For Immediate Release
Friday, September 11, 2017
Contact: Dan Olson, Superintendent
Phone Number: (608) 316-1917
Monona Grove School District Successfully Completes Summer Facility Improvements
Monona, WI – The Monona Grove School Board and administration is pleased to announce the successful completion of the facility and maintenance improvements over the summer of 2017. These projects were funded as part of the operational referendum passed in April 2016 totaling $600,000.
Building and maintenance improvements were completed at Monona Grove High School and Winnequah Elementary in Monona, and Cottage Grove Elementary and Taylor Prairie Elementary in Cottage Grove. The projects completed this summer were selected from the maintenance list identified in the original master facility plan as the most urgent needs determined by the District. The district administration also sought feedback from building principals to further refine scope of the work completed. The items completed at each school varied in nature but included projects such as roof repairs, pavement improvements, exterior door and locker replacements, upgrades to art classrooms, window replacements, and science laboratory remodeling at the high school. This work was completed on schedule and well under the initial budgeted amount.
CG Schmidt Construction was selected to complete the work following a competitive proposal and interview process. To drive local participation in the projects, both CG Schmidt and the District committed early on to engage local subcontractors in the bidding process. As part of that commitment, larger bid packages were portioned into smaller pieces to allow smaller subcontractors to remain competitive.
In addition to the summer maintenance work, Eppstein Uhen Architects and the CG Schmidt team was previously engaged with the district to support the facility planning process. They worked closely with the Board, Administration, Facility Planning Committee and Teachers to analyze district facilities and create a long-term plan following community feedback. These two firms are widely regarded as leaders in K-12 design and construction. The firms managed this project out of their respective Madison offices.