Hart District to select new board member, review building project

The William S. Hart Union High School District. Dan Watson/The Signal
The William S. Hart Union High School District. Dan Watson/The Signal
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A new board member will be provisionally appointed at the beginning of tonight’s William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board meeting.

A total of five candidates—TimBen Boydston, Kenneth Dean, Cherise Moore, Hilary Schardein and Teresa Todd—are still in the running to become the Trustee Area 3 Governing Board member.

The board will publicly conduct interviews, discuss candidates and cast their votes to appoint a community member to fill resigned board member Rob Hall’s seat until December 2018.

The chosen Santa Clarita resident will take the Oath of Office at the beginning of the board’s following meeting April 19.

New building

During Wednesday’s meeting, board members will also hear a presentation about a potential two-story modular building at Hart High School.

Officials from Lundgren Management will share information with board members about the financial savings in building a two-story traditional classroom and a two-story modular building.

According to the meeting agenda, the modular building will save the district nearly $3.5 million, going down from of $17.58 million to $14.1 million, and will take half the time to complete, from two years to one year.

The two-story building will include 22 classrooms, student restrooms, a staff workroom, a staff restroom and an athletic storage room.  The project will also add two tennis courts, reconfigure parking, resurface the upper field basketball courts and add new access and walkway to the upper fields.

Architect Flewelling & Moody worked with Lundgren Management, district staff and Hart High School administration to create the preliminary design for the building.

Representatives from Flewelling & Moody will also present its architectural services proposal for the two-story modular building, two tennis courts and related site work during the board meeting.

The architecture firm was selected to prepare Division of State Architect (DSA) approved plans for the sitework and modular building.

The firm’s proposal and plans are expected to cost $558,200 plus $25,000 in reimbursable expenses.

Waste disposable is another item on the agenda.

Waste agreement

Board members are also expected to review and approve a new waste management services agreement with USA Waste of California Inc.

The corporation was selected following a public bidding process with fellow bidders Consolidated Disposal Service LLC and Burrtec Waste Industries Inc.

It was the lowest bidder at $185,233.  The contract with the company is expected to begin April 1, 2017 and continue until March 31, 2020.

Additional Agenda Items:

  • Hear presentation and proposal from Signal Multimedia Publisher Chuck Champion to put Strivecast cameras and equipment in each of the comprehensive high school gyms and football fields
  • Reimburse developer security payments to Synergy-Brookfield LLC due to Community Facilities District special tax bonds issuance
  • Adopt recommended textbook/instructional materials of “myPerspectives” for high school English for the 2017-18 schoolyear
  • Approve agreement with American Fidelity Administrative Services, LLC for Affordable Care Act-related employee time and eligibility tracking services, as well as employer reporting services
  • Approve agreement with Prudential Overall Supply for uniforms and related services for district’s maintenance, operations and grounds (M&O) programs, transportation and warehouse employees
  • Approve Basic Services Agreement with the Santa Clarita Community College District (SCCCD) to provide funding for bus transportation for continuing education field trips
  • Approve agreement with Eagle One Protection for security alarm monitoring services at the District Copy Center
  • Approve notice of completion for the Shade Structure Installation project at Bowman, Canyon, Golden Valley, La Mesa, Placerita, Saugus, Sequoia, Sierra Vista and West Ranch

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