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

PETER SARPY ELEMENTARY

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

July 8, 2018 – Peter Sarpy

Life Safety/HVAC Upgrades

Lueder Construction has been proceeding with the construction to complete the life safety, building security and HVAC upgrades At Peter Sarpy Elementary.  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 HVAC renovations within the building involves the complete replacement of the existing HVAC system throughout 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 is 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 were received on the project.

Lighting
Also as part of the project, it is planned that all existing lighting in the building will be replaced by new energy efficient LED lighting. This being the first building in the District to fully utilize LED lighting, it will be used as a model to measure total energy consumption reduction.  The installation of the new LED lighting will also be eligible for energy rebates from OPPD for making the building more energy efficient

Initial construction schedules pointed to the possibility of work extending into possibly mid-October of 2018 which would have required extensive coordination with school personnel to complete work within the building with ongoing school operations.  Based on contractor input, the Contractor is now working on a schedule where renovation in most of the classroom areas could possibly be completed in early August with overall completion possibly occurring in early September 2018

May 8, 2018 – Peter Sarpy

Life Safety/HVAC Upgrades
The Bellevue School Board has approved the award of a contract to Lueder Construction 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 is 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 were received on the project.

Also as part of the project, it is planned that all existing lighting in the building will be replaced by new energy efficient LED lighting. This being the first building in the District to fully utilize LED lighting, it will be used as a model to measure total energy consumption reduction. The installation of the new LED lighting will also be eligible.

Bids were received on the project on April 26th, 2018 and Lueder Construction was approved by the Board to perform the work scheduled on the project. It is anticipated that work will begin on the project in May and will be completed in mid-Fall 2018.

May 8, 2018 – Peter Sarpy

Roof Projects
The roof area over the Kindergarten classrooms at the west end of Peter Sarpy was replaced over the Spring break period at the end of March. This area was identified as a high priority area for roof replacement. Other roof areas on the building have been identified as higher priority and will be scheduled over the next several years for replacement under a separate project.

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.