BETZ ELEMENTARY 2018-01-21T00:23:00+00:00


About Us

Established: 1952
Location: 605 W. 27th Avenue
Grades Served: PK-6
History: Students attended Offutt Air Base School during 1951-52 when Wherry Housing opened. The school consisted of temporary frame military buildings that were moved to Wherry to accommodate the 700 new children moving on base and needing to be educated. Bellevue Public Schools opened Betz Elementary in Fall of 1952. In May, 1951, a newspaper ballot was printed for readers to send in their votes to name the new school. The vote for South Ward produced an easy result – Betz Elementary School. Betz Elementary was named after Dr. William Betz, a physician who cared for people in the Bellevue community for over 50 years and served on the Bellevue Board of Education.
School Mascot: Betz Eagles
School Colors: Red and White
School Purpose: To empower students with the tools they need to experience success as lifelong learners.
Principal: Ms. Kathy Boeve

Project Summary

  • Upgrades for Fire Safety
  • Upgrades of Mechanical Systems
  • Technology Upgrades
  • Upgrades for Safety and Security
  • Roof Replacement (Entire Building)

Project Timeline

  • Anticipated Construction Start

  • Anticipated Construction Completion

  • School Improvement Planning Begins

Last Update: January 21, 2018

Project Notes

February 13, 2018 – Betz

Life Safety/HVAC Upgrades: The Bellevue School Board has approved the process of going out to bid for planned work at Betz Elementary to complete life safety, building security and HVAC upgrades in the building. Life safety and security considerations that will be taken care of include the installation of a fire sprinkler system throughout the building and inclusion of a new security entrance vestibule at the main building entrance. The proposed bond work also made provisions for replacement of miscellaneous pieces of mechanical equipment around the building.

The existing building heating and cooling system consists of a steam boiler and a central chiller unit. The District decided to analyze the planned expenses on the existing building system to determine the best solution on moving forward on upgrading the HVAC system in the building. A study was completed by Advanced Engineering Systems, who will be the HVAC engineer for the project. With the age and condition of existing building systems as well as the inefficiencies of the existing building systems, the HVAC engineer concluded as part of the study that an alternative HVAC solution to the existing system may be a better direction to go. Based on the study of the building, it was determined that a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system would prove to be a more cost effective and efficient solution to operate the building. This solution would also provide more individual control in the building for the building occupants. It was determined by the Board that the existing mechanical system will be replaced with a new variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system using the bond money allocated as part of the project and then supplementing the remainder of the system upgrade costs with funds from the District Building and Site fund after review of the costs that are received when the bids come back in. It is anticipated that bids will be received in late April. If approved by the Board, work will begin in May and will be completed in mid-Fall 2018.

February 13, 2018 – Betz

The Bellevue School Board has awarded a contract to Mejia Roofing Company for the replacement of the existing roof system for Betz Elementary School. Preliminary work will begin in mid-May and will continue through the summer with work anticipated to be completed in early to mid-August to coincide with the start of the 2018-2019 school year

January 2, 2018 – Betz

Bids will be received in January for the planned roof replacement work for Betz Elementary School. A study was completed for the Bellevue School District by an outside roof consultant and the roof at Betz was identified as a higher priority for consideration of replacement. It is anticipated that work on the roof replacement will begin in late May to coincide with the end of the 2017-2018 school year. It is anticipated that the roofing work will be completed by the start of school in August 2018.

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