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I am writing to update you on recent developments with Campus Development and a decision that the Board has taken at our 23 January 2018 Board meeting.
The current Campus Development project, Phase 3A, falls within a multi-phase plan approved by the Board in 2014. The goal of the Campus Development plan was to renovate/upgrade original campus buildings, create additional shared learning spaces and provide some additional campus facilities. Due to the size and projected cost, the overall plan was divided into five separate phases, each to be approved, financed and constructed separately according to the financial indicators at the time. Postponements or pauses between phases would be considered if the Board deemed the pause financially prudent for the school.
Phase 3A was begun in the spring of 2016 with an anticipated completion date of May 2017. However, design modifications, project management contractual changes, material sourcing and product upgrades have contributed to delays and significant cost overruns for the project.
The Board has therefore decided to "pause" after phase 3A is completed in June 2018. The new covered courts, artificial turf field, dining hall/testing centre and new elementary school wing will be finished and in full use as of August 2018. In the meantime, over the summer all fencing will be removed and green spaces relaid with access paths. Phases 3B, 3C and 3D will be put on hold and resumed once the board believes that the timing is right with the necessary resources and project management structure in place to proceed with confidence.
As with all our Board work, we strive to fulfill our duty of care role for the long term welfare of the school and believe that this is the best way forward for now.
Please read here for a more complete overview of the Board decision to pause.
Nguyen Van Hieu