If Renaissance High School for the Arts had a mascot, it might be a phoenix, the bird from Greek mythology that was consumed by fire only to rise from its own ashes to live again.
Today, the small campus at the corner of 8th Street and Long Beach Boulevard is being “reborn” again. Thanks to local school bonds, a $40 million campus improvement project is underway and is set to be completed this summer.
The Long Beach Unified School District and Long Beach City College are partnering March 13 to host a Contractor/Vendor Outreach Fair to promote local business participation in upcoming school bond projects.
Registration Deadline Extended: Register by March 10.
For the ninth year, the Bond Citizens’ Oversight Committee presented its annual report to the Board of Education in February, providing an overview of the past fiscal year.
“The 2016-17 year was an exciting one for the school district’s bond program,” said COC Chair Rosi Pedersen.
With estimates of the number of American women in construction ranging from 3 to 9 percent, it’s no wonder that Jenae Decker, Samantha Esparza and Rebecca Trow were surprised to find they were all assigned to the same project: Wilson High School’s auditorium renovation.
Construction of new heating and air conditioning systems has begun at the first six schools in the Long Beach Unified School District to benefit from Measure E, the $1.5 billion school bond initiative approved by voters in November 2016. Stephens, Kettering, Garfield, Riley, Cleveland and Rogers schools are the first of 51 campuses that will have new heating and air conditioning installed over the next several years.
LBUSD/LBCC Contractor Fair
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
9:30 a.m. Check-in / 10:00 a.m. Presentation
Location: Long Beach City College
Register here by March 10
Citizens’ Oversight Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
LBUSD Facilities Office
2425 Webster Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90810
(Open to the Public)
About this Newsletter: Building on Success provides updates on campus improvements and construction in the Long Beach Unified School District. These school facility projects are funded by Measure E and Measure K. Local voters approved both measures.