City Schools of Decatur invites the community to discuss the needed capital improvements to accommodate the growing student population at Decatur High School and Renfroe Middle School. Please join us on August 14 at 6:30 PM in the Decatur High School Performing Arts Center and on August 19 at 6:30 PM in the Renfroe Middle School Library.Master Planning Work Sessions and ForumsDHS- Thursday 8/14 School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting at 5:00 PM (no public comment at SLT Worksession)DHS- Thursday 8/14 Community Forum at 6:30 PM (includes public comment time)RMS- Tuesday 8/19 School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting at 5:00 PM (no public comment at SLT Worksession)RMS- Tuesday 8/19 Community Forum at 6:30 PM (includes public comment time)
Presentation of Proposed Master Plans and Phase 1 ConceptsRMS – Wednesday 9/24 at 6:30 PMDHS – Thursday 9/25 at 6:30 PM
From Superintendent Phyllis Edwards’ June Updates email…
Master Planning for Renfroe Middle and Decatur High
Additionally, we are moving forward with the selection of an architectural firm for Renfroe Middle School and a design-build team for Decatur High School. When Decatur children return to school this August, you will see announcements for community input sessions on the Master Planning Project for the Middle School and the High School as we address the projected enrollment and continued growth.
The community is invited to take part in the discussion on August 14 at 6:30 PM in the Decatur High School Performing Arts Center and on August 19 at 6:30 PM in the Renfroe Middle School Library. We certainly hope you will join us in this process.
A recently published Request For Proposals put out by the City Schools of Decatur regarding the Decatur High School Expansion design process notes three separate community meetings later this year.
The first meeting is scheduled to take place in August during the programming phase. The second meeting in September/October would be to present three design options to the community. The third near the end of the year would include a design update to the community.
You can review the full schedule below.
DHS Project Delivery Process
RFP for Construction Management At-Risk / Design Build Services
Time Table: No less than 6 Months total Design and Pre-Construction time from Notice to Proceed.
Programming Phase (August, 2014) – Conduct Community Forums #1 (gain input from Community, SLT/Staff)
Conceptual Design Phase (September – October, 2014) Conduct Community Forums #2 at completion of this phase and show three options to Community, SLT/Staff)
- - Present options and community input to CSD Board for input and selection
Pre-Construction / Schematic Design Phase (November – December, 2014) Conduct Community Forums #3 at completion of this phase and present design update to Community, SLT/Staff)
- - Scope of work is fixed.
- - Construction Manager integrates his sub-contractors with their design team
- - Construction Packaging and Sequencing is developed and presented to CSD
Initial Construction Packaging / Design Development (December, 2014 – January, 2014)
- - At completion of this finalize Construction Packages / GMP and start construction on initial Construction Package (Foundations / Civil / Utilities)
- - Cost is Finalized – all trades finalize their costs
Construction / Construction Document Phase (February, 2015 – March 2016)
- - Complete remaining Construction Documents
- - Start and Complete Vertical Construction Packages
Here’s the announcement from DHS student Zoey Laird….
Decatur High School Earth Day Celebration
- When: April 19th 5pm- 7pm
- Where: DHS garden
- Who: DHS Garden Club, all money raised will support the student’s garden club.
- What: Come out to the DHS Garden for an Earth Day celebration! The evening will include live performances by Decatur students and food provided by no. 246. Help the DHS garden club maintain an environment for native plants and wildlife.
Cash donations to the garden accepted.
In case of rain: We will provide tents or a dry alternative.
The DHS Garden Club is a student-led effort that planted and maintained a pollinator garden honored by the National Wildlife Federation, EcoAddendum and Trees Atlanta.
Photo courtesy of UGA