By Brittany Hanson/Garden Grove Journal
Tuesday’s school board meeting saw a presentation by Stuart Moe, facilities director, bring the board and staff up to speed on where the process of modernization stands.
Funding for these upgrades comes from Measure A, a $250 million bond issue approved by GGUSD voters in 2010.
Right now, the district is gearing up for a utilities and infrastructure overhaul. Som schools that receive work, will use temporary or relocatable [mobile] classrooms. Some schools will be hosted at other campuses in the 2012-2013 school year.
New utilities trenches will connect the modernized buildings.
“This would be a backbone infrastructure trench that is meant to stay there for 50 years,” said Moe.
This includes extended public entry from buildings, parking spaces, public areas and all school based buildings.
Fire life safety upgrades will have revisions to exiting, gates and safe dispersal areas and monitoring that will allow fire departments better knowledge of how to address any situations.
“This can tell the firefighters where to go,” said Moe, “ instead of wondering were, they can see that maybe there was a fire in the gym.”
There will be new signage, door and crosswalk accessibility, ramps, curbs, drinking fountains, sinks, doors, thermostats, assisted listening devices for assembly, wheelchair lifts and panic hardware, to name some improvements.
Work performed in the summer will take place from June 23 to August 24, approximately 60 days.
Chapman Hettinga School will relocate to Lincoln Educational Center until fall 2013. Brookhurst Elementary School will stay on site, but have a rotation of classrooms during summer 2012 through fall 2013.
Monroe Elementary School will relocate to Northcutt Elementary for the 2012-2013 school year.
Wakeham will remain on site with classrooms on rotation through 2013 and the summer utilities project is expedited to this summer.
Enders Elementary will remain on-site with a 2012-2013 split campus rotation of classrooms and summer 2013 utilities projects.
Garden Park Elementary School will relocate to Patton Elementary for 2012-2013 school year. Patton will be outfitted with portable classrooms
Bell Intermediate will relocate to Chapman Hettinga for the 2012-2013 school year.
Simmons Elementary School will stay on site while rotating classrooms.
Northcutt Elementary School will have portable classrooms on site to house Monroe students.