• BOND MEASURE G
    MILL VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT

    To upgrade classrooms, science labs, and learning technology in Mill Valley elementary and middle schools; repair/replace leaky roofs/windows, improve accessibility for students with disabilities; add solar and replace outdated/inefficient heating, ventilation, electrical/plumbing systems; shall Mill Valley School District’s measure to issue $194,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates be adopted, raising approximately $9,300,000 annually while bonds are outstanding averaging 2.6¢ per $100 of assessed value, with oversight, annual audits and all funds improving local schools?  Measure G - Full Text of Bond Measure


     


    Mill Valley School District Issues $22.6 Million from Measure G Authorization

    Mill Valley School District issued its first series of general obligation bonds (the "Series A Bonds") from their June 2022 $194 million bond authorization Measure G.  The $22.6 million issuance will be used to renovate, upgrade and modernize school facilities, as well as finance preliminary costs for the new middle school to be completed by 2027.  The bonds were issued as traditional principal and interest bonds that will mature over the next 30 years.  The overall cost of borrowing (true interest cost or "TIC") was 4.1237% and the repayment ratio was 1.80:1, which means that for every dollar borrowed,$0.80 of interest will be paid. Despite a challenging bond sale due to Federal Reserve Chairperson Powell comments on the day of pricing, the District's bonds priced incredibly well compared to other similar-rated, similar-sized transactions.  Helping to achieve the lowest interest rates possible was the District's stellar AAA rating, a level reserved for only a few elite California school districts.

    The Series A Bonds were approved by the Mill Valley School District Board of Trustees on June 7th, and priced at levels better than presented to the Board.  The TIC was lower by 18 basis points and the overall repayment on the bonds was lower by more than $4 million. 


    Board of Trustees
    Measure G Bond Program Updates


    February 7, 2024 

    Consider Exploration of the use of District Property Adjacent to Mill Valley Middle School as Possible Site for the Mill Valley Middle School Measure G Project 
    Requesting direction from the Board regarding exploration of the use of the District field adjacent to the Mill Valley Middle School as a possible site for the reconstruction of the Mill Valley Middle School Campus. Presentation.

    Request Direction from the Board on the Mill Valley Middle School Conceptual Design Options
    Julio Arroyo, Director of Maintenance, Operations, and Safety, AECOM, and Lionakis will present the current middle school conceptual design options based on meetings with the MVSD steering committee and MVMS students, staff, and community meetings. Direction will be requested from the Board on the Mill Valley Middle School Conceptual Design Options. Presentation

    Consider Approval of Mill Valley Middle School Budget
    Julio Arroyo, Director of Maintenance, Operations, and Safety, as well as Flint, Lionakis, and AECOM, will present conceptual design option costs and request approval from the school board for the Mill Valley Middle School Project Budget. 


    February 1, 2024 - Special Meeting

    Consider Exploration of the use of District Property Adjacent to Mill Valley Middle School as Possible Site for the Mill Valley Middle School Measure G Project 
    Requesting direction from the Board regarding exploration of the use of the District field adjacent to the Mill Valley Middle School as a possible site for the reconstruction of the Mill Valley Middle School Campus.  See Presentation here.

    Request Direction from the Board on the Mill Valley Middle School Conceptual Design Options
    Julio Arroyo, Director of Maintenance, Operations, and Safety, AECOM, and Lionakis presented the current middle school conceptual design options based on meetings with the MVSD steering committee and MVMS students, staff, and community meetings. Direction wasll be requested from the Board on the Mill Valley Middle School Conceptual Design Options. 


    January 12, 2023

    Environmental Services Update
    Ninyo & Moore will discuss their experience in landfill mitigation, initial environmental findings, and next steps.

    Mill Valley Middle School Design Update and Community Forum Feedback
    Lionakis will present the current middle school conceptual design update based on meetings with the MVSD steering committee.  En2action will provide an update based on the feedback from the December 18th community meeting.

