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Workforce Agreement Approved by LBUSD

The Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education has approved a five-year Community Workforce Development (CWD) agreement with the Los Angeles and Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council.

The agreement authorizes a pilot program that includes student employment goals, local community employment goals, work site conditions, worker qualifications, dispute resolution processes and other specifications that apply to designated school bond projects worth about $400 million.

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Community Input Provided For Facility Master Plan

To obtain community input on future facilities priorities, the Long Beach Unified School District hosted five public meetings in February.

This outreach effort comes as the school district works to update its Facility Master Plan, a long-term blueprint for meeting the changing needs of schools.

Community Input

Leadership Program Focuses on Communication, Confidence

Erica Bonilla, a contracts analyst, wanted to increase her confidence when presenting bid specs to contractors. Meanwhile Ferdows Fazeli, a planning project manager, sought to improve her communications skills, especially in tense situations.

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Keeping It Local

Jason King

Project Inspector Ensures Plans are Followed to the T

Control, coordination and communication. These are the words Vince Petruzzelli uses to describe his job as a state inspector on LBUSD bond projects. In this role, he is responsible for certifying to the Division of State of Architects (DSA) that projects are completed according to approved DSA plans and specifications.

More About Vincent Petruzzelli

Oversight Committee Presents Annual Report

Details of the busiest construction year in Long Beach Unified School history were highlighted in the 11th annual report to the Board of Education, presented recently by the Citizens’ Oversight Committee for the LBUSD school bonds program.

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COC Annual Report
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Melanie Nazarbekian Graduates From Leadership Academy

When Melanie Nazarbekian earned her bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies from Cal State Northridge she thought she would become a school teacher. The year was 2009 and few districts were hiring.

About Melanie Nazarbekian


Citizens' Oversight Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
5:00 p.m. Virtual Meeting
Location: TBD

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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