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October 11, 2022 School Board Meeting
Gardendale Alternative Learning Center - Cosntruction Management Services
Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 10/11/2022
Consent Type
Without Information

The School Board has previously approved two owner-directed change orders to the contract for the Gardendale Alternative Learning Center facility renewal project to support bringing the special day school services previously provided by a contracted vendor back to a District facility. As the facility has been operational, the frequency of eloping students created a safety concern. The proposed solution balances the safety of potentially eloping students and the need for egress during a fire. The proposed door control systems are not immediately responsive to students independently exiting the classroom; however, in order to implement these systems, smoke detectors and fire alarm connections are also required which disable the devices in the event of a fire. This solution has been thoroughly vetted through the District's Building Official and Fire Marshal. 

Wharton-Smith, Inc. has submitted an owner-directed change order #3 for implementing the door control systems and fire safety system modifications to Building 67 in the amount of $107,453. Administration and permitting costs were previously budgeted. 

The project is included in the proposed FY 23 capital program. 

Board approval is required for purchase orders over $50,000. The standard agreement template has been used which does not require legal review. 


Approve the owner-directed change order #3 submitted by Wharton, Smith, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $107,453 under their continuing contract for construction management services for the power and technology upgrades required at Gardendale Alternative Learning Center to support the special day school program. 

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding

Capital Projects
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
22/23 $107,453 Yes 373 4101 007950 7400 681 000
Legal Counsel Review
Susan Hann, P.E., Assistant Superintendent Facilities Services 633-1000 ext. 11446 David Lindemann, AICP, Director Planning & Project Management 633-1000 ext. 11463
Gardendale Facility Renewal 2022 Change Order No. 3 Attachments.pdf
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