FACILITIES & PROJECT INFORMATION
MEASURE H INFORMATION
On November 8, 2022, the voters in the Amador County Unified School District will be asked to consider Measure H. Measure H is a general obligation bond which will generate $64 million in local funds to renovate and modernize the schools in the District. Most of the District schools were built in the 1950s and 1960s and are old. Their critical systems and infrastructure are reaching the end of their useful life.
Measure H funds will:
- Repair and replace leaky and deteriorating roofs
- Improve, upgrade or replace outdated electrical, plumbing, sewer, heating and air conditioning systems
- Upgrade science, computer, and career technical education labs and facilities
- Repair, modernize and improve old classrooms and facilities, and replace outdated, temporary portables
- Maintain and improve six existing elementary schools in the communities they currently serve
- Build new facilities at consolidated schools to expand programs at the middle and high school campuses, better preparing all students for vocational jobs, college and careers
Please attend one of our Measure H Informational Meetings for more information!
Amador Consolidated High School
Jackson Elementary School
Ione Elementary School
Sutter Creek Elementary School
Projects In Progress
- Argonaut High School has a brand new turf field, with another in progress at Amador High School.
Recently Completed Projects
- There are brand-new, state-funded Special Education buildings at Argonaut High School, Plymouth Elementary School, and Jackson Junior High School.
- HVAC systems have been installed in the gyms at Argonaut High School, Jackson Junior High School, and Ione Junior High School.
If you have questions about current or future facilities projects, please contact the Business office.
Facilities Utilization Master Plan
A Facilities Utilization Master Plan is a document that serves as a reference upon which decisions are made for future facility needs. Facilities planning requires building and modernizing schools for a rapidly changing tomorrow. With this in mind, planners should consider educational needs projected into a future that will serve the needs of all students.
Facilities planning involves research, consultation with experts, and a process that is broad-based. The most successful school planning is one that is continual in the process of planning over time. A plan that has built-in flexibility based on reasonable data and a keen understanding of the students served by the district is necessary.
Due to limited facility construction funding from the state level and minimal local funding availability, realistic expectations must be applied to future modernization, new construction, and replacement projects.
This Facilities Utilization Master Plan, as all master plans, is not intended to answer all questions, nor circumvent future thinking. This master plan provides a foundation and will need to be flexible to the ever-changing environment of the student population, curriculum, and the economic environment.
Included in this Facilities Utilization Master Plan is relevant information such as the educational program, the educational facilities, the condition of the facilities, demographics, and identification of possible funding sources.
Facilities Maintenance Plans
The Facilities Maintenance Plan provides an overview of the maintenance of all buildings, grounds, equipment, for fourteen (14) sites and identifies objectives of the maintenance program for Amador County Unified School District (ACUSD) and Amador County Office of Education (ACOE). In addition, it represents the Routine Restricted Maintenance Account and Deferred Maintenance Accounts.
Facilities Inspection System Reports
The Facilities Inspection System Report comprises an evaluation of all of the schools throughout the district. Serving as the uniform definition of good repair, the Facilities Inspection Tool (FIT) is intended to be used by school officials in ensuring that all California school children have access to clean, safe, and functional school facilities. The FIT is designed to identify areas of a school site that are in need of repair based upon a visual inspection of the site. Numerous categories are evaluated including, but not limited to, mechanical systems, sewer, interior surfaces, electrical, restrooms, fire safety, structural damage, roofs, and playgrounds. Many of the areas of need identified in the report will be addressed in the coming weeks in months as this report will be used by the maintenance department to improve conditions for the coming years. Properly maintaining this report and addressing the needs will provide the district with the potential to apply for state-funded facilities projects through the School Facility Program.
California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (CUPCCAA)
Amador County Public Schools uses Quality Bidders for the CUPCCAA-compliant bidding process. To submit an application for approval, please visit the link below:
If you have any questions please contact:
- The Argonaut High School Culinary Arts classroom renovation is complete. Students at Argonaut High School now have access to a state-of-the-art culinary facility.
- New, modern, ADA-compliant bleachers are installed in the Amador and Argonaut High School gymnasiums.
- The Argonaut High School track renovation is complete. Argonaut High School now has a competition-level facility.