REPLACEMENT SCHOOLS

 

The Clark County School District (CCSD) has a process in place to determine whether a school will be renovated or replaced. This process is based upon an analysis of the facility’s physical condition, ability to support the curriculum and a comparison of costs and feasibility of building a new facility versus the costs and feasibility of renovating an existing one.

The CCSD Facilities Division conducts annual facility assessments and incorporates the data into a Facilities Condition Database, which is used to screen all facilities over 40 years old and those in need of extensive repair. The relationship between current replacement value and renovation costs is expressed as a Facility Condition Index (FCI) using the following formula:

 

Facility Condition Index (FCI) =                       Renovation Costs_____________________
                                                            Current Replacement Value of School Facility

 

A school facility with an FCI over 0.60 will support a replacement recommendation. All replacement recommendations are reviewed by the Bond Oversight Committee and approved by the CCSD Board of School Trustees. The complete set of guidelines for school replacements are outlined in CCSD Regulation-7112.

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Rex Bell Elementary School was built in 1963. The school is one of two identified in need of replacement, after an examination of its current condition.

 

The school’s namesake was a well-known and esteemed figure in the community. Rex Bell was twice elected lieutenant governor of the state of Nevada, and he was also an actor in more than 50 Hollywood movies, primarily Westerns.

 

Start of construction: June 2016

 

Estimated completion: June 2017

 

107,842 square feet

 

Designed to accommodate 850 students, eliminating 14 portables.

 

Project budget: $27,955,281

 

Construction of the new school will be done in phases:
  • New school is built
  • Move files and teachers’ equipment from the old school to the new school
  • CCSD Facilities team will salvage any functional equipment from the old school
  • Old school is demolished
  • Construction of playground and field begins

 

The new elementary school will be a two-story building, with 53 classrooms including:
  • 1 PE classroom
  • 1 Art classroom
  • 1 Music classroom
  • 1 GATE classroom
  • 1 Literacy classroom
  • 1 STEM classroom
  • 2 Resource classrooms
  • 2 Flexible classrooms
  • 1 Early childhood classroom
  • 1 Pre-K classroom
  • 2 Special education classrooms
  • 6 Kindergarten (full-day) classrooms
  • 17 Grade 1-2 classrooms
  • 7 Grade 3 classrooms
  • 9 Grade 4-5 classrooms

 

The new school is a custom design. A new parent center will be housed in the original kindergarten building. Elements from that roof are being reused in the new multipurpose room structure.
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Lincoln Elementary School was built in 1955. The school is one of two identified in need of replacement, after an examination of its current condition.

 

Start of construction: June 2016

 

Estimated completion: June 2017

 

105,922 square feet

 

Designed to accommodate 850 students, eliminating 9 portables.

 

Project budget: $28,215,328

 

Construction of the new school will be done in phases:
  • New school is built
  • Move files and teachers’ equipment from the old school to the new school
  • CCSD Facilities team will salvage any functional equipment from the old school
  • Old school is demolished
  • Construction of playground and field begins

 

The new elementary school will be a two-story building, with 53 classrooms including:
  • 1 PE classroom
  • 1 Art classroom
  • 1 Music classroom
  • 1 GATE classroom
  • 1 Literacy classroom
  • 1 STEM classroom
  • 2 Resource classrooms
  • 2 Flex classrooms
  • 1 Early childhood classroom
  • 1 Pre-K classroom
  • 2 Special education classroom
  • 6 Kindergarten (full-day) classrooms
  • 17 Grade 1-2 classrooms
  • 7 Grade 3 classrooms
  • 9 Grade 4-5 classrooms

 

The new school is a custom design. The playground will include a memorial plaque, provided by Nellis Air Force Base, for First Lieutenant Raynor L. Herbert.

 

On May 13, 1964, Herbert was a student pilot at Nellis AFB who was involved in a fatal accident during his pilot training. Upon failure of his aircraft, he chose to ride his plane down in an attempt to guide it into an uninhabited area, sacrificing his life in order to spare the lives of hundreds of students at Lincoln Elementary School.

Replacement Strategy

 

In prior years, CCSD students attended school in double sessions in order to facilitate the replacement of school campuses. During double sessions, one school runs two sessions of students and staff throughout the day at the same campus. In an effort to help improve the school replacement process for students and their families, CCSD will be utilizing a ‘Swing School’ approach, which uses schools as temporary campuses while construction is completed.

