The Newark Unified School District Board of Education approved a timeline Wednesday that details the schedule for projects funded by Measure G.
Voters approved the $63 million bond in 2011 with 56 percent of voters casting a “yes” ballot. The money will be used to update classrooms, libraries and science labs with enhancements that meet earthquake and fire safety standards. During that election season, consultants told district officials that the schools could use about $150 million worth of improvements.
Crews will be working on Measure G bond projects through 2017, according to reports prepared for the Sept. 17 Newark USD Board of Education meeting.
With a 3-0 vote, and Board Members Charlie Mensinger and Gary Stadler absent, the school board approved the following work schedule:
The school district will spend $6.8 million in the summer of 2014 to replace heating and air conditioning units at many of the schools.
The first on the list are the ones in the Newark Junior High
School Gym and multi purpose rooms of elementary schools. Some of the money
will be used to upgrade the temperature control systems at Graham Elementary
and refinish the roof. Snow Elementary
will also get a new roof and a heating and air conditioning system
upgrade. The air conditioning systems in Newark Memorial High School
Locker Rooms, Library Buildings, 500, 700, and 900 will be replaced.
In the fall of 2014, the district will spend $3.3 million to replace its energy management system.
Bunker, Kennedy, and Schilling Elementary schools, along with Newark Junior High School will receive new roofing and heating and air conditioning upgrades in the summer of 2015. That is expected to cost the district $12.5 million. Also that season, Newark Memorial High School’s science classrooms will be upgraded.
In the summer of 2016, the district plans to spend $10.2 million to deploy the second phase of roofing and heating/air conditioning upgrades at Newark Junior High School. Crews will also start upgrading the roofing and heating/air conditioning systems at Newark Memorial High School. Also that season, roofing and heating/ air conditioning projects will begin at the MacGregor Campus, as well as Lincoln Elementary.
A year later, in the summer of 2017, the district is scheduled to spend 1$0.2 million on part two of the Newark Memorial High School roofing and environment control upgrades. Musick and Milani Elementary Schools will get a new non-metal roof.
A memo from Elaine Nelson, NUSD’s chief business official, to the school board said she expects Measure G to cover the costs of the project.