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Owner’s representative helps Michigan K-12 school district manage over $250 million in bond projects

Located in Oakland County, Novi Community School District (NCSD) consists of eight schools with over 6,500 students. To keep its mission of “a commitment to excellence,” NCSD first engaged Plante Moran Realpoint (PMR), formerly Plante Moran Cresa, in 2014 as owner’s representative to assist with overseeing a $70.9 million bond program. After a successful program completion, the district once again engaged PMR in 2019 to assist with a $185 million bond program that would continue building on the work completed in the last bond program.

PMR guided the district during the bond information campaign, facility assessments, enrollment projections, pre-planning, planning, design, and construction of each project within both programs. With our team’s assistance, the district has been able to align the scope of both bond projects to fit within the overall budgets.

The funds from the 2014 bond were used to address three key areas at each facility: building and site renovations, facility enhancements, and technology upgrades. One major project of the bond program was the design and construction of a 39,000-square-foot Early Childhood Education Center, which opened in 2017. The bond also included significant improvements to infrastructure, HVAC systems, and electrical upgrades across the district.

The funds from the 2019 bond were used to address site and building renovations, facility enhancements, and technology upgrades. The bond addressed the need for updated athletic equipment and fields with the construction of new tennis courts and the addition of a new stadium scoreboard at the middle school. The bond also included significant improvements to infrastructure, resurfaced parking lots, and roof replacements across the district.

The projects from both bond campaigns were completed over an eight-year period, with new bond projects set to begin in 2023.

Does your district have facility, security, and technology needs? Please reach out to us today to see how we can help you plan for and implement a bond program.

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