• Elementary building project

    As Bellefonte Area School District looks to the future and considers its elementary building plan, Hunt architects and engineers will conduct an initial needs assessment of the four buildings to help the school board and district better decide on the best final option for the project that could include a consolidation of schools, new structure, renovation of existing buildings or combination of options. In this plan, public feedback is encouraged from community members and stakeholders. In 2019, members of the public joined the school board and district in a series of listening meetings held January, February and March where information was presented about probable options, and then public input was provided. A list of frequently-asked questions was compiled from the meetings with responses available on the district website.

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  • Feasibility studies

    Podcasts

    • Elementary project, Part 1 (April 3, 2020)
      • Bellefonte Area school board is continuing with progress of the proposed elementary building project. A committee was established that includes members of the board, district and community to support Hunt in its contract and act as a liaison among Hunt, the district and community.
    • Elementary project, Part 2 (April 6, 2020)
      • Representatives from Hunt architects and engineers talk about the needs assessment of the district's four elementary buildings. Their discussion incudes the goal of the study, some of their findings and what's next in the process.
    • Elementary project, Part 3 (April 17, 2020)
      • Hunt is continuing with the needs assessment of the four district elementary buildings, and compares the current conditions of the structures to that of other schools within the area, and what may be needed to improve educational space.
    • Elementary project, Part 4 (May 20, 2020)
      • Hunt is onto its next phase with the needs assessment of elementary buildings within Bellefonte Area School District. Three representatives breakdown their findings and take the community through the building survey packet available for public viewing.
  • Additional updates

    • July 1, 2019: Building project plan in the works
      • In a series of listening meetings, the public was invited to hear and provide feedback about a proposed project to revamp elementary schools at Bellefonte Area School District. There are four possible options.
      • See original feasibility study, here: Feasibility study, Jan. 19, 2017 (Crabtree, Rohrbaugh and Associates)

    *Project postponed until further notice (November 2019)

    *Due to school closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic, information is subject to change (March 16, 2020)

    • March 27, 2020: Facilities committee meets with Hunt
      • The facilities committee met for the first time with Hunt, where the architect and engineering team presented information about the building conditions survey. A podcast was conducted that provides further information: Part 2
    • June 8, 2020: Q&A
      • Frequently-asked questions are answered about the elementary building project. This will be updated as necessary.
    • July 1, 2020: Timeline
      • A timeline of important dates regarding the elementary building project, starting in 2009
    • hunt present aug 11 Aug. 11, 2020: Hunt presents to the Bellefonte Area school board.
      • You may see the school board meeting, here: Aug. 11 meeting. The presentation begins at the 44:20 mark.