 

Schools

 

John C. Fremont Professional Development Middle School

  • Year Built: 1955
  • Facility Condition Index (FCI): .91

 

J.D. Smith Middle School

  • Year Built: 1952
  • Facility Condition Index (FCI): .94

 

Ruby Thomas Elementary School

  • Year Built: 1963
  • Facility Condition Index (FCI): .63

 

Ira J. Earl Elementary School

  • Year Built: 1964
  • Facility Condition Index (FCI): .66

 

NEW Global Community School

 

Replacement Estimated Timeline

 

2019

  • Open J.D. Smith Middle School replacement campus
  • Open a temporary middle school at the former Bishop Gorman High School (BGHS) campus (on Maryland Parkway)
  • A portion of Roy Martin Middle School students move to J.D. Smith Middle School new replacement campus
  • A portion of John C. Fremont Professional Development Middle School students move temporarily to Roy Martin Middle School
  • A portion of John C. Fremont Professional Development Middle School students move to the temporary middle school at the former BGHS campus (three school years)

 

2020

  • Open John C. Fremont as a Kindergarten through 8th grade (K-8) school, to serve as a temporary swing school for replacement of Ruby Thomas Elementary School and Ira J. Earl Elementary School
  • Ruby Thomas Elementary School students move temporarily to John C. Fremont K-8 school, for one school year

 

2021

  • Open Ruby Thomas Elementary School replacement campus; students return from John C. Fremont K-8 school
  • Ira J. Earl Elementary School students move temporarily to John C. Fremont K-8 school, for one school year

 

2022

  • Open Ira J. Earl Elementary School replacement campus; students return from John C, Fremont K-8 school
  • Open John C. Fremont K-8; students return from the temporary middle school at the former BGHS campus.

 

Open new Global Community School at the former BGHS campus

Replacement Strategy

 

In prior years, CCSD students attended school in double sessions in order to facilitate the replacement of school campuses. During double sessions, one school runs two sessions of students and staff throughout the day at the same campus. In an effort to help improve the school replacement process for students and their families, CCSD will be utilizing a ‘Swing School’ approach, which uses schools as temporary campuses while construction is completed.

 

Schools

E.W. Griffith Elementary School

  • Year Built: 1962
  • Facility Condition Index (FCI): .69

 

Jo Mackey Elementary School  

  • Year Built: 1964
  • Facility Condition Index (FCI): .64

 

Howard Wasden Elementary School

  • Year Built: 1955
  • Facility Condition Index (FCI): .63

 

Ruth Fyfe Elementary School

  • Year Built: 1963
  • Facility Condition Index (FCI): .74

 

Twin Lakes Elementary School (Phased replacement)

  • Year Built: 1954
  • Facility Condition Index (FCI): .28

 

Mabel Hoggard Elementary School (Phased replacement)

  • Year Built: 1952
  • Facility Condition Index (FCI): .35

 

Wendell P. Williams Elementary School (used as a temporary campus only)

 

Replacement Estimated Timeline

 

2018

  • Open classroom additions at Doris Reed Elementary School and Vegas Verdes Elementary School
  • A portion of Ruth Fyfe Elementary School students move to Doris Reed Elementary School
  • A portion of E.W. Griffith Elementary School students move to Vegas Verdes Elementary School
  • At the end of the 2017-2018 school year Ruth Fyfe Elementary School closes and becomes a temporary swing school campus to facilitate the school replacement strategy
  • A portion of E.W. Griffith Elementary School students move to the swing school at Ruth Fyfe Elementary School
  • Open temporary campus at Wendell P. Williams Elementary School
  • Twin Lakes Elementary School students attend temporary campus at Wendell P. Williams Elementary School

 

2019

  • Open E.W. Griffith Elementary School replacement campus
  • All students at Ruth Fyfe Elementary School swing school move to the new E.W. Griffith Elementary School campus
  • Howard Wasden Elementary School students attend the swing school at Ruth Fyfe Elementary School for one year
  • Open Twin Lakes Elementary School replacement campus; students return from Wendell P. Williams temporary campus
  • Jo Mackey Elementary School students attend temporary campus at Wendell P. Williams Elementary School

 

2020

  • Open Howard Wasden Elementary School replacement campus; students return from Ruth Fyfe Elementary School swing school
  • Mabel Hoggard Elementary School students attend the swing school at Ruth Fyfe Elementary School
  • Open Jo Mackey Elementary School replacement campus; students return from Wendell P. Williams Elementary School
  • Remove temporary campus at Wendell P. Williams Elementary School

 

2021

  • Open Mabel Hoggard Elementary School replacement campus; students return from Ruth Fyfe Elementary School swing school
  • Close temporary swing school at Ruth Fyfe Elementary School