BERTHA BARBER ELEMENTARY
Location: 1402 Main Street
Grades Served: PK-6
History: In 1951, after a successful $30,000 bond vote, the Bellevue Board of Education purchased three sites for future schools to meet the demands of a rapidly growing community. One was for the North Ward School, which was constructed and opened in October of 1955. In the spring of 1955, the Board voted unanimously to name North Ward as Bertha Barber Elementary School after Miss Barber who was in her 44th year of teaching in Bellevue. Miss Bertha Barber holds the all-time service record of all Bellevue teachers, 45 years of teaching in Bellevue.
School Mascot: Bertha Barber Bobcats
School Colors: Royal Blue and White
School Purpose: To help all children realize their full potential as responsible citizens and learners.
Principal: Sue Fjelstad
- Replace/Repair Old Roofing
- Upgrades to Cooling System
- Upgrades to Staff and Student Technology
- Upgrades for Safety and Security
Phase 1 – Project bids received
Anticipated school board approval
Start of building improvement work
Anticipated substantial completion of work
Last Update: March 24, 2017
July 31st, 2017 – Bertha Barber Elementary School
Work is moving at a fast pace at Bertha Barber in preparation for the upcoming year. Some minor delays in delivery of some pieces of equipment and tight working conditions have slowed the progress of completion slightly at the building, but all is still on track to be operational on the first day of school on August 10th!! But the building is cool with the new chiller running! Final connections are being made for the new fire sprinkler system and will be completed this week. Some minor finish work will remain that first week of school, but all work will be completed after school hours and will not affect students and staff.
July 7th, 2017 – Bertha Barber Elementary
Work is full swing for the work scheduled for the renovation work included in the life safety /mechanical update project that is occurring at Bertha Barber. The new chiller unit has been placed and new interior fan coil units have arrived on site for installation. The fire sprinkler system piping is 90% completed at this time. Work on this project is on schedule for substantial completion the first week of August.
June 13, 2017 – Bertha Barber Elementary
Work is full swing for the work scheduled for the renovation work included in the life safety /mechanical update project that is occurring at Bertha Barber. Demolition work is ongoing on various mechanical and building components to prepare for new planned work. Most of the new mechanical equipment is scheduled to arrive on-site by the end of June and installation work being completed in July. Work on this project is on schedule for substantial completion the first week of August. Look for further updates as work progresses through the summer months.
May 26, 2017 – Bertha Barber | LeMay | Twin Ridge
With the end of the 2016-2017 school year, contractors are starting to gear up for the start of renovation work for the life safety /mechanical update projects that are occurring at these schools. Work on these projects will begin in full on May 30th. Look for further updates as work progresses through the summer months. Work on all of these projects are scheduled to be completed by August 4th, 2017.
April 12, 2017 – Bertha Barber
On April 3rd, 2017, the Bellevue School Board approved bids for the Life Safety and Mechanical Upgrades project scheduled for construction this coming summer. The Ray Martin Company of Omaha will be the prime contractor on the project. Some minor miscellaneous work will begin in and around the facility in late April/early May but will not affect ongoing school activities. The major components of work will begin on May 25th, 2017 and with an anticipated substantial completion on or around August 4th, 2017.
Check back for updates as they become available.