Waukee Community School District’s 10-year Facility and Financial Plan was created to help map our future growth and development. It includes detailed plans to manage the District’s facility and infrastructure needs, financial health, and enrollment projections. We believe this plan is an intentional, strategic shift to a longer-term, systemic approach to facility planning.

Key Highlights:

  • Great things continue to happen in Waukee and that includes continued increases in enrollment.
  • Provides a map for new facilities as well as support for existing facilities through 10-year planning that also addresses finances, boundary work, and staffing.
  • Equity in infrastructure across our schools is a priority, as is the access of students to technology.
  • Based on current financial, enrollment projections this vision contains shifts in approaches of our maturing district.

 

10-year Facility Plan Timeline

WCSD 10 Year Facility & Financial Plan Update July 2020Click to expand

On January 13, 2020, the District’s 10-year Facility and Financial Plan was presented to the Board of Education. This preliminary plan was the culmination of several months of work, guided by the expectations of the Board that we have a facility plan going forward that addresses both new facility needs and support for the buildings that exist in our district.  The Board of Education approved this plan as a framework to move forward on January 27, 2020.

WCSD 10 Year Facility & Financial Plan Presentation

Timberline improvements will include a second competition outdoor athletic facility available for district use.

  • Multi-purpose field turf, seating, lighting, concessions, and storage additions

Prairieview improvements will include a comprehensive fitness/weight room comparable to Timberline to support curricular and extracurricular programming such as PE and wrestling needs.

Brookview and Eason Elementary improvements will include providing equity by adding 4-6 rooms at each building. Possible room additions include:

  • Band Room
  • Computer Lab
  • Classrooms: office space, general education, and specialized programming
  • Parking additions

VMLC (Vince Meyer Learning Center)- Pre-K and office improvements will include the following:

  • 34,000 square foot (20 classrooms) addition to centralize preschool 
  • 8,100 square foot addition for IT (Information  Technology) and Community Education Departments
  • Demolition of existing IT building and storage

Sugar Creek Elementary will be located in the SW corner of our school district boundary. This will be our seventh elementary school with our standard footprint, however, the footprint has been updated to have more early childhood rooms for future flexibility.

We recognize the need in our community based on current activities and utilization.

  • Need to consider free-standing vs. attached to a building
  • Building to meet the needs of our curricular and extracurricular activities
  • Interested in external partners

The district plans to add a middle-level building that will initially be used for grades 6-7. The district will have the flexibility to use the building as a 6th-8th or 6th-9th grade if needed as we monitor growth in our district.

The timing of this addition will be impacted by student enrollment and meeting the needs of students. 2024 would be the earliest target date to open. The additions would include:

  • Consideration for expanded programming related to career and technical education
  • Career Center concept to serve our community

The district plans to add a middle-level building that will initially be used for grades 8-9. The district will have the flexibility to use the building as a 6th-8th or 6th-9th grade if needed as we monitor growth in our district.


Land and Boundary Timeline

WCSD 10 Year Facility & Financial Plan Update July 2020 (1)Click to expand

The district will need to purchase land for new facilities to keep up with enrollment growth. We anticipate purchasing land as follows:

  • Pool and Middle-Level building in 2020
  • Middle-Level building in 2021
  • Elementary #11 in 2021
  • Elementary #12 in 2025

When Waukee Community School District opens a new facility current boundaries are reviewed and adjusted. K-12 boundaries will be updated in 2020, 6th-9th grade boundaries will be updated in 2022, Elementary boundaries will be updated in 2024.

  • The boundary for Elementary #10 will likely impact the high school boundaries. 
  • The goal is for elementary #11 and #12 to balance north and south feeder systems
  • The district plans to maintain a complete elementary feeder system, this means if you know your elementary school you will know your high school. 
  • Because there will be three middle-level buildings feeding two high schools, the middle-level feeder system will be incomplete. This means students in a middle-level building could attend different high schools, but will still follow their elementary feeder system plan.  

Progress

These projects will further enhance our already high standards for facilities and learning environments for staff, students, and families. The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. Please be careful and avoid construction areas. We ask that you follow all detour and/or traffic signage.

Brookview Elementary – Addition

  • Project is approximately 91% completed
  • Contractor is working on final interior punchlist items.
  • Sidewalks and landscaping are being installed. 

