The Redmond School District’s citizen-led Community Bond Task Force was guided on a tour of Redmond High School by Principal Audrey Haugan, and Project Manager Chad Franke at a scheduled monthly meeting last night. The bond committee was shown some of the recommended repairs and upgrades that a bond measure could support, if passed by the community.
One of the main mechanical concerns at RHS is repairing the 50-year-old HVAC system. The school is heated by four main large pipes that run throughout the main corridors of the building and are then distributed to individual rooms. The pipes are beginning to fail and leak. To prevent excess leaking, boilers are run 24/7 to keep the water above 85 degrees. The boilers were replaced 10 years ago and have energy efficiency features that aren’t able to be used currently. Specialists agree that the current system is the most cost-effective system for the longevity of the building and repair is preferred to replacement. The repair of the system is costly because of the scope of the project and the asbestos mitigation. It is estimated that these repairs will take a minimum of one year and the building will need to be unoccupied for the duration of repairs.
In addition to the HVAC system, some of the requested upgrades by school and district staff are remodeling to improve theater, Career Technology Education (CTE), and locker room spaces. Redmond High’s CTE programs are popular with students, often resulting in state and national awards, and valuable career opportunities for our graduates.
Repairing and upgrading Redmond High School is one of many options the task force is considering to present to the Redmond Board of Directors in late spring. During this process, polls and other community outreach will occur to try to accurately assess the wants of the community.
Follow the 2024 Bond Planning process and look for updates at our 2024 Bond Planning webpage.
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