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Ark High School

January 2005 - Ark High School, Monarch Elementary, Loma Prieta High School and Alternative Family Education (AFE) have consolidated on the prior Branciforte Elementary School campus. Extensive changes have been made to the main building to accommodate the Small Schools. A new campus dedicated to AFE has been constructed at the east boundry and includes four relocatable classrooms. Upgrades to the site's fencing have been completed, with additional fencing requests scheduled to be complete by the end of the month. Any repairs or replacement of the playfield irrigation or grass as well as any rebuilding of the asphalt playground have been scheduled for next summer.

Scheduled for 2005 - Work at this site will include replacement of the main building's windows, removal and replacement of the asphalt playground, installation of new basketball courts, and new ball walls, and restoration of the complete playfield. There will also be an addition to the parking lot area which will include a turn-around area for better traffic flow.

September 2003 - Bond II planning meetings are in process. Site personnel, with the assistance of architects and construction managers, are evaluating what projects would best serve the current needs of the school.

June 2003 - On May 1st the teachers and staff moved into the newly constructed administration and independent studies buildings. What were once several buildings scattered over more than an acre of land is now an intimate collective of contemporary buildings surrounding a courtyard. Academic, counseling and health services are now conveniently located in the new administration building. The new independent studies building promotes an individualized learning environment. One large, oversized classroom is configured into several small learning centers. A new, modern food-service facility is located on the west side of the building. This facility has large serving windows that open out on to the courtyard. A covered lunch canopy will be installed in the coming weeks. These new buildings have state-of-the-art data and telecommunication networks, as well as fire alarm and security systems.

April 2003 - The exterior of the administration and independent studies buildings have received the final coat of stucco. The exterior walls will be sealed and painted. Windows and doors are in. The interior of the administration and independent studies buildings have been sheetrocked, textured and painted. Interior doors and hardware have been installed. Finishes in toilet rooms are nearly complete. Phone and data communication systems are being installed. These buildings are scheduled to be completed and occupied by May 1, 2003.

December 2002 / January 2003 - Both the new administration and independent studies buildings are framed and wood sheathing covers the exterior walls and roof rafters. The buildings are now ready for the application of lath and exterior finishes. Windows are scheduled to be installed in the next couple of weeks. The framing of the interior walls is also nearly complete and the rough-in plumbing and electrical work is about to begin. PG&E has installed the permanent power supply and the temporary power service has been removed.

November 2002 - The installation of the new permanent portable classrooms at Ark High School is complete and classes are in session. Construction of the new administration and independent studies buildings is underway. The foundations have been poured and wall framing is progressing. The electrical service to the campus is being upgraded to meet the campus’ growing energy needs. The project is on schedule for completion in spring 2003.

October 2002 - The modernization and expansion of Ark High School began with the demolition of the existing structures. The site grading and installation of underground utilities is complete, the permanent portable classrooms have been installed and construction of the new independent studies and administration buildings is in progress. The overall design for the campus also calls for a new lunch canopy, new basketball and volleyball courts and walkways that will provide handicap access throughout.

June 2002 - The IT Corporation has completed site tests and the results indicate that no further action is required through the Department of Toxic Substance Control. Slatter Construction, Inc. who has been awarded the $2,193,000.00 contract has begun the initial site work. This project calls for the demolition of the existing Ark High School buildings and the construction of new Administration and Independent Studies buildings. The structures forming the Ark High School will be designed around a central courtyard. The plans also call for a new softball field, a basketball court, a volleyball court and the school garden and greenhouse.

May 2002 - The site tests as defined by the work plan have been completed. The IT Corporation has reviewed the results and is preparing the notice to provide the public the opportunity to learn more about the project and the test results. Based on the test results, the IT Corporation recommends that no further action is needed at the site. Abatement work is scheduled for the week of June 17, 2002. Demolition work will follow. An extensive amount of site work will be performed over the summer prior to installation of the portable classrooms.


Bay View Elementary School

January 2005 - The three additional portables were completed as part of the Adult Education relocation plan. The installation of one additional portable classroom next to the other three classrooms was also completed. The roof replacement is complete and miscellaneous termite repairs were performed where necessary.

