Post May 2019 Election Bond Information

The District is extremely humbled by the support of the voters in our school community. The District has worked hard to develop a plan to create safer and modern schools, while also ensuring that classroom spaces and learning environments are age-appropriate, and integrated with technology, flexible furniture, and space design to support our educators and the inspiration of 21st-century learning skills and competencies in our students. We are appreciative of the community’s support. Please use this page to stay informed about the progress being made on the 2019 Bond Project by clicking on the expandable content blocks below.

Land and Building Site Survey Process and Results

On Monday, June 24, 2019, the Board of Education awarded contracts to the following surveying and engineering firms to complete the required land and building site surveys: Driesenga & Associates (Oriole Field, Foster Elementary School, and Lakeview Elementary School), Nordlund & Associates (Secondary Complex - MS/HS), and Spicer Group (New Elementary Site).

The Board awarded contracts to the lowest qualified bidder, and is pleased to have been able to offer contracts to local surveying companies as a part of the bid award.

Forester Site Summary and Recommendations

Ludington Area Schools is working to develop a Forest Stewardship Plan in consultation with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources through a Forest Stewardship Program Outreach and Education Projects Grant Application that it will be submitting to the Department.  It is the District's hope that a comprehensive stewardship plan will be developed to maintain the District's forest property as educational space, while also implementing forestry management practices that preserve the health and well-being of the District's forested property ecosystem.

To that end, the District is also working with an outreach forester to be provided with recommendations to best handle the management of the forested property that will be cleared to make room for the elementary school complex. The forestry site summary and the forester's recommendations are found below: 

Geotechnical Services / Soil Boring Proposals

The District requested proposals for soil borings and geotechnical services on the new elementary site and received two (2) proposals to complete this work. The District requested a soil exploration study in preparation for the construction of the new building. The study was to include: Five (5) soil borings to a depth of twenty (20) feet in the new building area, and seventeen (17) borings to a depth of ten (10) feet in pavement areas, resulting in approximately 270 linear feet of drilling.

The proposals received by the District are outlined below:

Schematic Design Phase and Conceptual Site Plan

During the Schematic Design Phase of the project, the design of the building begins to take shape. The design team explores ideas and learning from programming and visioning sessions. This work begins to mold the preliminary architectural plans, and includes the exploration of spatial relationships, materials, and systems resulting in a clearly defined and feasible concept to enter the Design Development Phase of the project with. The goal of this phase is to identify plan components and building systems, and to develop drawings sufficient to obtain an initial cost estimate and budget check. 

Timber Sale Notice and Standing Volume

The District has contracted with Jack Boss, a wildlife biologist from Ecosystems Management, LLC to manage the sale of timber from the Outcalt Property where the elementary school complex will be built. Ecosystems Management, LLC is also assisting the District in writing a Forest Stewardship Management Plan through grant support from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Ecosystems Management, LLC is also managing the timber sale and tree harvest for the property that the new elementary school building will be constructed on. Information pertaining to the timber sale and tree harvest can be found below:

Food Service Consultation and Design Services

Ludington Area School District (LASD) seeks requests for pricing to include design and coordination, budgeting, construction administration, and health department coordination of a new full serving kitchen for the new grade PK-5 elementary school complex that is being constructed in the District. Information on the request for pricing can be found at the link below:

LASD received responses from JRA Food Service Consultants, LLC, of which, their proposal is listed below. GMB Architecture and Engineering also received a verbal response from Merchandise Equipment and Supply declining the opportunity to bid on the project, while recommending JRA Food Service Consultants, LLC. The Bakergroup was also targeted seeking a proposal; however, the company did not submit a proposal. Requests for pricing that were received by the District are outlined below: