In the summer of 2016 seven more schools received facility improvements as part of the 2012 School Building Improvement Bond.
This was the biggest summer of the Bond program so far. In addition to the 7 summer improvement projects, construction is well underway at Franklin High School, Roosevelt High School and Faubion PK-8. The successful completion of summer improvement work at 6 schools in 2013, 12 schools in 2014, 27 schools in 2015 and the 7 schools this summer employed hundreds of workers from local companies. These and future summer projects will fix leaking and deteriorating roofs, and make seismic safety, accessibility and science classroom improvements. The work is scheduled during the summer to minimize the impact on schools and students.
Summer 2015 Bond WorkTwenty-seven Schools received facility improvements in the summer of 2015. Nine schools: Ainsworth K-5, Buckman K-5, Creative Science/Clark K-8, Hayhurst K-5, Llewellyn K-5, Maplewood K-5, Sabin PK-8, Stephenson K-5, and Woodlawn PK-8 are receiving the most improvements. These include roof and seismic work plus the construction of elevators at Ainsworth K-5 and Woodlawn PK-8.
An additional eighteen schools received either 6th-8th grades science classroom upgrades, some ADA work or both. These are: Astor, Bridger, Da Vinci, George, Gray, Harrison Park, Holladay Center, Irvington, Lee, Lent, Markham, Meek, Mt. Tabor, Peninsula, Richmond, Roseway Heights, Skyline and West Sylvan.
Stay InformedPPS is prioritizing the summer improvement projects based on expected seismic performance ratings; the condition of roofs, accessibility and science classrooms; the proportion of underserved students; and ability to accomplish the work effort in a timely manner.
View the overall Bond project timeline here