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Summer 2012 Long Beach Unified School District

Technology to Boost Learning
at New Nelson Academy

Swim Champ Turned Teacher
Welcomes Cabrillo High Pool

Contractors Learn About
Local Hiring Procedure

Keeping It Local



Citizens' Oversight Committee
June 28, 5-7 p.m
LBUSD Administrative Building
Community Room
1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach
Project Spotlight
Nelson students to receive iPads to boost learning
  Technology to Boost Learning
at New Nelson Academy

The first school built from the ground up with Measure K funds will open this fall with wireless technology, which will provide a powerful new tool for the classroom.  

  • Nelson Academy is the first middle school in the City of Signal Hill.

  • Almost 1.5 million feet of electrical cable and 2 million tons of structural steel are being installed during construction of McBride High School.

  • Measure K was approved in 2008 by more than 74 percent of local voters.

  • While unprecedented state budget cuts continue to affect school programs and services, Measure K funds are protected and by law can be used only for school construction and renovation.

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Swim Champ Turned Teacher Welcomes Cabrillo Pool

Cabrillo High School swimming pool renderingWhen Jennifer Brown was a student at Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, she won several swim titles and was captain of the swim team.

Now a teacher and coordinator of small learning communities at Cabrillo High School, she serves on the advisory team for the new aquatic center on the northeast side of campus, where construction will start this summer. The aquatic center is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013.


Contractors Learn About Local Hiring Procedure

Local Hiring Procedure brochure coverTo help boost the local economy, the Long Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education recently approved a resolution to promote hiring of qualified job seekers within the school district boundaries. The aim is to reinvest Measure K dollars back into the community.

To educate the business community about this resolution, the school district recently distributed Measure K Local Hiring Procedure packets to contractors, chambers of commerce and business groups within district boundaries, which include the cities of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood and Avalon.



Long Beach Architects Create Jobs, Design Schools

Long Beach architectsSince Edgar Paz was a child growing up in Colombia, he has enjoyed solving puzzles, drawing and designing things. Today, he earns his living doing just that. He is one of the principals at Architects MSP, a Long Beach-based firm that has designed and modernized school buildings for nearly 20 years.


Signal Hill Geologists Help Ensure Earthquake Safety

Local geologists help ensure earthquake safety for LBUSD schoolAlthough the 1933 Long Beach earthquake was considered only moderate at 6.4 on the Richter Scale, hundreds of structures were destroyed or suffered major damage.



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