Scheduled for 2005 - Some minor site grading to remedy roof and site drainage issues will be completed. Additional site lighting will be installed at the perimeter of the block wall at the Bay Street / Mission Street parking lot. The playfield will undergo some fairly significant upgrades to the drainage and sprinkler system and will be re-seeded for the fall. Several rooms will be modified for various reconfigured uses and the two courtyards at the northern end of the Library may be built-out as office and storage rooms.

September 2003 - Watsonville Construction Co. is working on completing miscellaneous electrical work. The contractor is compiling closeout documents. Site personnel, with the assistance of architects and construction managers, are in the process of evaluating what projects would best serve the current needs of the school.

June 2003 - Phase III of renovation is now complete. The project ran past its anticipated completion date as new casework and countertops was elected to be installed in the classrooms. All classrooms and instructional spaces are now occupied. The finish electrical work is wrapping up.

April 2003 - Phase III renovation work is nearing completion. Classrooms in this phase have received new flooring, paint, tackboards and marker boards. Heating and ventilations systems have been upgraded and improved. Data, phone, electrical, fire sprinkler and security systems have been expanded to increase coverage in these areas as well as safety. Student toilet rooms are completely renovated with new fixtures, partitions and accessories. Phase III will be occupied by the first of April 2003.

December 2002 / January 2003 - Phase II work was completed on schedule and the buildings are now occupied. Phase III is underway and students are temporarily housed in the portable classrooms at the west end of campus. Similar to the work that was performed in Phase II, classrooms are being refinished with new flooring, paint and marker boards. Heating and ventilation systems, as well as data, electrical, fire sprinkler and security systems are being expanded and upgraded to improve safety. Student toilet rooms are being completely redone with new fixtures, partitions and accessories. Phase III is scheduled for completion in March 2003.

November 2002 - As the Phase II renovation work nears completion, classes are temporarily housed in the portable classrooms at the west end of campus. Classrooms in Phase II are being refinished with new flooring, paint and marker boards. Systems, such as heating and air, electrical, data, fire sprinkler and security are being upgraded to improve safety and the learning environment. All toilet rooms are being completely redone with new fixtures, partitions and accessories. Windows have been replaced on an as needed basis. Phase II is scheduled to be complete by the end of November, with Phase III work to immediately follow.

October 2002 - Phase I renovation work is complete. This work included new finishes in the classrooms of the main administration-classroom building. Classrooms received new paint, flooring and marker boards. The library-media center has been repainted; new flooring and casework have been installed. The multipurpose building has also been repainted, new flooring installed, new tables purchased and the stage is in the process of being enlarged.

The main parking lot and the hard court play area adjacent to Mission Street have been enlarged and resurfaced. The smaller parking lot off of Bay Street also has been resurfaced. Two new lunch shelters have been constructed behind the library-media center. The exterior painting of the buildings and walkways is in progress.

Phase II renovation work is underway in the west kindergarten building and the student restrooms. Classes are temporarily located in the 10 portable classrooms on the west end of campus. Phase II is scheduled to be completed by December.

Currently underway, are upgrades to the electrical, data, fire sprinkler and security systems.

June 2002 - Watsonville Construction Co. has begun the $2,471,000.00 modernization project. Site work is underway to accommodate the placement of interim housing relocateables, the new lunch shelters and the enlargement of the parking lot adjacent to Mission Street. Selective demolition is also underway in anticipation of new interior finishes in all of the classrooms, staff rooms and educational spaces. This includes new paint, carpet, flooring, marker boards and ceiling tiles. All toilet rooms will be upgraded with new fixtures, toilet partitions and ceramic tile. New phone, intercom, fire alarm and intrusion systems will be installed. The building exteriors will be repainted.

May 2002 - The Pre-Bid walk was held on May 15, 2002. The bid opening is scheduled for May 30, 2002. Construction is anticipated to begin in June 2002. The Interim Housing will be done as an addendum to the modernization project.


