Long Beach Unified School District
Building on success LBUSD campus improvements


FALL 2018
Renaissance renovation part of Measure E modernization projects

Students Return to 7 Modernized Schools

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.

More About Modernized Schools

infographic of LBUSD school bond projects by the numbers

Oversight Committee Member Profiles

Citzens' Oversight Committee member Carshe Chess

Jordan Parent: Carshé Chess

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.

More about Carshé

Citizens' Oversight Committee member Rebecca Turrentine

Retired Superintendent: Rebecca Turrentine

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.

More About Rebecca

Dr. Leslie Young LBUSD Citizens' Oversight Committee

Pediatrician: Dr. Leslie Young

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.

More About Leslie


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.

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