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Steady Progress on School Construction

Two years after Measure K was approved by 71 percent of voters, steady progress is being made to reconfigure and rehabilitate Long Beach Unified School District’s aging schools.  The $1.2 billion made available by Measure K has been budgeted to address the most critical building needs of the district.

These needs, identified in the Facility Master Plan and Technology Master Plan, were prioritized through a weighing of numerous factors, including regulatory and building code compliance, technology needs, educational program enhancements, enrollment shifts, school site capacity and utilization, condition of existing structures, board recommendations and equity.

Projects currently or soon to be underway include:

• Construction of new middle school at the former GTE site;

• Demolition of DeMille Middle School to build a new small high school;

• Rebuilding of Roosevelt Elementary School;

• Seismic retrofits at Newcomb Academy;

• Major renovation at Jordan High School;

• Pool addition at Cabrillo High School;

• Gymnasium addition at Lindsey International Studies Magnet (Measure A);

• Design of new high school at vacant Browning school site;

• Boiler replacements;

• Removal of outdated portable classrooms;

• Ceiling and lighting replacement/repairs;

• Technology upgrades (core switch/power supply).

As site studies are completed, priorities may change and schedules will be adjusted. Additional projects may be added as funding allows.