PETER SARPY ELEMENTARY 2018-01-21T00:24:38+00:00


About Us

Established: 1961
Location: 2908 Vandenberg Avenue
Grades Served: PK-6
History: On May 20, 1959, the Secretary of the Air Force and the Bellevue Public Schools entered into a lease agreement to permit the school district to build and operate a public school, at the Offutt Family Housing Annex to be known as Capehart Housing. Peter Sarpy, dedicated on April 20, 1961, was the first of three elementary schools to be built in Capehart on Air Force property. The school was named after Peter A. Sarpy, the pioneer politician who, in 1854, organized the Bellevue Town Company, which incorporated our city.
School Mascot: Peter Sarpy Dolphins
School Colors: Blue and White
School Purpose: To develop successful 21st Century learners and responsible citizens.
Principal: Jeremy J. Weber

Project Summary

  • Upgrades for Fire Safety
  • Upgrades of Mechanical Systems
  • Technology Upgrades
  • Upgrades for Safety and Security
  • Roof Replacement (Kindergarten Wing)

Project Timeline

  • School Improvement Planning Begins

  • Anticipated Construction Start

  • Anticipated Construction Completion

Last Update: January 21, 2018

Project Notes

February 13, 2018 – Peter Sarpy

Life Safety/HVAC Upgrades: The Bellevue School Board has approved the process of going out to bid for planned work at Peter Sarpy 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 system 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 – Peter Sarpy

Bids will be presented at the March Bellevue School Board meeting for a replacement of two areas of roofing located towards the south and east ends of the building at Peter Sarpy Elementary School. It is anticipated that work on the project will begin around June 1st and will be completed by the early part of August to coincide with the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

January 2, 2018 – Peter Sarpy

Bids will be received in February for the planned roof replacement work for a portion of the roof areas at Peter Sarpy Elementary School. A study was completed for the Bellevue School District by an outside roof consultant and roof areas at the building were identified as a higher priority for consideration of replacement. The roof area in question that will be replaced is located at the very west end of the building. 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 in the affected building areas will be completed by the start of school in August 2018.

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