SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 188
October 8, 1999
|FROM:||Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Public School Buildings Placed Under Contract Between July 1, 1998 - June 30, 1999, and Individual and Average Cost Data by School Type|
Attached are: * A list of new public school projects placed under contract in fiscal year 1998-99 with individual and average cost data by school types (Attachments 1-3); * A list of selected addition and renovation projects in fiscal year 1998- 99 with individual and average cost data (Attachment 4); * A six-year (1993-1994 through 1998-99) tabulation of average unit area and cost data (Attachment 5); and, * A graph, based on the above, indicating the change in public school construction costs over a six-year period (Attachment 6). As was provided last year, we have identified site development costs as a separate item on Attachments No. 1- 3. Based on last year's averages, there appears to be an increase in prices compared to the previous year, except for the middle school average costs. We are not aware of any reason for the low cost of the middle schools; however, we do not expect the average cost of middle school construction to remain below the cost of elementary school construction in the future. If you have any questions concerning the above, please call Hunter L. Barnes, architectural consultant, Facilities Services at (804) 225-2035. PDS/ya Enclosures: A hard copy of this memo and its attachment will be sent to the superintendent's office. .