Branciforte Elementary School

June 2004 - Branciforte Elementary School has closed. The campus is now the home of the Small Schools - Ark High School, Monarch Elementary School, Loma Prieta High School, and Alternative Family Education.

September 2003 - The elevator is scheduled for reinspection this month. Once the elevator passes State inspection, the contractor will remove the existing elevator. The contractor is also working on remediating punch list items and completing the closeout documents.

June 2003 - This project is in its final stages. The State Inspector will be on site May 29 th to inspect the elevator. Construction of the new trash enclosure is complete and other improvements to the parking and play areas are underway.

April 2003 - The elevator is nearing completion. Finishes are being applied to both the interior and exterior of the elevator tower. Final inspection of the elevator is expected by the end of April 2003. Phase VI continues with the expansion of the parking lot, play areas, and the construction of the trash enclosure.         

December 2002 / January 2003 - Phase IV of the modernization project completed on schedule and students now occupy the south end of the building. In fact, the entire main building is occupied and operational. The new computer lab is now located just across the hall from the library. Classrooms on the south end of the building have been refinished with new flooring, paint, ceiling tiles and marker boards, just as the classrooms on the north end of the building. Student toilet rooms have been completely redone with new fixtures, partitions and accessories. Electrical and hydraulic connections for the elevator are being finalized. Phase V is also complete with the removal of the six portable classrooms from the southeast end of campus. Phase VI is underway with the expansion of the parking and play areas and construction of the trash enclosure.

November 2002 - Modernization of the south wing of the main building is underway. Classrooms are being refinished with new carpet, whiteboards, ceiling tiles and paint. Additional electrical, data, fire sprinkler and security systems have been installed to improve safety and the learning environment. Toilet rooms have been completely redone with new fixtures, partitions and accessories. The new elevator has been installed and is undergoing final connections. Students are scheduled to reoccupy the south wing by the end of December. Once students reoccupy the south wing, the interim housing classrooms will no longer be needed and will be removed from campus, which will allow parking and play areas to be enlarged and resurfaced.

October 2002 - The initial phase of the modernization work is complete. The north end of the main building is reoccupied. The classrooms have received new carpet, paint, whiteboards and ceiling tiles. The student restrooms were completely renovated. Additional data and electrical raceways have been installed to provide web access for students. The computer lab has been relocated to a larger, full-size classroom on the first floor and houses 35 new computers with web access.

The auditorium, stage and food services area have been painted and received new flooring. The fire sprinkler and security systems have been upgraded to provide broader and safer coverage throughout the entire building.

Currently the south end of the building is under construction. Work is expected to be complete by January 2003.

June 2002 - Construction of the elevator pit is progressing. The underpinning work has begun. Three new door openings have been saw cut into the building to access the elevator. The south wing of the building is now vacant as well. Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire sprinkler work is ongoing. Finish work such as carpentry, painting, floor covering and ceramic tile is scheduled to start in select areas in the coming weeks.

May 2002 - Selective demolition work is ongoing. Unexpected dry rot was discovered in the toilet rooms requiring new wall framing. The boiler has been abated and removed. The fire sprinkler subcontractor is working on site and performing initial layout work. The electrical subcontractor has been working in the relocatable units as well as the main building installing the electrical raceways. Preliminary excavation and layout work for the modular elevator is underway. Weekly meetings with the District, architects, contractors and construction managers are ongoing.


Gault Elementary School

January 2005 - The seven portable classrooms that were retained due to school consolidation are occupied. Work from Summer 2004, which included the replacement of the perimeter fence, installation of VCT flooring at the exterior doorways and installation of new awnings at exterior doors, were all completed. The front doors were replaced and the final trim installation and painting were also completed.

Scheduled for 2005 - A new modular building will be constructed at the north edge of the playfield with five new classrooms and a bathroom module.

December 2003 - Phase II work in the north wing of the main building is nearing completion. Students and staff will reoccupy these classrooms in early December. The interim housing classroom buildings, which provided temporary instructional classrooms during construction, will be removed from the site. Improvements will then be made to the playing field and playground area.

