• Rochester Schools Modernization Program
     
    Rochester City
    School District

    RSMP

    City
    of Rochester
     
     

    The RSMP ...
     
    The Rochester Schools Modernization Program is a multi-phase capital initiative of the
    Rochester
    City School District in partnership with the City of Rochester.
     
    Charged with overseeing the Program is the Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board. The RJSCB includes seven members: Three are appointed by the Superintendent of Schools; three are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Rochester; and the seventh is appointed by mutual agreement by the Superintendent and Mayor. Click on the file below to view the Cooperative Agreement among the City, the District, and the RJSCB regarding the Program. 
     
    Phase 1 
    Planning for Phase I, which was authorized by the State of New York, is expected to total up to $325 million in bonded projects. The RJSCB, on January 31, 2011, voted to send the Draft Comprehensive School Facilities Modernization Plan, Phase I, to Albany for review by the State. The plan is a concept draft for initial review by NYS. Plans for individual buildings will be refined during the final design process with the input of the Building Advisory Committees for each building. 
     
    The Phase I Comprehensive School Facilities Modernization Plan is over 300 pages with images, charts, and other large format files. The document has been broken up into 5 parts for faster downloading. Please click on the links below to download each of the 5 parts.
     
    Part One          Part Two          Part Three          Part Four          Part Five              
     
     
    Phase 2 

    New York State has authorized up to $435 million to renovate Rochester Schools from 2016 to 2021 during Phase 2 of the Facilities Modernization Plan. On April 25, 2016 the RJSCB voted to send the Comprehensive Master Plan for Phase 2 to the State Education Department and to the New York State Comptroller for review and approval. These documents provide a comprehensive overview of the Phase 2 plan.

     

    Volume 1: Strategic Plan Summary
    An overview of the District’s facility needs and the 13 schools recommended for renovation during Phase 2, with project descriptions and anticipated costs. Approved by the Rochester Board of Education on March 24, 2016, and the Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board on April 4, 2016.

     

    Volume 2: Financial Plan
    A detailed analysis of plans for working with State, County and City government to provide cost-effective financing for projects during Phase 2. Approved by the Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board on April 25, 2016, and the Rochester Board of Education on April 28, 2016.

     

    Volume 3: Diversity Plan
    A description of the steps that will be taken by the RJSCB to ensure that minority-owned, women‐owned, and disadvantaged business enterprises and minority and women members of the workforce are given the opportunity to participate in the performance of the contracts awarded. Approved by the Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board on April 25, 2016.

     

    Volume 4: Supplementary Appendix
    Facility drawings, condition surveys, enrollment analyses and other detail related to Phase 2.

     

    Annual Reports

    The Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board's Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2011-12 is available by clicking here
     
    The Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board's Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2012-13 is available by clicking here
     
    The Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board's Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2013-14 is available by clicking here
     
    The Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board's Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2014-15 is available by clicking here 
     
    The Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board's Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2015-16 is available by clicking here 
     
    The Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board's Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2016-17 is available by clicking here  
     
    The Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board's Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2017-18 is available by clicking here 
     
    The Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board's Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2018-19 is available by clicking here
     
    The Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board's Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2019-20 is available by clicking here
     
    The Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board's Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2020-21 is available by clicking here
     
    The Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board's Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2021-22 is available by clicking here

     
    Phase I State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)
     
    The Board determined, following several months of review, that the proposed Rochester Schools Modernization Program would not result in significant adverse environmental impacts. The complete Environmental Assessment Form, Parts 1, 2, and 3, upon which this determination was based, are available for download below. The report has been broken into three parts for easier access, as the report totals more than 350 pages. Click the links below to access the document.
     
     
    The Board has amended the original SEQRA report based on the design changes to the first six projects in Phase I. The original Negative Declaration was reaffirmed. See the amended report here
     
    A second update to the original SEQRA report based on the design changes to the next group of projects in Phase I has been completed. The original Negative Declaration was reaffirmed. See the second amended report here.
     
    Phase II State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)
     
    The complete Environmental Assessment Form, Part 1, is available for download here.
     