    Mill Valley Middle School Preliminary Estimate
    Flint, Lionakis, and AECOM will present preliminary cost estimate updates and options.

    Measure G General Update - Presentation
    Director of Maintenance, Operations and Safety Julio Arroyo and AECOM have provided an informational update on Measure G projects.


    December 11, 2023

    Measure G Program Update - Presentation

    Mill Valley Middle School Update - Presentation

    Consider Approval of Resolution 08-23/24: Support of Applications for Eligibility Determination and Funding in the School Facility Program when Bond Authority is Exhausted
    The Office of Public School Construction announced in September 2018 that Proposition 51 new construction bond authority was exhausted, and in February 2019, modernization bond authority was exhausted.  When bond authority is exhausted, funds are no longer available to be apportioned to districts; however, the state continues to allow districts to file applications.  These applications are placed on what is called an “Applications Received Beyond Bond Authority List”, also known as the Acknowledged List.”  However, in order to file an application, State Allocation Board regulations require district governing boards to adopt a resolution acknowledging the lack of bond authority, that applications will not undergo any substantial review, that the state funding program may change, the District’s construction activities are at its own discretion, and that the State cannot guarantee any funding for the applications in the future.  Nonetheless, it is important for the District to file the request for funds in the event Proposition 51 bond funds return to the program or if additional state funds become available for the Program. 

    As a result, this resolution is before you to allow the filing of applications for eligibility and funding that may be undertaken.  Therefore, Staff is recommending adoption of the attached resolution, Support of Applications for Eligibility Determination and Funding in the School Facility Program when Bond Authority is Exhausted.


    November 2, 2023

    Director of Maintenance, Operations and Safety Julio Arroyo will provide an update on Measure G projects which can be seen here - Measure G Update Presentation

    Consider Approval of 6-8th Grade Level Configuration for Middle School Student Interim Housing - Presentation
    Director of Maintenance, Operations and Safety Julio Arroyo presented the request to maintain the current 6th-8th grade configuration for the Middle School.

    Consider Approval of Lease-Leaseback Agreement, Site Lease, and Facilities Lease to Mill Valley Middle School Project to Flint

    On August 14, 2023, the Mill Valley School District (“District”) issued a Request for Proposals No. 23/24-01 for Lease-Leaseback Services pursuant to Education Code Section 17406. A Request for Proposals was advertised in the Marin Independent Journal and select construction trade journals on August 14, 2023 and August 21, 2023.  The District received three (3) responses as a result of the advertisement for the Mill Valley Middle School Project (“Project”).  All submissions were carefully reviewed, and three (3) contractors were selected for an interview. The Interview Panel, which consisted of one Board of Trustees (“Board”) member, the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Director of Maintenance, Operations, and Safety, Bond Construction Manager, Project Architect, and Legal Counsel interviewed the firms on September 28, 2023.  The Interview Panel carefully considered each firm’s qualifications and experience with similar projects.  On or about October 12, 2023, the Board approved Contractor for the Project. This Agenda Item authorizes the approval of the Lease-Leaseback Agreement, Site Lease, and Facilities Lease (“Lease-Leaseback Contract”) to the Contractor for the Project.  In the first phase of the Lease-Leaseback Contract, the Contractor will be involved in the design process to provide information on cost, constructability, phasing, and value engineering.  Subsequently, the Project’s guaranteed maximum price (“GMP”) will be determined after subcontractor bids are reviewed and subcontractors are selected through a competitive process. Upon determination and finalizing of the GMP, and upon plan approval by the Division of the State Architect (“DSA”), the GMP will be presented to the Board for approval at a separate meeting of the Board.