September 2003 - Phase I work is complete. Seismic work is progressing. Phase II, which consists of the north wing of the main building and in portable classrooms 14, 15, 16 and 17 is underway. The new roof on the Annex building has been installed. The playground has been resurfaced.

June 2003 - Phase I of the modernization contract is well on its way. Phase II will begin on June 23 rd and will be performed in concurrence with Phase I during the summer months. Phase II includes modernization to the north portion of the main classrooms, staff room, kitchen and auditorium. It also includes the exterior work such as the play yard and exterior building upgrades. Phase I will be complete prior to the start of the new school year, allowing teachers to move back into their classrooms in the annex building and the south portion of the main building. The library, main office and principal's office will also be complete and re-occupied by the staff prior to the new school year.

April 2003 - The modernization contract was awarded to Stevelle Construction Company of Emeryville, CA. on February 13, 2003. Work on Phase I commenced on February 24, 2003. This phase includes the modernization of the entire annex building, as well as the south portion of the main classroom building. The main entrance, lobby and administration area will be remodeled. Classrooms and corridors will receive new flooring, wall and ceiling finishes. A new mechanical heating and ventilation system will replace the existing one and new unit ventilators will be installed in the classrooms. New systems including fire alarm, security, phone, data and clock-bell will replace the existing systems. Phase II will begin in June 2003.

December 2002 / January 2003 - The modernization plans are out to bid and the results are due January 23, 2003. The bid results will be made public and the contract awarded at the Board meeting February 12, 2003. The interim housing classrooms are currently being installed and will be ready for occupation at the start of modernization.

November 2002 - Plans have been submitted and approved by DSA (Division of the State Architect). The modernization schedule is contingent upon the construction schedule at Branciforte Elementary School and the release of the interim housing portable classrooms. The project is expected to go out to bid in December 2002. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2003.

October 2002 - The architect has submitted plans to DSA (Division of the State Architect) for approval. The modernization schedule is contingent upon the construction schedule at Branciforte Elementary School and the release of the interim housing portable classrooms. Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2003.

June 2002 - Plans have been submitted to the Department of State Architects for approval. The modernization project for Gault Elementary is contingent upon the construction schedule at Branciforte Elementary and the release of interim housing. It is anticipated that construction will begin in early 2003.

May 2002 - The architect is ready to submit plans to DSA for approval this month. The modernization schedule for Gault Elementary is contingent upon the construction schedule and the release of interim housing at Branciforte Elementary School. Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2003.


Harbor High New Construction

April 2003 / June 2003 - Project Complete.

December 2002 / January 2003 - The new administration and classroom buildings are complete and occupied by students and staff. The multipurpose building is on schedule and will be completed by early February 2003. At the same time, the new two-story elevator connecting the upper and lower campuses will be operational. This will conclude the project.

November 2002 - The newly constructed Administration and Classroom Buildings are nearly complete. Interior finishes, paint and flooring are being installed. Exterior decks, canopies, stairways and walkways accent the buildings and are nearly complete. The school plans to move into the buildings over the holiday break in December so that they are fully operational by the start of school in January 2003. The roof of the Multi-Purpose Building is complete; the exterior walls are being insulated in preparation for the application of exterior finishes. This building is scheduled to be complete February 2003. The elevator structure, at the southeast corner of the new classroom building, is nearing its December completion date.

October 2002 - The interior walls are being finished, the windows are being installed, and the electrical is scheduled to be turned on next month in the administration and classroom buildings. The central quad area and the stairway connecting the upper and lower campuses are complete. The construction of the elevator structure at the southeast corner of the new classroom building will be ongoing until the end of the year. The foundation for the multipurpose building is in place, the structural steel framing is up and the walls are being framed.

June 2002 - The walls of the Administration building are being framed. The foundation and flooring for the Classroom building is underway. The footings and foundation for the Multi-Purpose building are in progress. The new, central stairway that will connect the upper and lower campuses is under construction and scheduled for completion prior to the start of school. Modernization of the existing classroom buildings should begin in early 2003.