    The list of schools included in Phase 2 has been updated.  The revised Part 1 Environmental Assessment Forms (EAFs) for each school are available for download here

    The Board determined, following several months of review, that the proposed Rochester Schools Modernization Program would not result in significant adverse environmental impacts. The complete Environmental Assessment Form, Parts 1, 2, and 3, upon which this determination was based, are available for download below. The report has been broken into three parts for easier access, as the report totals more than 350 pages. Click the links below to access the document.
     
     
     

     
    Active Requests for Qualifications / Requests for Pricing / Requests for Bids:   

     

    DESIGN SERVICES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

     

    The Rochester (NY) Joint Schools Construction Board (“RJSCB”) is seeking proposals from qualified Architectural/Engineering (“A/E”) firms to provide design services, as part of Phase III of the Rochester Schools Modernization Program (“RSMP”). The selected firm shall have overall design responsibility for planned renovation of the following Phase 3B high school:

     

    • Franklin Educational Campus, 950 Norton Street, Rochester, NY 14621. The estimated construction cost for this project is currently up to $108M.

    There is no expressed or implied obligation for the RJSCB to reimburse the responding firms for any expenses incurred in preparing proposals in response to this request.

     

    A walkthrough of the building and the site will be conducted by the RJSCB’s Program Manager, and Representatives of the School District on 13 June 2024 at 3:00 pm starting at the Main Entrance of the Franklin Education Campus at 950 Norton Street, Rochester, NY 14621.

    Proposals shall be addressed to Mr. Pépin Accilien, P.E., Program Director, and will be accepted until Thursday, 11 July 2024, by 12:00 Noon, at the RSMP office located at 70 Carlson Road, Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14610. The RJSCB reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted.

    It is the respondent’s responsibility to ensure that their proposal is received by the RJSCB before the deadline, whether sent by mail or by means of personal delivery. All proposals received after the deadline stated in the RFP will not be considered and will be returned unopened to the firm. The responding firm assumes the risk of any delay in the mail or in the handling of the mail.

     

    Questions during the proposal period must be emailed to: Ms. Kimberly Mitchell at kmitchell@rjscb.com, by 21 June 2024. Questions received orally or by electronic means will not be accepted or responded to by the RSMP.

     

    Franklin High School RFP

    Addendum #1 to Franklin High School RFP


     
    Phase I Project Labor Agreement (PLA)
     
    In the Fall of 2011, the RJSCB hired Seeler Engineering P.C. to perform a PLA Study to evaluate the potential costs/benefits of a PLA for the RSMP. Based on the potential for significant savings outlined in the resulting PLA Study the RJSCB decided to commence negotiations for a PLA with the Rochester Building and Construction Trades Council acting on behalf of the twenty-three craft unions likely to participate in the RSMP Project.
     
    Click here to view the final PLA Study.
     
    In February 2012, the RJSCB reached an agreement in principle with the Rochester Building and Construction Trades Council for a Project Labor Agreement. This agreement has been approved by the Building and Construction Trades Department of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).
     
    Click here to view the fully executed PLA.
     
     
    Phase II Project Labor Agreement (PLA)
     
    In the Winter of 2016, the RJSCB hired Seeler Engineering P.C. to perform a PLA Study to evaluate the potential costs/benefits of a PLA for Phase 2 of the RSMP. Based on the potential for significant savings outlined in the resulting PLA Study the RJSCB decided to commence negotiations for a PLA with the Rochester Building and Construction Trades Council acting on behalf of the craft unions likely to participate in Phase 2 of the RSMP Project.
     
    Click here to view the Phase 2 PLA Study. 
     

     
     
     Meetings of the Board are in person and virtual with the Zoom link below and are open to the public.

     

    Upcoming Meetings   

     
    Monday, July 8, 2024
    Monthly Meeting, 4:00 p.m. 
     
                               

                                                                              RJSCB Monthly Meetings Zoom Link


     
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    Members of the Board:
    Thomas Richards, Chair
    Shawn Farr, Vice Chair
    Kim Jones
    Jesse Dudley
    Ronald Gaither
    Richard Perrin
    Jacob Scott
     
     
     
      
     
     

      
     


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