The Freedom Area School District Board of Education, with input from the Freedom Facilities Advisory Committee (FFAC), is continuing to move forward with the facilities planning initiative by unanimously selecting Miron Construction Co., Inc. as their construction management partner to provide construction/phasing expertise and budgeting as they continue the planning process. Working closely with previously selected Somerville Architects and Engineers from Green Bay, Miron will collaboratively help further identify and evaluate potential options addressing FASD facility needs that may include a possible new high school facility along with modernization and grade-level reconfigurations to the elementary and middle/high school complexes.
The district sent out a Request-For-Proposal (RFP) for Construction Management Services and initiated a competitive process for qualified construction firms. “Establishing a construction management firm early in the process—as we move through the initial feedback process—will allow us to more fully investigate the preliminary solutions suggested by the FFAC, community members, and school staff,” noted District Administrator Kevin Kilstofte. “Bringing a construction manager on board now will also help us better understand all aspects of these ideas before we share them more broadly with the entire Freedom community to determine viable long-term solutions for our school district’s facility needs.”
“If the results of our collective work on upgrading our facilities is ultimately brought forward and approved by the Freedom community, the school board is committed to providing all qualified local contractors, distributors, and suppliers the opportunity to openly bid in a competitive environment on any related referendum projects,” emphasized School Board President Tom Harke. “The value of a bringing on an engineering firm and a construction manager to partner with the district early in this important process is critical in providing the Board of Education and the Freedom Facilities Advisory Committee with the most current and reliable information necessary to make fiscally responsible long-range recommendations to the Freedom community.”