May 2002 - Ralph Larsen and Sons Construction has poured the foundations for the Administration and Classroom Buildings. The building pad is complete for the Multi-Purpose Building. Electrical and plumbing work for the Administration Building is ongoing. Excavation work on the elevator pit has begun. The project is on schedule.


Harbor High Modernization

January 2005 - Replacement of the mechanical units and Energy Managment System (EMS) throughout the campus is complete and operating. Construction of the new practice field is complete. New whiteboards have been installed where needed. Additional whiteboards were scheduled to be installed during the Christmas break.

Scheduled for 2005 - The replacement of the heating and ventilation systems ductwork will take place across the campus. Work on the lower campus will include upgrades to the Fine Arts area, the lower Quad, and the bleachers at the track and football field area. Depending on the amount of available funding, the bathroom and concessions at the field may be added to the summer work.

December 2003 - Phase III work in the Science, Fine Arts and Food Service buildings is nearing completion. Students and staff are scheduled to reoccupy these buildings when they return from winter break in January. The interim housing classrooms will be removed from the site at this time. Plans and specifications have been drawn to replace all mechanical units on campus in the coming months.

September 2003 - Phase I renovation work in the Humanities and Library Media Center buildings is complete and the buildings are occupied. Phase II work is also complete in the Locker Room, Practical Arts, Gym and Pool buildings. Repair and replacement of the pool deck took place over the summer. Phase III work is underway in the Food Science, Fine Arts and Science buildings.

June 2003 - Extensive demolition work has been completed in the humanities building to improve its structural integrity, create a floor plan where floors and ceilings are of uniform height and classrooms are more spatially functional. The stucco finish on the exterior of the building was also removed in several places to allow for structural upgrades and accommodate the new stucco and metal finishes that will match those on the new buildings. Work is also progressing in the library-media center. The main entrance and circulation counter is being relocated to the southeast side of the building facing the new quad. On the lower campus, a new fire service has been installed. The locker room building was completely demolished except for a couple of exterior walls to accommodate a new ticket booth, more spacious team and locker rooms and new shower and toilet facilities.

April 2003 - Demolition work in the humanities, library media center, locker room and pool buildings is complete and reconstruction is underway. Classrooms and corridors in the humanities building are being completely redesigned so that all finished floors will match. The circulation counter in the library media center is being relocated to the east side of the building in order to provide students with direct access from the quad. The locker room building has been completely demolished. The rough plumbing is installed, new concrete floor slabs, framing and finishes will follow. In the pool building, existing shower and toilet rooms will receive new fixtures and finishes as well.

December 2002 / January 2003 - The $5,863,173 modernization contract was awarded to Barry Swenson Builder. The contractor has mobilized and work has begun in the Humanities, Media Center and Locker Room buildings. The modernization work will tie together the old and the new buildings by using the same interior and exterior finishes. In addition, the modernization project will provide upgrades to the electrical, data, telecommunications, intercom, fire and security systems.

November 2002 - Plans have been approved by DSA (Division of the State Architect). The bid opening was November 14, 2002, four bids were received and the apparent low bidder is Barry Swenson Builders of Santa Cruz. Construction is scheduled to begin January 2003. The interim housing classrooms are in place on the lower campus and will serve as instructional facilities during construction.

October 2002 - Plans have been approved by DSA (Division of the State Architect). The project is scheduled to go out to bid mid-October with construction to begin January 2003. The interim housing classrooms are in place on the lower campus and will serve as instructional facilities during construction.


Mission Hill Middle School

January 2005 - Upgrades to the playfield and track which had been scheduled for summer are still officially on hold pending legal action. Miscellaneous projects have been completed which include the installation of tack boards in hallways, new countertops and sinks in the Art Room, and fence and gate repairs. Additional white boards ordered by the site were installed and new Library casework was also installed.

Scheduled for 2005 - Upgrades to the playfield and track are back on schedule for summer. The windows of the main building will be replaced and the unit ventilators in the main building will be changed out with new units where necessary.

