Planning is well under way for the first phases of Measure E school repairs and upgrades after local voters approved the $1.5 billion school bond measure last November. The Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education recently held a meeting where staff presented an estimated schedule of initial projects for the next three years. The entire implementation of Measure E could take up to 10 years, as schools receive air conditioning along with utilities, seismic, accessibility, fire alarm, lighting and other upgrades. Some schools will see new athletic facilities, including swimming pools and all-weather tracks and fields.
For the fourth year running, independent audits of the Long Beach Unified School District’s finances and its Measure K school bond program have resulted in the highest possible rating from certified public accountants.
Felicia Anderson thought she wanted to be a speech pathologist, but once she started teaching, she never left the field of education. That was 30 years ago, and recently, she was named the principal of Browning High School, set to open next fall on the border of Signal Hill.
Late last year, the giant magnolia tree in the center of campus was cut down to make room for new buildings, part of a $40 million renovation of Renaissance High School for the Arts in downtown Long Beach.
Thirty years after he began a career in construction, John Jurisic has finally returned home. He oversees work on the building of the physical education facility at Sato Academy of Mathematics and Science, the newest small high school to be funded by Measure K.
About this Newsletter: Building on Success provides updates on campus improvements and construction in the Long Beach Unified School District. These school facility projects are funded by Measure E and Measure K. Local voters approved both measures.