In late Fall, 2017, the Pecatonica Area School Board decided to begin the planning stages to study its buildings in a "facility study." After a RFP was posted in April 2018, the Board approved CG Schmidt unofficially in August 2018 as its vendor. In November and December 2018, the contract was approved. A large component of the RFP and the contract was to have CG Schmidt conduct a facilities study of both school district properties in Hollandale and Blanchardville, and to see how these buildings can continue to serve the communities for many generations to come.
Facilities Planning Charter (with outlines for future meetings and members)
Facilities Planning (FAC) Agenda for Third Thursdays through June, 2019.
The Facilities Advisory Committee began meeting again during the winter and spring of 2022 to discuss possible facilities renovations and additions.
Pecatonica School District’s Facilities Advisory Committee Finalizes Recommendations
The Board of Education met on June 20th to hear a presentation from the district’s Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC) as a part of a long-range master facility planning process. The agenda for the meeting covered the accomplishments thus far of the FAC since the start of the master planning process, as well as recommendations for future building improvements. There is still a strong focus on continuing the conversation about the scope and estimates of both the elementary and middle/high school improvements.
The FAC, and representatives from Plunkett Raysich Architects (PRA) and CG Schmidt Construction solidified options and cost estimates for the upgrade of the Elementary School at their May 11th meeting. The middle school / high school options and cost estimates were presented at the April 11th meeting. At the June 20th board meeting, Amanda Anderson, community member and Dani Scott, District Superintendent presented the finalized options for the various projects. At the July 18th board meeting, Mike Clark from Baird, presented possible tax levy impacts for the various projects.
The goal is to proceed to referendum in April 2023.
Pec Elementary School additions/renovations including secure entrance, new gym, renovated library, air conditioning, maintenance items
Projected cost: $17,945,000
Average mill rate impact: $3.81 per$1,000 valuation
Pec Middle School/High School additions/renovations including secure entrance, fitness center, gym air conditioning, maintenance items
Projected cost: $7,215,000
Average mill rate impact: $1.53 per$1,000 valuation