     

    Review of Interim Housing for Middle School Students During Middle School Construction


    October 12, 2023

    Director of Maintenance, Operations and Safety Julio Arroyo will provide an update on Measure G projects which can be seen here - Measure G Update Presentation

    Consider Approval of Lease-Leaseback General Contractor
    On or about August 10, 2023, the District’s Board of Trustees (“Board”) adopted Resolution No. 01-23/24 - Authorizing Use of Lease-Leaseback Project Delivery Method for the District’s Measure G Bond Program and Implementing Prequalification Process.  The District utilized the Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to prequalify contractors and request proposals from prospective lease-leaseback firms for its Measure G Bond Program, including the Mill Valley Middle School Project and various Modernization Projects (collectively, the “Projects”), in accordance with Public Contract Code section 20111.6, Education Code section 17406, and District Administrative Regulation 3311.

    On August 14, 2023, the District issued the RFP for construction services relating to the Projects, utilizing the lease-leaseback project delivery method, and received nine (9) proposals.  The District staff reviewed the proposals based on the criteria set forth in the RFP and determined that the following contractors’ proposals provide the best value for the District.

    Once the lease-leaseback contractors have been selected and approved by the Board, the District will then negotiate and finalize the respective contracts to be brought back to the Board for review and approval and/or ratification.

    Consider Approval of Mill Valley Middle School Site Validation Location
    In order to remain on track for our timeline to relocate our middle school students by the beginning of the 2025-26 school year and break ground on our middle school campus mid-2025.  We are asking the Board to consider approval of the middle school site location for further testing and validation at this time. 

    Consider Approval of 6-8th Grade Level Configuration for Middle School Student Interim Housing

    Director of Maintenance, Operations and Safety Julio Arroyo presented the request to maintain the current 6th-8th grade configuration for the Middle School.


    September 11, 2023 Board Meeting Updates

    Director of Maintenance, Operations and Safety Julio Arroyo will provide an update on Measure G projects which can be seen here.     

    Mill Valley Middle School Interim Housing and Site Validation (Presentation)
    In order to remain on track for with the proposed timeline for relocating our middle school students by August 2024 and break ground on the middle school campus in the first quarter of 2025, there are tight timelines.  It was agreed that maintaining the current 6-8th grade middle school model was a high priority, and Trustees also agreed that removing the option of remodeling or building at the Edna Maguire site was not something that they wished to pursue.   


    August 10, 2023 Board Meeting Updates

    Director of Maintenance, Operations & Safety gave a Measure G Update presentation which can be seen here.  

    Resolution #01-23/24 - Authorizing Lease-Leaseback Project Delivery Method for District's Measure G Bond Program & Implementing Prequalification Process
    The Board approved the Resolution which authorizes the District’s use of the lease-leaseback project delivery method  for the Measure G Bond Program Projects and implements a standardized prequalification process in accordance with applicable law. To commence this process, the District desires to utilize a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to prequalify contractors and request proposals from prospective lease-leaseback firms in accordance with Public Contract Code section 20111.6, Education Code section 17406, and District Administrative Regulation 3311.2. 

    Measure G Bond Program Update: Lease-Leaseback RFP Approval
    To commence this process, the District desires to utilize a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to request proposals from prospective lease-leaseback firms in accordance with Education Code section 17406, et seq.  The RFP process will also include a prequalification process in accordance with applicable statutes. The District is seeking proposals from qualified individuals or firms to provide lease-leaseback construction services for the Projects.  The selected contractor(s) will assist with pre-construction services and will provide the necessary labor, materials and services to perform the identified construction scopes of work.  Following the District’s review, evaluation, and scoring of the proposals, the District will present to the Board its recommendation for the selection of: (i) a contractor for the Mill Valley Middle School Project; and (ii) a contractor for various Modernization Projects to perform the necessary pre-construction and construction services for the Projects.  Thereafter, the District will provide all necessary documents for execution and final Board approval.

