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Construction Contractors Invited to Outreach Fair

Measure K school construction site workerConstruction contractors and trades people interested in becoming eligible to work on Measure K school building and renovation projects are invited to an outreach fair hosted by the Long Beach Unified School District on Tuesday, March 31.

The event, set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gymnasium at McBride High School, 7025 E. Parkcrest St. in Long Beach, is designed to give local contractors an overview of the 16 upcoming Measure K projects scheduled to be open for bidding in the next several months. The projects range from $80,000 to $13 million.

The event is free but advance registration is required. Click here to reserve a spot and receive a complimentary lunch, too.

“Our goal is to make sure local people in construction trades are aware of the project opportunities we have coming up,” said Tova Corman, executive director of Facilities Development and Planning. “This year will be even busier than 2014, which was the biggest year yet for the Measure K Bond program.”

The $1.2 billion Measure K school improvement bond measure was approved by 71 percent of local voters in 2008.

Since then, LBUSD has used bond funds to build and open two new schools: Nelson Academy in Signal Hill and McBride High School in Long Beach. A new outdoor swimming pool was built at Cabrillo High, allowing for both instruction and competitive pool events. Two more schools, Newcomb Academy and Roosevelt Elementary are being rebuilt and will open this year.

Last year, major renovations started at Jordan High School, and construction began at the new Browning High School. Dozens of other projects, from portable removals to auditorium and gymnasium renovations, are ongoing.

Measure K project priorities are determined by the Board of Education, based on a master plan developed with extensive community input and staff recommendations. The list of all necessary renovations districtwide is estimated to cost $4 billion, so Measure K funds are being used to address only the most pressing of these needs.

Announcements of upcoming bid opportunities are published in the Long Beach Press Telegram and are available in the A-Z index at under Measure K Bond Program, then Consultants/Contractors.

To be eligible to bid, firms must first download and complete a pre-qualification packet from the Measure K website. For further information, call the Measure K Office at (562) 997-7550.


School / Project Construction Budget
1 Wilson High School Auditorium AB 300 $13.0
2 Fire Alarm, Intercom and Clock Phase II $12.3
3 Intercom & Clock - All Phases $9.5
4 Hill MS PE Building $4.6
5 Telecommunication Phase II (E-rate) $3.6
6 Port Air Filtration Project $2.6
7 Wilson ADA PH II $1.1
8 Millikan Portable Replacement $0.9
9 Naples Portable Replacement $0.6
10 Truss Replacement (Hughes, Twain, Lindbergh ES) $0.4
11 Washington MS New Restroom, Minor ADA Improvements $0.3
12 Houghton Park Baseball Field $0.3
13 Hill MS Painting $0.2
14 Lakewood HS ADA $0.1
15 Longfellow Post Occupancy $0.1
16 Lowell ES Installation of Ramps and Signage $.08