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Architect's rendering of Saugus High Auditorium. CLICK IMAGE to see more.

[KHTS] – The Hart High School Board approved construction projects Wednesday including a new Saugus High School auditorium; two-story classroom buildings at Hart High and Sierra Vista Junior High; and shade structures at West Ranch High School and Golden Valley High School.

The Division of the State Architect approved the plans for the structures in Aug. 2014.

The requested motion to adjust the total construction budget to $13,500,000 and amend the architectural design fee by $279,400 was also approved on Wednesday.

It is anticipated that the auditorium will go to bid within the next two to four months.

The expected construction cost will be $13.5 million, assuming four years of escalation from the June 2012 estimate of $10.1 million, according to Wednesday’s agenda.

The original total construction budget for the project was set at $8,818,000 per the January 2011 Agreement for Architectural Services for the Saugus High School Auditorium.

For additional architectural engineering services, $29,400 will be needed, according to the Hart School District’s  Wednesday’s agenda.

District staff has completed planning for West Ranch High School shade structure and is prepared to go to formal design, Division of the Architect (DSA) submittal, fabrication, and construction.

The scope of work approved for West Ranch High School is:

* One 60’ by 60’ structure for the quad with four 14’ x 14’ single post structures located outside the cafeteria building at the lower quad.

* Ten 14’ x 14’ single post structures in various locations at the upper quad.

* One 14×14-foot single post structure at main entrance of the school.

The total estimated proposal is $273,777.28.

In April 2014 the Santa Clarita Valley Facilities Foundation provided the District with a donation of $1,000,000 for installation of shade structures District-wide.

The Shade Structure Program has been grouped into three phases to align with Shade Structures, Inc.’s, capacity for project execution.

The three phases are:

Phase I:  Golden Valley High School, West Ranch High School

Phase II:  Arroyo Seco Junior High School, Sierra Vista Junior High School, Saugus High School

Phase III:  Placerita Junior High School, Bowman High School, Canyon High School, La Mesa Junior High School, Sequoia School.


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  1. Yay! When is the estimated completion date for Saugus High School Auditorium?

  2. Yay! When is the estimated completion date for Saugus High School Auditorium?

  3. That all sounds positive and long overdue for Saugus.??

  4. That all sounds positive and long overdue for Saugus.??

  5. Tom Lund Tom Lund says:

    Finally! Saugus gets the auditorium that was promised 10 years ago

  6. We have a champion running team at SHS too. When can we get a decent track put in???

  7. Ronie Rowsey Ronie Rowsey says:

    Why don’t we get anything like that in Canyon country? All we get is housing complex right next to the train tracks. SMH.

  8. Ronie Rowsey Ronie Rowsey says:

    Why don’t we get anything like that in Canyon country? All we get is housing complex right next to the train tracks. SMH.

  9. It’s about time Saugus get something!!??

  10. It’s about time Saugus get something!!??

  11. The new Hart building was suppose to start two years ago.

  12. Yay for Saugus ! No more Gymnasium

  13. Construction on the school but in construction on the education in the school, smh, this district is terrible

  14. Construction on the school but in construction on the education in the school, smh, this district is terrible

  15. Kurt Wilson Kurt Wilson says:

    Awesome thx Hart board members for approving another venue to support music education in public schools. http://www.music-moves.org

  16. Tessa Lucero says:

    Good. Long overdue for Saugus.

    OTOH, 15 “single post 14×14 shade structures” and one 60×60 shade structure at West Ranch for a total cost of nearly $275K?

    I have a few 14×14 single post shade structures on my property. They cost a lot less than that. They’re called trees.

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