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Winter 2012 Long Beach Unified School District

First Measure K Construction
Project Nears Completion

Interim Housing Set for
Roosevelt and Newcomb

Lindsey International Studies
Magnet to Feature New Gymnasium

Keeping It Local



Board of Education Workshop
March 19-20, Time TBA

Citizens' Oversight Committee
March 22, 5-7 pm

Project Spotlight
  Powell Academy Soccer Field

This spring, student athletes at the Colin
Powell K-8 Academy for Success will have a
new place to exercise and enjoy the home
field advantage when competing in sports, thanks to the creation of a 5.3-acre soccer
field on campus.
Project Spotlight
Roosevelt Elementary School

As one of the largest and oldest elementary schools in the district, Roosevelt will be completely rebuilt to better serve the needs
of the growing student community. Re-
opening is projected for 2015.

  • Measure K school bond funds
    by law can be used only for
    school construction and

  • Measure K was approved in
    2008 by more than 71% of
    local voters.

  • Several months of decommis-sioning and abatement have
    to occur before an old school
    building can be demolished to
    make way for a new structure.

  • LBUSD was named by Fortune
    500 research firm McKinsey
    and Co. among the world’s 20
    leading school systems for its significant and steady gains in student achievement.
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First Measure K Construction Project Nears Completion
Jessie Elwin Nelson Middle School, the first major new construction project funded by Measure K, will be completed this spring, opening to students this fall.

The Signal Hill school will serve about 850 students in grades six to eight in the Poly High School area, drawing graduates of Alvarado, Burnett, Signal Hill and Robinson elementary schools.

Students entering the sixth grade who live elsewhere in the district may attend Nelson by participating in the School of Choice process.


Interim Housing Set for Roosevelt and Newcomb
Students and staff of Roosevelt Elementary School and Newcomb K-8 Academy will prepare to move to interim housing at the close of the current semester, as the reconstruction of both campuses nears. The new construction projects were identified as high priority in the school district’s Facility Master Plan and will be financed by Measure K bond funds.


Perry Lindsey School to Feature New Gymnasium
Young athletes at Perry Lindsey International Studies Magnet will be able to play basketball and other sports indoors when the school’s new gymnasium opens in fall

The project includes a 14,000-square-foot gym with locker and changing rooms, as well as a new sports field and parking improvements.

McBride High School Crew Member Profiles

Student Leader Returns to Build New School on DeMille Campus
When 15-year-old Joe Meza received the Cecil B. DeMille Medal for outstanding leadership as president of the Class of ’79 at DeMille Junior High (later known as DeMille Middle School), he never dreamt that one day he would return to build a new school on the very same site.

Meza, a graduate of Lakewood High School and Whittier College, is a foreman with Berg Electric Corp., subcontractor to Hensel Phelps...


School's Neighbor Crosses Street to Go to Work
Mike Boer recalls many sunny Sunday afternoons when he and his children played football and soccer on the lawn of DeMille Middle School. There was no place that they spent more time together or had more fun. After all, they lived across the street.

Today, 25 years after the Boers moved into their house on Parkcrest Street...

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