Dublin Elementary Modernization Project*
Overview: Dublin Elementary School opened in 1961 and after almost sixty years of service to the community the Board has approved a $33M budget to renovate or replace older buildings on the campus. Unlike Frederiksen and Murray, which are receiving nearly complete rebuilds to replace aging facilities and to allow for projected growth in students, Dublin Elementary is following a different path. There are no plans to expand capacity at Dublin Elementary, and the school, which has relatively new kindergarten, third, and fourth-grade classrooms, needs less modernization than Murray and Frederiksen. The work at Dublin Elementary will focus on replacing the remaining older facilities, not a full campus rebuild. Besides classroom buildings, work will likely include the creation of new MPR, library, and administrative buildings.
Once work is completed, Dublin Elementary will be on par with any new elementary school in the Tri-Valley.
Emergency repair work is also being conducted at Dublin Elementary to help address short-term needs at the site while long-term projects are planned and implemented.
Key elements in the Dublin Elementary school renovation project are listed below. Where applicable, an estimated amount of time for a project is listed. These are not hard numbers. As with all construction projects, timelines can be impacted by various factors. The list below is designed to help communicate some of the project elements that need to take before groundbreaking begins. More details and specifics will be provided as the project moves forward:
- Board approval of funding: On December 2, 2019, the Board approved an amended implementation plan, which included $33M for work at Dublin Elementary. Funding to be used is a combination of Measure C and Prop 51 State Matching Funds.
- Present Architect Selection Committee’s recommendation to the Board: During the June 11, 2020 board meeting, Dublin Unified School District staff recommended, and the Board unanimously approved, the fee proposal from Lionakis for architectural design services for Dublin Elementary School modernization project.
- Assemble steering committee: Start September 1, with the return of 10-month employees
- Geo survey and report (can run concurrently with CEQA & EIR): Estimated duration of project element 3-4 months
- CEQA (can run concurrently with EIR & GEO): Estimated duration of project element 5-6 months
- EIR (can run concurrently with CEQA & GEO): Estimated duration of project element 5-6 months
- ED SPEC (start when steering com activity starts) 2-3 months plus Board approval): Estimated duration of project element 3-4 months
- Community meetings: Number of meetings depends on spacing and interest from community 2-3 months
- Phase 1 drawings including site master plan for all phases: Estimated duration of project element 4 months
- Phase 2 & 3 drawings: Estimated duration of project element 3-4 months
- DTSC Phase 1 (starts after the Geo report has been completed and submitted): Estimated duration of project element 3-4 months
- DSA review and approval of Phase 1 drawings: Estimated duration of project element 6-9 months
- DSA review and approval of Phases 2 & 3: Estimated duration of project element 6-9 months
- Advertise, bid & award Phase 1 construction follows DSA approval of drawings: Estimated duration of project element 2.5-3 months
Funding Source: Combination of Measure C and Prop 51 State Matching Funds
Estimated Cost: $33M ($9.2M Measure C/$23.8M Prop 51 State Matching Funds)
DUSD Project Manager: Thomas Moore, Assistant Director of Facilities, Dublin Unified School District
Groundbreaking Date: From the awarding of the architect’s contract to groundbreaking could take approximately 18 months, assuming no unforeseen setbacks.
Estimated Completion Date: TBD
Location: 7997 Vomac Road, Dublin, CA 94568
*Information on this page will change as the project moves forward. We make every effort to keep the information as accurate as possible.