When school started last week, students and staff at seven LBUSD schools started the semester in newly modernized buildings that include central air conditioning.
At Renaissance High School for the Arts, a $40 million makeover included a new performing arts building with a state-of-the art black box theater. Physical education and classroom facilities have been completely modernized and are now accessible to people with disabilities.
When her son, Jamaurion, entered Jordan High School as a freshman last year, Carshé Chess wanted to help increase parent involvement in school programs. Soon the former teacher and school counselor started to bring other parents to meetings and inform them about volunteer opportunities.
When Rebecca Turrentine retired as superintendent of Bellflower Unified School District 15 years ago, she wanted to give back to her community and to her profession.
When Leslie Young first immigrated to Los Angeles in 1985 from his native Taiwan, he was a slight, quiet seventh grader who spoke no English. Despite being constantly taunted and bullied at school, he managed to master his new language and excel academically.
Citizens’ Oversight Committee Meeting
5:00 PM, Thursday, September 27, 2018
LBUSD Facilities Office
2425 Webster Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90810
(Open to the Public)
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.