    Project Assignment #1 to the Agreement for On-Going Architectural Services with JKAE 
    On June 15, 2023, the Board approved the Agreement for On-Going Architectural Services between the District and JKAE.  District staff and the District’s legal counsel have negotiated a final proposal and Project Assignment No. 1 with JKAE, wherein all the necessary and requisite provisions have been included and agreed upon between the District and JKAE.  Project Assignment No. 1 to the Agreement for On-Going Architectural Services will require JKAE to provide architectural and engineering services for the District’s Measure G Priority 1 Tamalpais Valley Elementary School Project and is in the negotiated and agreed upon total not-to-exceed $ $3,655,797.  Project Assignment No. 1 will be funded using Measure G, Bond Funds.

    The Board approved Project Assignment No. 1 to the Agreement for On-Going Architectural Services with JKAE.  Following approval, the District may commence its work with JKAE to provide architectural and engineering services for the District’s Measure G Priority 1 Tamalpais Valley Elementary School Project. 


    August 3, 2023 Study Session: Lease-Leaseback RFP

    The purpose of the Lease-Leaseback study session was to allow the Board to review and discuss the Request for Proposal (RFP) for Lease-Leaseback contractors and related materials for the selection of the Lease-Leaseback contractors.  The full presentation can be seen here.


    June 15, 2023, Board Meeting Updates

    Measure G Updates and Agreements for On-Going Architectural Services with JKAE, Lionakis, and WRNS

    On or about March 10, 2023, the District issued the Request for Qualifications and Proposals (“RFQ/RFP”) No. 2023-01, which sought qualifications and proposals from qualified firms to provide architectural and engineering services for the District’s Measure G Bond Program.  The purpose of the RFQ/RFP was to solicit an adequate number of qualified sources to establish a “pool” for firms that could provide design services for the District’s Measure G Bond Program Mill Valley Middle School Project, Modernization Projects, and other future projects on an as-needed basis.  The District received multiple submissions and thereafter conducted an extensive RFQ/RFP process, which included interviews by a selected interview panel.  Following this RFQ/RFP process, on or about May 17, 2023, the District’s Board of Trustees (“Board”) established and approved the following list of firms for the District’s qualified consultant pool and authorized District staff to move forward in negotiating contracts with such firms:

    • JK Architecture Engineering (JKAE)
    • Lionakis
    • WRNS Studio (WRNS)


    Community Outreach Consultant Update

    • Expected Board item for approval on Thursday, August 10, 2023. Agreement for Community Outreach consultant. Goal is to engage the community on Measure G projects and provide regular communication to stakeholders. 

    August 10

    • Measure G Update
    • Architects Modernizations Project Assignments Contracts
    • Lease Leaseback Request For Qualifications for Mill Valley Middle School
    • Community Outreach Consultant Agreement

     

    September 13

    • Measure G Update
    • Middle School Design Update

     

    October 12

    • Measure G Update
    • Modernizations Design Update

    District staff and the District’s legal counsel have negotiated final master agreements with JKAE, Lionakis, and WRNS, wherein all the necessary and requisite provisions have been included and agreed upon.  When the District is ready to initiate a particular project, District staff will proceed to negotiate a Project Assignment(s) with the selected firm(s), as needed, and bring the Project Assignment(s) back to the Board for approval and/or ratification.    

    It is recommended that the Board approve the Agreement for On-Going Architectural Services with (i) JK Architecture Engineering (JKAE); (ii) Lionakis; and (iii) WRNS Studio for Architectural and Related Services for the District’s Measure G Bond Program.

    Agreement for On-Going Architectural Services with Lionakis to Develop the Feasibility Study for the Middle School Project

    On or about March 10, 2023, the District issued the Request for Qualifications and Proposals (“RFQ/RFP”) No. 2023-01, which sought qualifications and proposals from qualified firms to provide architectural and engineering services for the District’s Measure G Bond Program.  The purpose of the RFQ/RFP was to solicit an adequate number of qualified sources to establish a “pool” for firms that could provide design services for the District’s Measure G Bond Program Mill Valley Middle School Project, Modernization Projects, and other future projects on an as-needed basis.  Following an extensive RFQ/RFP process, on or about May 17, 2023, the District’s Board of Trustees (“Board”) selected Lionakis as a member of the District’s qualified consultant pool and authorized District staff to move forward in negotiating a contract with Lionakis.