April 2003 / June 2003 - Phase III of the modernization project was completed as scheduled and now the main building is fully operational and occupied. The elevator installation is also complete and awaits State inspection. Phase IV is underway with preparations for the removal of the six portable classrooms from the site. Once the portable classrooms have been removed, new asphalt overlay will be applied and the play courts will be restripped. Construction of the new trash enclosure is also in progress.

December 2002 / January 2003 - The flooring for the corridors was installed over the winter break. Phase III of the modernization project is progressing and scheduled for completion by March 2003. The two-story elevator was delivered and the final electrical and hydraulic connections are nearly complete. The exterior of the building at the elevator will them be plastered and the roof of the elevator built. The big gym floor has been refinished and a custom school logo has been painted on the center of the floor. The automated bleachers are scheduled to arrive the first part of February.

November 2002 - Phase III renovation work is underway. Classrooms on the east wing of the main building are being upgraded with new carpet, paint, marker boards and ceiling tiles. New electrical and data communication wiring has been installed. New lockers and tackable wall panels have been installed in the corridors. The toilet rooms are being completely redone with new fixtures, partitions and accessories to bring them into compliance with disabled access code. The gymnasium floor has been refinished and sports a custom painted rendition of the school’s “Mighty Mavericks” logo. The boys and girls locker rooms, dressing areas, shower and toilet rooms are being completely refinished. The elevator pit is constructed and the elevator is scheduled to be shipped to the site at the beginning of December with final connections completed by the end of 2002.

October 2002 - The renovation work associated with Phase I is complete. The interior finishes of classrooms and hallways have been replaced. The classrooms received new carpet, paint, marker boards and ceiling tiles. New electrical and data communication raceways have been installed. The hallways have new tackable wall panels. New lockers are scheduled to be installed in the coming weeks. The computer classroom has been relocated upstairs, next to the library.

The portion of Phase II construction that included the main classroom building is also complete. The exterior of the building has been painted. The construction of a newly designed food services facility and outdoor dining pavilion is underway. At the gymnasium, the demolition work is complete. The walls and floors are being refinished and the locker rooms are being completely redone. The classrooms in the industrial arts building have new finishes also and the building has been re-roofed. Construction of the two-story elevator tower that will provide handicap access to the main building is underway.

June 2002 - The building has been vacated and Phase I and II are underway. Selective demolition work is ongoing. Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire sprinkler work are underway. The exterior of the building is being power washed and prepared for paint. The design for the food services area has been enhanced and approved by the site. The plans now include a large, covered serving area with six serving windows and ADA access. The City of Santa Cruz has begun construction of a sound wall adjacent to Mission Street.

May 2002 - The contract has been awarded to Rosewall Construction of Watsonville, CA. The bid was within budget including all the alternates. Mobilization by the contractor has begun. The contractor has erected temporary fencing to secure the staging area. The weekly meetings with the District, architect, contractor and construction manager have begun.


Monarch Elementary School

January 2005 - Ark High School, Monarch Elementary, Loma Prieta High School and Alternative Family Education (AFE) have consolidated on the prior Branciforte Elementary School campus. Extensive changes have been made to the main building to accommodate the Small Schools. A new campus dedicated to AFE has been constructed at the east boundry and includes four relocatable classrooms. Upgrades to the site's fencing have been completed, with additional fencing requests scheduled to be complete by the end of the month. Any repairs or replacement of the playfield irrigation or grass as well as any rebuilding of the asphalt playground have been scheduled for next summer.

Scheduled for 2005 - Work at this site will include replacement of the main building's windows, removal and replacement of the asphalt playground, installation of new basketball courts, and new ball walls, and restoration of the complete playfield. There will also be an addition to the parking lot area which will include a turn-around area for better traffic flow.

June 2003 – Project Complete.

November 2002 - The modernization and expansion of Monarch Elementary School is complete. The school’s existing portable classrooms were relocated to the west end of campus and two new portable classrooms were installed. The work was completed so that the classrooms were ready for the start of school.

October 2002 - The modernization and expansion of Monarch Elementary School involved relocating the school’s two existing portable classrooms to the west end of campus, allowing for two new portable classrooms to be installed.

