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Modernization Projects at Both Junior High Schools to Begin After Memorial Day

Modernization Projects at Both Junior High Schools to Begin After Memorial Day

 Campus modernization projects to improve classroom amenities, update building and infrastructure, and reconfigure teaching, learning and operational space will begin at both Alta Loma and Vineyard junior high schools immediately after classes end for the current academic year.

 The projects are part of the Alta Loma School District’s facilities master plan, which is being funded through the 2016 Measure H general obligation bond. The $58 million bond initiative will improve educational facilities, instructional technology and infrastructure at all 10 ALSD schools.

 Modernization projects at Alta Loma Junior High and Vineyard Junior High will include a variety of renovations, structural updates, infrastructure improvements and technological and safety upgrades.

 “We’re almost doubling the size of the band room at Alta Loma Junior High, and we’re redoing the band room and office spaces at Vineyard so they are more accessible to students and parents,” said ALSD Superintendent James Moore.

 Classrooms at both schools will be updated with “future-ready” furniture and modern instructional technology. They also will have new air conditioning and heating units, cabinetry, flooring, lighting, wall coverings and sinks. Infrastructure work will focus on interior and exterior paint, as well as improving or repairing electrical circuits, plumbing, restrooms, ceilings and roofs.

 Schools throughout the district will see similar improvement projects throughout the life of the bond funding.

 To date, the district has completed the installation of a new robust wireless internet network, a keyless locking system to improve security, a voice-over internet protocol phone system and new playground equipment.

 Construction of an 11,500-square-foot permanent classroom building at Deer Canyon Elementary School is planned for completion this fall.

 Other projects also currently in the works are a lunch shade structure project at Victoria Groves Elementary School, additional modernization at Deer Canyon and new distributed sound systems and instructional projectors at all schools.

 The Alta Loma School District remains in the queue for additional state bond funding from the November 2016 passage of California Prop. 51. ALSD is eligible for approximately $20 million in additional matching funds from the statewide bond measure, once the state of California sells the bonds.