    On or about June 15, 2023, the Board approved the Agreement for On-Going Architectural Services between the District and Lionakis.  Thereafter, District staff and the District’s legal counsel have negotiated a final proposal and Project Assignment No. 1 with Lionakis, wherein all the necessary and requisite provisions have been included and agreed upon between the District and Lionakis.  Project Assignment No. 1 to the Agreement for On-Going Architectural Services will require Lionakis to develop the feasibility study for the District’s Mill Valley Middle School Project and is in the negotiated and agreed upon total not-to-exceed $197,200.  Project Assignment No. 1 will be funded using Fund 40.

    It is recommended that the Board approve Project Assignment No. 1 to the Agreement for On-Going Architectural Services with Lionakis.  Following approval, the District may commence its work with Lionakis to develop the feasibility study for the District’s Mill Valley Middle School Project.

    Agreement for State Funding Consultant Services with Hancock Park & DeLong Inc.

    Approve the Agreement for State Funding Consultant Services between the Mill Valley School District (“District”) and Hancock Park & DeLong, Inc. (“Consultant”), for State Funding Consulting Services for the District’s Measure G Bond Program in the total not-to-exceed amount of $97,225

    On or about May 17, 2023, the District staff, AECOM, Isom Advisors, and legal counsel presented an update to the District’s Board of Trustees (“Board”) relating to the District’s Measure G Bond Program, including but not limited to, the Bond Expenditure Plan and State funding available to the District.  The District will require state funding consulting services to determine eligibility and prepare applications to maximize State funding for the District’s bond program.

    District staff and the District’s legal counsel have negotiated a final proposal and contract with Consultant wherein all the necessary and requisite provisions have been included and agreed upon between the District and Consultant.  The Agreement for State Funding Consultant Services is in the negotiated and agreed upon total not-to-exceed amount of $97,225.  The Project will be funded using Fund 40.

    It is recommended that the Board approve the Agreement for State Funding Consultant Services with Consultant.  Following approval, the District may commence its work with Consultant to determine eligibility and prepare applications for State funding for the Measure G Bond Program.


    May 17, 2023 - Special Board meeting - Measure G Study Session

    Director of Maintenance, Operations and Safety Julio Arroyo led this workshop on Measure G.

    The topics were: 

    • State funding update
    • Architect Selection update
    • Project delivery methods overview
    • Communications plan
    • Issuance Next Steps 

    Presenters included:  

    • Sandrine Hitchcock, Program Manager, AECOM
    • Brett Mitchell, Principal in Charge, AECOM 
    • Jessica Ehrlich, Partner, F3 Law
    • Greg Isom, Managing Principal, Isom Advisors 
    • Julio Arroyo, Director of Maintenance, Operations and Safety, Mill Valley School District

     


    April 27, 2023 Board Meeting Items:

    Director of Maintenance, Operations and Safety Julio Arroyo provided a brief update on the upcoming Special Board Student Session (May 17th) which will address Measure G updates and questions.

     


    March 9, 2023 Board Meeting Items:

    Greg Isom of Isom Advisors will give a presentation on the Bond Proceed Series.

    Brett Mitchell, Program Manager Senior Manager, US West PPM of AECOM in coordination with 
    Director of Maintenance, Operations and Safety Julio Arroyo will provide updates on the Architect Pool of Record Request of Proposal and Qualifications (AOR RFP/Q) and our master plan priority 1 preliminary project list

    Timeline for the AOR RFP/Q:

    • AOR RFP/Q will be released on March 10, 2023
    • Proposal deadline will be April 17, 2023
    • Interviews are scheduled for May 1, 2023

    The interview panel will include:

    • AECOM Representative(s)
    • Board Member (2 members to be selected by the Board)
    • Community Financial Advisory Committee
    • Middle School Principal
    • Elementary School Principal
    • District Counsel
    • Director of Maintenance, Operations & Safety Julio Arroyo

    Trustees will select two members to be part of the interview panel. 