June 2002 - The construction contract has been awarded to Slatter Construction, Inc. and is part of the $2,193,000.00 contract that includes the work at Ark High School as this is a shared campus. The existing portable classrooms have been vacated and will be relocated on site. In addition, two new portable classrooms will be installed. The IT Corporation has completed site tests and the results indicate that no further action is required through the Department of Toxic Substance Control.

May 2002 - The site tests as defined by the work plan have been completed. The IT Corporation has reviewed the results and is preparing the notice to provide the public the opportunity to learn more about the project and the test results. Based on the test results, the IT Corporation recommends that no further action is needed at the site. The schedule to relocate existing portables and install two new portables is set for Summer 2002.


Santa Cruz High School

January 2005 - Work at the ceramics ramp and kiln area is almost complete with the exception of the fence and railing, currently scheduled to be done in the next few weeks. The Energy Management System (EMS) work is installed and operating. All of the site concrete work is now complete, including the seat wall at the front of the school. Extensive landscaping is complete with the exception of the reconstruction of the front lawn area, set to completed by the end of December (2004). Fencing of the front area will need to remain for the next few months.

Scheduled for 2005 - Work at the ceramics area is anticipated and would include demolition of the existing non-conforming metal building and the construction of a new building to replace it. Minor work will also take place on all of the playfields at the site. The construction of the pool facility should also commence prior to the summer break, depending on the outcome of the SCHS Pool Committee, their available funding, and securing approvals from DSA on the pool plans.

December 2003 - The interim housing classrooms have been removed and a bid is being prepared to restore the tennis courts. Modification of the ventilation system in the darkroom is in progress due to the need for additional ventilation. Drawings and specifications have been prepared for the redesign of the kiln area with construction planned for later this month. Upgrades to the data and telecommunication systems campus wide are complete.

September 2003 - Window replacement in the main building is complete and painting is in progress. The elevator has passed State inspection. The bridge structure is now open to pedestrian traffic. Work in the quad is complete; however there are discrepancies which may require remediation work next summer. Work in the darkroom is progressing. The interim housing classrooms on the tennis courts will be removed over the coming weeks. Bond II planning meetings are also in progress.

June 2003 - Construction of the elevator tower is nearing completion, and the installation of the rough electrical and plumbing lines are in their final stages. The structural steel deck for the bridge structure connects the gym with buildings on the upper campus. In the coming weeks, the elevator subcontractor will be installing the inner workings of this custom elevator. Work is complete in the music building. Some practice rooms were enlarged to accommodate larger ensembles. The buildings’ acoustical properties were enhanced. Renovation of classrooms on the southeast side of the math building is also complete. Classrooms received new flooring, paint and ceiling tiles where needed. Similar work is underway in the classrooms on the northwest side of the building. Both the boys and girls locker and team rooms underwent extensive renovation. Numerous modifications to the original design prolonged the schedule. Finishes in all of the toilet and shower rooms have been completely redone. New lockers and benches have been installed. Work has resumed in the quad after weeks of awaiting approval from the Division of the State Architect for modifications to the foundation layouts and placement of the structural steel columns.

April 2003 - Renovation of the music building is nearly complete and scheduled to be occupied by mid-April. New windows have been installed. The practice rooms have been enlarged. New finishes have been installed on the walls, floors and ceilings. The locker and team rooms are also nearing completion and scheduled to be reoccupied by mid-April, just in time for spring training. Both the boys and girls locker and team rooms have new lockers, benches and toilet-shower facilities. Classrooms in the east wings of both the math and home economics buildings have received new interior finishes on the ceilings, walls and floors. Upgrades have been made to the electrical, data, fire alarm and security systems as were made to those systems throughout the entire campus. New windows have been installed as well. Work on the elevator tower and bridge span continues. Pouring for the concrete columns in the quad will begin over spring break. This will be followed by the erection of the steel canopy.