Northwest High School – New Construction 

  • NWHS Entire Site Video – 4/30/2021
  • Project is approximately 95% completed
  • Partial occupancy has been obtained for summer athletic camps
  • Contractor is working on interior and exterior punchlist items
  • Furniture and equipment is being delivered and installed throughout

Sugar Creek Elementary – New Construction 

  • Project is approximately 57% completed
  • Exterior site work is continuing – utilities, grading, parking lots & driveways
  • Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing system rough-ins are continuing
  • Windows are being installed

VMLC Preschool/Office – Addition

  • Project is approximately 78% completed
  • Interior finishes and cabinetry are being installed throughout office areas
  • Windows and exterior wall coverings (cast stone & metal panels) installation is wrapping up
  • Carpet is being installed throughout

Prairieview School – Addition

  • Project is complete
  • Permanent Certificate of Occupancy has been issued by the City of Waukee

Eason Elementary – Addition

  • Project is approximately 44% completed
  • Brick veneer installation is nearing completion
  • Fire sprinkler riser installation is nearly complete
  • Gymnasium floor is being prepped for new wood finish
  • Parking lot has been demolished and installation of new parking lot utilities and grading has started

Timberline Stadium Improvements – Phase #2

  • Project is approximately 28% completed
  • Major groundwork is complete and concrete curbing is being installed
  • New security fencing poles are being installed
  • Turf installation on Field #4 will begin next week
  • Concession stand masonry walls are completed and interior framing will start next week

Middle School #5 – New Construction 

  • Construction project awarded to Larson Construction Company Inc
  • A preconstruction meeting will be scheduled soon
  • Estimated completion date of fall 2023.

WCSD Aquatics Facility – New Construction 

  • In design with RDG Planning & Design; Bids in Nov 2021
  • Schematic designs are in development
  • Estimated completion date of 2023.

Douglas Parkway Extension New Road Construction (½ Mile)

  • Project is approximately 2% complete
  • Paving and utilities at stratford Drive is completed
  • Grading has begun for the majority of Douglas Parkway

WHS Fire Alarm Replacement

  • Tri-City Electric began replacing wiring and fire alarm devices this week
  • This work will continue through mid-August

WHS Tennis Court Resurfacing

  • Project is approximately 67% complete
  • New concrete and surface repairs are complete
  • Surface base coat has been applied
  • Tennis court in-bound color has been applied (purple)
  • Court surrounding area color to be installed next week (grey)

WHS Roof Replacement

  • Project was awarded to Hopkins Roofing and is planned to begin June 23rd

WHS-PVS Paving Improvements

  • Project was awarded to All Star Concrete LLC
  • Parking lot light removal and paving demolition began this week

2021 Playground Improvements Maple Grove, Woodland Hills, & Waukee Elementary

  • Mulch removal and playground equipment adjustments are planned to begin this week at Waukee Elementary

Brookview Elementary – Addition

  • Project is approximately 75% completed
  • Both additions are fully enclosed
  • Exterior brickwork is finishing up
  • Interior finishes are starting to be installed

Northwest High School – New Construction 

  • NWHS Entire Site Video – 3/16/2021
  • Project is approximately 90% completed
  • Exterior site work and landscaping is getting completed
  • Interior finishes are being installed throughout
  • Equipment and fixtures are being installed
  • Punchlist inspections are occurring and are scheduled for the next month

Sugar Creek Elementary – New Construction 

  • Project is approximately 40% completed
  • Exterior site work is resuming
  • Interior walls are being framed and drywalled
  • Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing system rough-ins are continuing

VMLC Preschool/Office – Addition

  • Project is approximately 50% completed
  • Drywall is being installed throughout
  • Windows and exterior wall coverings are being installed
  • Interior finishes are starting to be installed in some areas

Prairieview School – Addition

  • Project is substantially complete
  • Temporary Certificate of Occupancy was issued by the City of Waukee
  • Fitness equipment is scheduled to be installed in mid-April

Eason Elementary – Addition

  • Project is approximately 25% completed
  • Precast concrete roof has been installed
  • Underground utilities are installed
  • Interior floor and storm shelter roof are being prepped for concrete

Timberline Stadium Improvements – Phase #2

  • The contractor has been determined and a pre-construction meeting is scheduled
  • Groundwork on the soccer fields should begin in the next couple of weeks

Middle School #5 – New Construction 

  • In design with FRK Architects; Bids in May 2021

WCSD Aquatics Facility – New Construction 

  • In design with RDG Planning & Design; Bids in Nov 2021
  • Schematic designs are being developed based on input from stakeholders

Brookview Elementary – Addition

  • Project is approximately 50% completed
  • Both additions are fully enclosed
  • Exterior finishes are starting to be installed
  • Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing rough-ins are nearly completed

Northwest High School – New Construction 

  • NWHS Entire Site Video – 2/10/2021
  • Building is completely enclosed as of this week
  • Project is approximately 90% completed
  • Interior finishes and cabinetry are being installed throughout
  • Equipment and fixtures are being installed
  • Punchlist inspections are occurring and are scheduled for the next two months

