Building Project FAQ

Will asbestos mitigation be necessary if we were to pursue and onsite update and addition?

November 17, 2015
By Building Project Committee

Some areas of the current structure that will be remodeled will require asbestos mitigation.  The building project committee believes that this mitigation will be minimal.  Mitigation is not necessary in areas of the school where asbestos remains undisturbed and encapsulated.  

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Does the preliminary plan of the onsite update and addition take into account future needs?

November 17, 2015
By Building Project Committee

Yes. Whether the update were to take place on PCGS’s current site or somewhere near Pella Christian High School, the planning and cost estimates have included plans for three classrooms per grade level, PreK through eighth grade.  Each building option would have a future expansion option to add a fourth classroom per grade level.  Our current K-8 enrollment is 451 students and with three classrooms per grade level we have the capabilities of comfortably adding enrollment for up to 100 additional students.

How much life is left in the current building?

November 17, 2015
By Building Project Committee

Both old and new buildings have will have similar continuous maintenance costs (mechanical systems, roofing, etc.)  Our current building is structurally in great condition and with normal maintenance should meet our needs for many more years.  

Has the PCGS board considered pursuing a re-vote of the middle school option at PCHS?

November 17, 2015
By Building Project Committee

No.  Following the March of 2014 vote the PCGS Board of Trustees decided that they would not pursue a re-vote at the high school.  The Building Project Committee was formed and has studied three location options (site and building update/addition at our current site, building a new 6-8 building somewhere near PCHS, or building a new PreK-8 somewhere near PCHS.)  

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What information is being used to determine the location of the PCGS Building Project?

November 17, 2015
By Building Project Committee

The Building Project Committee was directed by the PCGS board to use the following resources to determine the location of the PCGS Building Project:  

  • From February to June of 2015 the PCGS Board worked to involve stakeholders in the development of a Comprehensive Building Project Vision.  Essentially this document outlines the desired outcomes of a building project.  
  • A review of the data from the June of 2014 survey in which PCGS stakeholders identified strengths and weaknesses of each location option of the PCGS Building Project.  The committee would like the building project to address as many of the needs identified in that survey as possible.
  • The other resource that was vital to the building project was input from teachers, staff, students, parents, and constituency in the preliminary site and building plans.
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