The money comes from the $218 million Measure I Bond which was passed by voters in 2006 to be used to upgrade facilities and do repairs at local schools.
From the district website,the projects carried out over the summer included:
Arcadia High School saw many improvements come to fruition this summer, including the modernization of more than 30 classrooms, labs and its main gym, which is slated to open this fall. Its outdoor Rally Court, the largest student lunch and meeting area on campus, was also updated to include seating walls and planters, a grassy area, shade canopies, lighting and a 900 square-foot performance stage to accommodate lunchtime functions and activities.
Students at Camino Grove Elementary will be greeted on their first day of school with freshly painted classrooms and new flooring, smartboards and fire safety upgrades. Their campus was also updated with the modernization of the site’s administration and student services building, landscape and hardscape improvements and a new air conditioning system in the school’s multipurpose room. As a component of the District’s master plan to ensure student safety, perimeter fencing was also installed and gives the school the ability to lock down the campus. Every school receiving modernization Districtwide is being retrofitted with this feature.
Although some additional work is planned through December, workers this summer also completed the modernization of most of the classrooms at Hugo Reid Elementary as well as the school’s administration and student services building. Hugo Reid students and families will also notice renovations to its landscaping and paved areas.
Classroom and facility renovations at Highland Oaks Elementary School, which is part of the first phase of schools to receive updates, were completed this summer, with the final work being performed on the school’s multipurpose room air conditioning system.For more on the project, visit the district website.