December 2002 / January 2003 - Construction in the administration and counseling offices is complete and occupied. The third lift of the elevator tower has been formed and the concrete poured. In the next couple of weeks, the roof structure will also be formed and cast in concrete. Shortly thereafter, the steel that will form the bridge structure will be arriving on campus and erected. Work is also currently underway in the Music, Math, Locker Room and Pool buildings. Work in the quad has been delayed to reroute gas, electrical and water lines due to unforeseen conditions.

November 2002 - Construction of the canopy at the quad area is scheduled to begin in November 2002. In addition, construction continues in the boys and girls locker rooms where the dressing rooms, the shower and toilet areas were completely demolished. The locker rooms will be redone with new benches, lockers, tile on the walls and floors, shower and toilet fixtures, partitions and accessories. This work is scheduled to be complete in February 2003. Work in the team rooms will follow immediately. Construction of the elevator structure continues. The walls of the elevator shaft are being formed and the main retaining wall is being built. The elevator is scheduled for completion April 2003. Interior finish work is nearing completion in the Administration and Counseling offices in the main building. These offices are scheduled to be reoccupied in December. The windows in the main building will be replaced in the spring of 2003. Work in the Music, Home Economics and Math buildings is scheduled to begin in 2003.

October 2002 - Modernization work began in the industrial arts buildings. The windows have been replaced, the exterior of the buildings have been painted and the restrooms have been renovated. Similar work proceeded in the science building. Both the interior and exterior of the building have been painted. New windows have been installed. New electrical and data communication raceways have been installed. The restrooms were restored with new tile, partitions and fixtures for handicap compliance.

Concurrently, work began in the gymnasium and locker rooms. Both the boys and girls’ locker and team rooms are in the process of receiving new lockers, benches, toilet-shower facilities and paint.

In addition, the interior and exterior of the administration building has been painted, new flooring has been installed and ceiling tiles replaced. The heating, ventilation, fire sprinkler, data and electrical systems have been improved. New marker boards will be installed in the coming weeks. The layout of the administration and counseling offices has been redesigned to better serve students. Extensive sitework is nearly complete providing handicap access throughout the campus.

June 2002 - Construction continues in the toilet rooms in Building F (Science Classrooms), Building H (Video, Photo and Woodshop Classrooms) and Building G (Auto and Metal Shop Classrooms). The layout for the bridge and elevator structure is complete and the site work for the entire campus has begun. New mechanical, electrical and fire sprinkler systems are being installed in Building A (Administration). Abatement work has been performed in Building A (Administration), Building E (Ceramics and Physics), and Buildings K and L (Gymnasium and Locker Rooms). The construction of the outdoor dining pavilion is set to begin.

May 2002 - The contract has been awarded to West Coast Contractors of Fairfield, CA. The bid was within budget including all the alternates. Mobilization by the contractor is complete. Construction is underway in the toilet rooms in Building F (Science Classrooms), Building H (Video, Photo and Woodshop Classrooms) and Building G (Auto/Metal Shop Classrooms). Hazardous materials abatement work is underway in the Administration Building and the Building L (Locker Rooms).

 

Loma Prieta High School

January 2005 - The project was successfully completed in early 2004. In June 2004 the campus was moved to the Small Schools campus located on the prior Branciforte Elementary School site.

December 2003 - Administration buildings “A” and “B” have been demolished due to finding extensive dry rot and other damage. Planning for the replacement of these buildings is under review. Construction of the building “H”, the new physical education building, is progressing. The six additional relocatable classrooms have been installed and upgrades to the electrical, data, fire alarm and security systems are underway.

September 2003 - Extensive grading and site work was performed over summer. Numerous secondary buildings were demolished. Major upgrades were made to utility services. Existing classroom building “G” has been relocated to the north end of campus. Construction of building “H” is underway. The building will house a new physical education facility. The pads are being prepared for the six additional relocatable classrooms that will be installed in the coming months. The renovation work planned for buildings “A” and “B” has been removed from the present contract due to the extensive damage discovered upon investigation. Planning for the replacement of these two buildings is underway. The interim housing classrooms have been installed on the eastern boundary of Branciforte Elementary School’s campus and classes are currently being conducted there.

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