Sugar Creek Elementary – New Construction 

  • Project is approximately 35% completed
  • 2/3rds of the building is essentially dried-in
  • Interior walls are being framed
  • Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems are being roughed-in

VMLC Preschool/Office – Addition

  • Project is approximately 35% completed
  • The additions are essentially dried-in
  • Interior walls are being framed
  • Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems are being roughed-in

Prairieview School – Addition

  • Project is approximately 99% completed
  • Temporary Certificate of Occupancy was issued by the City of Waukee
  • Final punchlist items are being addressed
  • Landscaping will completed once the weather allows
  • Fitness equipment is scheduled to be installed in late March

Eason Elementary – Addition

  • Project is approximately 5% completed
  • Masonry walls are being constructed
  • Underground plumbing and electrical is being installed

Timberline Stadium Improvements – Phase #2

  • Project is currently out for bidding.

Middle School #5 – New Construction 

  • In design with FRK Architects; Bids in May 2021

WCSD Natatorium – New Construction 

  • In design with RDG Planning & Design; Bids in Nov 2021
  • Stakeholder design meetings to occur over next two months

WMS Gym Cooling Project

  • Project completed

Timberline Stadium Improvements – Phase #1

  • Project completed

WHS-PVS Parking Lot Improvements

  • Project completed

Brookview Elementary – Addition

  • Project is approximately 35% completed
  • Masonry walls are completed
  • Precast concrete panel roof to be completed this week
  • Electrical and plumbing rough-ins continuing

Northwest High School – New Construction 

  • Project is approximately 80% completed
  • Final exterior concrete and landscaping starting to be installed
  • Drywall and finishes throughout
  • Punchlist inspections planned for Area B in mid-December

Sugar Creek Elementary – New Construction 

  • Project is approximately 25% completed
  • Masonry walls/concrete slabs/steel roof structure continue
  • Roof covering to begin in early December

VMLC Preschool/Office – Addition

  • Project is approximately 30% completed
  • Masonry walls/steel roof structure continue
  • Roof covering to begin in late November

Prairieview School – Addition

  • Project is approximately 60% completed
  • Roof covering is completed
  • Brick exterior covering to be completed this week
  • Drywall and preparation for interior painting next week

Eason Elementary – Addition

  • Site grading and drainage nearly completed
  • Building pad completed
  • New egress door to be installed this week
  • Footings to begin late next week

WMS Gym Cooling Project

  • System startup, testing, and balancing completed
  • Final punch list items being wrapped up

Timberline Stadium Improvements – Phase #1

  • Final punch list items being wrapped up
  • Phase #2 is in design, effort includes VSA fields

WHS-PVS Parking Lot Improvements

  • Dumpster enclosure gates to be installed this week
  • Final punch list items being wrapped up

Middle School #5 – New Construction 

  • In design; Bid Feb 2021

WCSD Natatorium – New Construction 

  • Design contract approved (RDG Planning & Design)
  • Stakeholder design meetings TBD

Funding

The money passed in the Bond Referendum in September 2020 will be used to secure the funds to pay for the plan so that other infrastructure monies can be directly committed to roof projects, interior improvements in existing schools, and parking lot repairs and replacements in addition to new facilities. This model allows for better planning and provides opportunities to place more technology in the hands of our students.

Total District Facility Needs Next 10 Years = $263,800,000

$205,000,000 GO Bond Referendum – September 2020 PASSED at 88%

We can confidently move forward with:

  • Five-year CIP Plans
  • Five-year roof plans
  • Five-year parking lot plans
  • Long-term technology planning with an emphasis on placing technology in the hands of students and staff
Year Project Funding Source
2020 Preschool Center SAVE Bonds – 2020B
2020 Elementary #10 SAVE Bonds – 2020B
2020 Land for Mid-Level Building #5 SAVE cash on hand
2020 Timberline 8-9 Athletic Facilities PPEL Cash on Hand
2021 Mid-Level Building #5 GO Bonds – 2021A
2021 Pool Facility GO Bonds – 2021A
2021 Land for Future Facility Needs GO Bonds – 2021A
2021 Prairieview Weight Room SAVE cash on hand
2021 Eason & Brookview Elem Additions SAVE cash on hand
2021 Land for Mid-Level Building #6 SAVE cash on hand
2021 Land for Elementary #11 SAVE cash on hand
2022 WILC Addition GO Bonds – 2022A
2022 Multipurpose Field Improvements GO Bonds – 2022A
2022 Land for Elementary #12 SAVE cash on hand
2023 Mid-Level Building #6 GO Bonds – 2023A
2024 Elementary #11 GO Bonds – 2024A
2027 Elementary #12 SAVE Bonds – 2027A