LITTLEROCK — Keppel Union School District will spend up to $60,000 on a contract with architectural firm Flewelling and Moody for basic architectural services including design and construction documents of the future wellness center at Lake Los Angeles School.
The district will spend another $298,443 to purchase a 48-foot by 40-foot modular building that would serve as the center. Then there is another $63,840 in tenant improvements for construction of the offices inside the building.
Flewelling and Moody designed and built Lake Los Angeles School. The firm will scope out the design and location of where the wellness facility is to be located. They will also make the recommendations and designs to be submitted to the Division of the State Architect, as well as work with the contractors to make sure all specifications meet Division of the State Architect requirements.
The not-to-exceed $60,000 contract, and the $298,443 to purchase the modular building from Elite Modular Leasing and Sales Inc. (not including $63, 840 in tenant improvements) is part of the $750,000 budget the Board approved for the project at its Feb. 7 meeting.
The cost to purchase the modular building with office, kitchen and restrooms intact was $375,720, according to a proposal submitted to the District. Keppel Union can save $13,637 by buying the modular building and completing its own tenant improvements.
Board Clerk Georgia Halliman expressed concern the district was nearing its $750,000 budget.
“We’ve only got $300,000 left,” Halliman said.
Superintendent Ruben Zepeda said the only things left are concrete, leveling, and trenching to provide electricity and fiber cable.
Halliman also asked about furniture and trash cans.
“I don’t want to go over that $750,000,” Halliman said.
Zepeda agreed but said if the district does go over, it can pull money from the school’s Mello-Roos funds.
Lake Los Angeles School’s future Wellness Center will have an office for a nurse, counselors and outside agencies that will bring services to the community. Those include Social and Behavior Change Communication, Children’s Bureau, Antelope Vally Partners for Health, Healthy Families America, Autism Learning Partners, kinship programs and financial institutions that will help parents learn how to budget.
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