     


    February 9, 2023 Board Meeting Items:

     

    Qualified Construction Management Firm for Measure G Bonds Projects and Negotiation of Contract:

    On or about October 13, 2022, the District’s Board of Trustees (“Board”) approved the issuance of the Request for Qualifications and Proposals (“RFQ/RFP”) No. 2022-03, which sought qualifications and proposals from qualified firms to provide construction management services for the District’s Measure G Bond Program.  On or about November 7, 2022, the District received submissions from five (5) construction management firms that timely submitted proposals in response to the RFQ/RFP.  On or about November 17, 2022, the District’s Evaluation Committee conducted interviews of all five (5) firms.  Following the District’s Evaluation Committee’s review of the RFQ/RFP proposals and the interview process, the Evaluation Committee made a recommendation to the Board to select AECOM as the District’s Construction Management Firm.

    At the District’s December 12, 2022, Board meeting, the Board voted to approve the selection of AECOM and to proceed to enter into a contract with AECOM for program and construction management services. 

    At the Board's January 12, 2023 meeting, the Board designated Trustees Nakatani and Yoo to review the final contract and incorporate revisions as needed.  District staff and the District’s legal counsel have negotiated a final proposal and contract with AECOM wherein all the necessary and requisite provisions have been included and agreed upon between the District and AECOM.  The Master Agreement for Construction Management Services is in the negotiated and agreed upon total not-to-exceed amount of $7,058,489.26, which includes $750,000.00 in allowance amounts.

    It is recommended that the Board approve the Master Agreement for Construction Management Services with AECOM.  Following approval, the District may commence its work with AECOM and begin the planning and programming stages of the Measure G Bond Program.

     

    Measure G Bond Program Update:

     

    Director of Maintenance, Operations and Safety Julio Arroyo will provide an informational update to the Board on the next steps to implement the Measure G Bond Program.  The District will need architectural and engineering services to upgrade the District’s aging facilities to meet modern academic, ADA, and safety standards.  The Request for Qualifications and Proposals for Architectural and Engineering Services (AOR) for the District’s Measure G Bond Projects (RFQ) was provided to the members of the Board for review and discussion at the December 12, 2022, Board of Trustees' regular meeting.  

     

    On February 1, 2023, District staff and legal counsel met with Trustees Nakatani and Yoo to review the AOR RFQ.   As a result of this meeting, staff have been requested to proceed with the  AOR RFQ proposed schedule as attached. This newly prepared timeline provides the approved Construction Manager/Project Manger to be included in the process, as requested.  Staff will prepare the updated RFQ requirements and key events and dates to select and establish a "pool" of qualified individuals or firms to provide design services for the Measure G Bond Program at the March 9, 2023 Board meeting.   

    Upon approval of an AOR and/or the AOR Pool, the district will proceed with working with the Construction/Project Management firm to create a Project list, timeline, and anticipated finance needs.

     


    December 12, 2022 Board Meeting Items: 

     

    Director of Maintenance, Operations and Safety Julio Arroyo will provide an update to the Board on the next steps to implement the Measure G Bond Program.  The District will need architectural and engineering services to upgrade the District’s aging facilities to meet modern academic, ADA, and safety standards.  The Request for Qualifications and Proposals for Architectural and Engineering Services for the District’s Measure G Bond Projects (“RFQ”) has been provided to the members of the Board for review and discussion.  At a subsequent Board meeting, District staff will recommend the Board to issue the RFQ to commence selecting and establish a “pool” of qualified individuals or firms to provide design services for the Measure G Bond Program. 

