitators review the plans and compare to staff survey results (that outlined staff member needs for new facility) and prepare for meeting with entire High School staff.
 
August 22, 2017: The entire High School staff met by department to review the plans and make important decisions on classroom square footage, storage and other space considerations. 
 
August 31, 2017: Members of the High School student executive council had their first chance to review the schematic design and add their feedback. These students represent many different groups in our student body - class officers, ambassadors, thespians, National Honor Society, SADD, forensics, marching band and athletes.
 
September 11, 2017: School Board hires Reynolds Construction LLC as the construction manager for the high school project. 
 
November 16, 2017: Community Gallery Walk for more members of our community to view the plans and learn more about the project. The public could visit stations to see the plans, schematic renderings and project finances.
 
November 16, 2017: Act 34 Hearing 
 
March 19, 2018: Board approves the  advertisement of bids for the new High School project.
 
June 11, 2018: Board awards bid for the construction of the new Peters Township High School.
 
July 19, 2018: Groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site. 
 

Finances of the Project

Prior to moving forward on the new high school project, the Board of School Directors looked closely at their options. Estimates to renovate the current high school to meet the educational programming would be $77 million.  They also took the opportunity to examine all of the facilities in the District to be sure that they would be properly maintained over the next decade as well. Estimates for this maintenance were $24-34 million. 
 
In April, 2017, the Board authorized a potential bond issue of up to $80 million. No money was borrowed at that time, but the vote allows the Board flexibility to borrow before interest rates rise again this year as predicted.
 
In April 2017, the Board also authorized Hayes Design Group to complete the necessary paperwork to file PlanCon A & B with the State. This process may make it possible for the District to receive $8-10 million in refunds from the State for a new High School project. 
 
As Hayes begins the design process to narrow down the scope of a potential High School, the Board has directed the firm to keep the project in the $90 million range, with plans on how the school could be expanded in the future if necessary.
 
June 2018 Update:
At the June 11, 2018 Special Voting Meeting, the Board awarded construction bids for the following:
 
 General Contractor Nello Construction
 $47,842,600
 Site work Construction A. Liberoni, Inc. $5,944,342
 Plumbing Site Utility Murin & Murin, Inc.
 $1,244,110
 Casework Reed Associates $1,150,000
 Food Service Equipment 11400, INC. $909,500
 Fire Protection William T. Spaerer Co., Inc.  $940,000
 Plumbing Vrabel Plumbing Company, LLC $3,320,200
 HVAC Wayne Crouse, Inc. $10,590,000
 Electrical The Farfield Company $11,234,700
  TOTAL $83,175,452
 
 
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Related Documents
Submitted 7-1-2017 (state reimbursement related)
Appendix documents are available by contacting the District at belchers@pt-sd.org
Presented 5-22-17
From the June 2017 issue of InPeters Township Magazine
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Peters Township School District
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Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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