Rio Americano High School students took a break in January to sign a steel beam that was later placed into the structural frame of their future performance and academic center.
The Board of Education voted unanimously on 2/24/15 to accept staff's recommendation of a four-phase Measure N Signature Project program. Work will begin immediately with construction of a next-generation science wing at Bella Vista and a 350-seat theater at Rio Americano. The full four-phase schedule is as follows:
Phase 1: Bella Vista science wing & Rio Americano music performance center
Phase 2: Encina community center & El Camino performing arts center
Phase 3: Casa Roble student union & Mira Loma stadium
Phase 4: San Juan High 21st century classrooms, Del Campo 21st Century library/theater & Mesa Verde stadium
All projects under the accepted plan will be complete by Dec. 2019. Click on the links below to view staff's Power Point presentation on Signature Projects and Exhibit A from the board packet (Note: Documents updated on 2/25/15).
The San Juan Unified School District completed Measure N Signature Project Forums at all nine comprehensive high schools between the dates of Sept. 30 and Nov. 5. Each forum was advertised in each high school and feeder school community in an effort to attract as much public participation as possible.
Each forum consisted of the same format: a short presentation by staff, a small group breakout discussion about three previously identified Signature Project ideas, and then a question and answer period. (For reports on each individual high school forum, please click on the Forum Reports tab below).
With each forum now complete and all public input taken into account, the district’s facilities staff is moving forward with finalizing project budgets and plans. Then, staff will hold further discussions with all nine high school principals, the Superintendent’s cabinet, and the Board of Education.
A full recommendation for all nine Signature Projects, which will include a loading order and timetable for each project, will be made to the Board of Education in the first quarter of 2015.
The San Juan Unified community pledged its support to the district’s vision of bringing all schools up to 21st century standards by approving Measure N, a $350 million facilities bond, in 2012. District leaders have identified $2.4 billion in school improvement needs, and Measure N will help the District begin addressing those needs.
San Juan Unified is dedicating a significant portion of Measure N to build signature projects at each of the district’s comprehensive high schools. Project ideas throughout the district have included classroom wings, football fields with all-weather tracks, science buildings and performing arts centers.