     

    Qualified Construction Management Firm for Measure G Bond Projects and Future Negotiation of Contract

    On November 7, 2022, the District received submissions from the following five (5) construction management firms that timely submitted proposals in response to the RFQ/RFP:

                1.         AECOM
                2.         Apadana Engineering / Apadana Group
                3.         Cumming Management Group, Inc.
                4.         Roebbelen Management, Inc.
                5.         Van Pelt Construction Services        

    Following the RFQ/RFP process, the District’s Evaluation Committee invited all five (5) construction management firms and their key personnel to be interviewed on November 17, 2022 by the District’s Evaluation Committee.  The Evaluation Committee for the RFQ/RFP consisted of the following members:

    • Trustee Dr. Michele Crncich Hodge;
    • Trustee Marco Pardi;
    • Dr. Michele Rollins, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services;
    • Julio Arroyo, Director of Maintenance, Operations and Safety;
    • Danny Chui, Middle School Principal;
    • Jason Matlon, Old Mill Principal;
    • Melissa Yakel McClatchy, Community Financial Advisory Committee;
    • Stephen DeLapp, Community Financial Advisory Committee; and
    • Jessica Ehrlich, F3 Law, Counsel for the District


    As indicated in the RFQ/RFP, each proposer was asked to give a brief presentation highlighting the significant aspects of the firm’s approach and understanding of the Projects.  The presentation was followed by participation in a question-and-answer discussion session with the Evaluation Committee. 

    Each proposer was then evaluated based on the selection criteria listed in the RFQ/RFP, as follows:

    • Firm Experience and Qualifications
    • Litigation/Claims/Complaint History  
    • Project Plan and Methodology
    • Fees                                                               
    • References                                                                            
    • Compliance with RFQ/RFP   
    • Interview

    Following the conclusion of the proposal review and interview process, the Evaluation Committee recommends that the Board approve AECOM as the selected construction management firm for the District’s Projects for reasons including, but not limited to: 

    • AECOM provides similar construction management services on some of the largest K-12 design and construction programs in California, including but not limited to relevant, local Bay Area bond projects;
    • References have been checked and confirmed, including with San Francisco Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified School District, and San Bernardino City Unified School District;
    • AECOM has proven experience in program and construction management services, including but not limited to cost estimating and comparative analysis, construction oversight and coordination, and quality control and assurance procedures;
    • The firm also has a decades-long history of K-12 work in California with vast experience in working with the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC), State Allocation Board, California Department of Education, the Division of the State Architect (DSA), and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).  Additionally, AECOM also has experience in complying with the Uniform Building Code (UBC), and Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations; 
    • Further, the firm has a strong Bay Area presence with a local branch office in San Francisco, California, and the proposed AECOM personnel that would be assigned to the District has extensive experience working collaboratively with each other on other K-12 projects in the Bay Area;
    • AECOM’s presentation factored in the District and the specific projects that will be part of the District’s Measure G Bond Program; and 
    • AECOM embraces inclusivity, equity, and diversity as well as corporate social justice. 

    Pending Board approval, the District’s legal counsel will proceed to negotiate a Master Agreement and Project Assignment(s) with AECOM.  The Master Agreement and each Project Assignment will be brought back to the Board for approval and/or ratification.  The Master Agreement and Project Assignment(s) will, among other necessary provisions, contain the following key contract provisions to best protect the District:

    Construction Manager’s Scope of Services and Responsibilities

    • Duration and Term of Service
    • Compensation and Payment to Construction Manager, including Preconstruction Services, Basic Services, including Construction Phase Services and General Conditions, if applicable, and include general scope of work of services pursuant to the Agreement
    • District’s Responsibilities
    • Modifications to Construction Manager’s Services and Delays
    • Authorized Project Personnel
    • Addressing Project Suspension or Abandonment
    • Construction Manager’s Accounting Records
    • Insurance Requirements
    • Indemnification
    • Termination Provisions
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Construction Manager’s Representations, Warranties, and Covenants
    • Project Assignment(s) where specific scope of work will be determined on a project-by-project basis


    The Evaluation Committee believes AECOM has demonstrated their competence and qualifications to provide the necessary construction management services to the District on the Projects and believes it is in the District’s best interest to approve AECOM as the construction management firm for the Projects.

