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FACILITIES STUDY

The Governor Mifflin School District is currently participating in a facilities study of our secondary campus. This page provides information about the process and resources to help keep our residents informed.

WHAT IS THE FACILITIES STUDY?
The district has hired The Schrader Group to do a comprehensive evaluation of our secondary campus, which includes Governor Mifflin High School, Governor Mifflin Middle School, Governor Mifflin Stadium, and the Education Center. The study is broken down into three “tasks.”

Task #1 Existing Facility Assessment (COMPLETE)

The Schrader Group Architecture (SGA) will lead a team of architects, mechanical, electrical and plumbing/fire protection engineers, as well as site/civil engineers through the existing facilities and around the sites. The team will compose a complete Facility Assessment document with complete renovation costs assigned as well as priorities for renovation. This document will become the basis from which the planning team begins our analysis.

Task #2 Building Use and Capacity Analysis (IN PROGRESS)

The team will interview Administration to determine what the future architectural program for a proposed secondary level population specific to GMSD will be. This will also include a site review of current building area being used for each function. This will become the basis for potential reuse and redevelopment of these two facilities or will become the basis for any combination of additions, renovations or new facilities.

Task #3 Develop Master Plan Options (IN PROGRESS)

A short and concise analysis of basic zoning and land development related parking issues for each of the scenarios at each of the sites will be developed.

Combining the current education program and educational vision, SGA will develop a complete set of master planning options developed from; the most simplistic – “renovate existing facilities”, to the most comprehensive “demolish and construct new facilities”. These various options will provide the District Administration and School Board multiple options to consider and will include facility options, site options and site circulation/traffic pattern analysis.

WHY DO WE NEED A FACILITIES STUDY?
The district recognized a need to evaluate the buildings’ life cycles, which includes the life cycles of equipment in the buildings (i.e. HVAC systems, roofs, etc…) as well as building codes and ADA compliance. Additionally, the study will evaluate how the buildings support the educational programming in the district. 

WHERE ARE WE IN THE PROCESS?
In October 2017, the Governor Mifflin School Board approved Task 1 of the study. In November 2017, a team of architects from The Schrader Group toured the secondary campus. They evaluated the buildings and structures from the perspective of what upgrades will be required to continue use of each facility in its current state for the next ten or more years. Their recommendations were received in January 2018 and provide a snapshot of recommendations for code, systems, and finish updates.

In February 2018, the Governor Mifflin School Board approved moving forward with Task 2 and Task 3 of the study. In the months to follow, The Schrader Group will further evaluate the buildings with the goal of making recommendations that could help enhance the current and future learning environment.

WHAT DOES IT COST?
Task 1 of the study cost $11,750. Task 2 and Task 3 have a combined cost of $16,640.

WILL THE COMMUNITY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE INPUT?
Yes. The district has agreed to continue with additional phases of the study to ensure due diligence of this process and provide as many options as possible. The study calls for community input and residents will have the opportunity to participate in focus groups and submit questions through this web page at the appropriate time. Public participation is also encouraged at School Board meetings.