A presentation on the massive modernization program now underway tops the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education.
The board meets in closed session at 6 p.m., with the regular open session set to start at 7 p.m. Meetings are held in the fifth floor board room at the Education Center, 10331 Stanford Ave.
Nick Bakano, assistant superintendent of business services, and Sal Sanchez, director of maintenance, operations and transportation, will make the presentation, along with other staff members.
Voters in 2010 approved Measure A, which called for approximately $250 million in bonds to modernize and repair facilities throughout the GGUSD, which includes most of Garden Grove as well as parts of Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster.
Because of the district’s success in getting grants and matching funds, the improvements are expected to be closer to $500 million.
The work has been divided into phases, with the first phase expected to be finished this summer.
The extensive repairs and upgrades have required that some school student bodies be shifted temporarily to other locations.
For example, pupils at Bell Intermediate School in West Garden Grove are now residing at the Chapman Education Center, which was once a junior high campus.
Also on the agenda are items about increasing summer athletic fees and new member appointments to the citizen’s bond oversight committee, which monitors the spending of Measure A funds.