    The Evaluation Committee recommends approving AECOM as the selected construction management firm based on the above and authorizing the District to move forward in negotiating the contract with AECOM.

    For meetings and planning prior to December 12, 2022 please use this link.


    Isom Advisors: District Financial Analysis

    February 13, 2020 Special Workshop & Regular meeting - Presentation
    March 12, 2020 - Regular meeting - Agreement 
    April 15, 2021 - Regular meeting - Presentation
    October 20, 2021 - Special meeting - Presentation
    March 9, 2023 - Regular meeting - Presentation

    Updating Aging Classrooms and Facilities in Mill Valley Schools

    Mill Valley School District (MVSD) provides exemplary educational programs for students in local elementary and middle schools. Dedicated teachers and staff are committed to developing well-rounded, globally-minded students and academically preparing them for high school, college and beyond. Outstanding schools that nurture successful students improve the quality of life in our community and protect the property value of our homes. 

     

    Repairing Aging Schools for High-Quality EducationMVMS Students in the Classroom

    Over the past two years, Mill Valley schools have adapted to challenging circumstances in order to continue providing a quality education to local students. Another challenge we must meet is upgrading our aging facilities to meet modern academic, ADA and safety standards. Most Mill Valley schools are between 40 and 100 years old, and our classrooms, labs and school facilities need to be updated to meet current academic and safety standards.

     

    In particular, Mill Valley Middle School, which serves all students as they advance from elementary to middle school, was built in 1972 and its aging infrastructure is not designed for 21st century teaching and learning. Significant upgrades are needed to modernize science, technology, engineering and math classrooms and labs, and to enable collaboration, project-based learning and high levels of student support. Outdated electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation systems need to be replaced, and upgrades are needed to improve accessibility, energy efficiency, and earthquake and fire safety.

     

    Dedicated Local Funding for School Improvements

    In order to keep pace with academic standards and keep local students safe, on February 10, 2022, the MVSD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to place a local school improvement bond measure, Measure G, on the June 2022 ballot that could generate up to $194 million to repair and improve local schools.   On February 10, 2022, the Board adopted Resolution No. 12-21/22 ordering a school bond election and authorizing the necessary actions to place a bond measure on the June 2022 ballot (“Measure G”).   Measure G was placed on the ballot for the June 7, 2022, primary election and passed by over two-thirds of the votes.  

     

    The District Board of Trustees passed Resolution 04-22/23 declaring Measure G approved at its meeting on September 15, 2022.  Also at this meeting, the Board approved Resolution 02-22/23 authorizing the establishment of a Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC).  The District is accepting applications for committee members and will appoint the committee at the November 2022 board meeting.  This measure will cost about $26 per $100,000 of a property’s assessed value (not market value) per year. This measure will:

     

    • Repair and replace leaky roofs and windows and outdated electrical and plumbing systems
    • Expand and upgrade science, technology, engineering and math classrooms, labs and learning technology to meet current instructional standards
    • Improve accessibility for students with disabilities
    • Add solar panels and improve energy efficiency throughout the District
    • Replace outdated heating and ventilation systems to improve air filtration and indoor air quality
    • Improve earthquake and fire safety

     

    Student and Teacher Working

    Mandatory Fiscal Accountability

    A local school improvement bond measure requires mandatory fiscal accountability, including:

    • All funds raised by the measure would stay local to support Mill Valley students and could not be taken by the State
    • A project list detailing how the funds would be used
    • Funds can only be used for facilities, not for salaries or benefits
    • An independent citizens’ oversight committee and independent audits to ensure funds are spent as promised
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