Measure B money used for construction and improvement of school facilities

Jacqueline Barr

 The Board of Trustees has allocated approximately $30 million of Bond Measure B to the improvement of athletic facilities in the FUHSD district. The bond was passed in June of 2008 and allows $198 million to the district for the  improvement of campus facilities and equipment.

 

The Board of Trustees has allocated approximately $30 million of Bond Measure B to the improvement of athletic facilities in the FUHSD district. The bond was passed in June of 2008 and allows $198 million to the district for the  improvement of campus facilities and equipment.

The plans for Monta Vista’s athletic facilities are almost finalized taking into account new bleachers, an all-weather track, and storage facilities.

Construction is planned to start the day after the class of 2010 graduatesand is projected to last for one year. "[Because of the construction], 2011 will probably not graduate at [MVHS]," Assistant Principal Brad Metheany said.

Unlike the other four schools in the district , which are completing construction in phases, MVHS is doing all construction simultaneously.  Metheany commented that although MVHS has the largest number of students, the school has  the smallest acreage. He continued on to say that although all of the construction is being done at one time, the  actual amount of space being affected is probably equal to that of one stage of the construction at another school.

During construction, many MVHS student groups will have to make adjustments and depend upon the community for support. For example, some sports practices and physical education classes will be held off-site at Kennedy Middle School and Lincoln Elementary School.

So far, bond money from Measure B has been spent at MVHS on the staff parking lot re-pavement, LCD projectors for classrooms and some exterior painting and maintenance work.

 

 

 

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