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Focus on Vineyard: Bond-Funded Projects Taking Shape

Rancho Cucamonga voter approval of the $58 million Measure H general obligation school bond initiative in 2016 has paved the way for a plethora of projects throughout the Alta Loma School District.

 A number of projects have already been completed, while others are currently underway or still in the planning stages.

 Bond funding will allow ALSD to improve educational facilities, instructional technology and infrastructure throughout the district. The funding is being distributed among all 10 ALSD schools for renovations, construction, infrastructure, technology and safety.

 Students, staff and the community all stand to benefit from projects at Vineyard Junior High School. The first of four renovation plans, including improvements to the main office building, multi-purpose room, lunch area restrooms, kitchen and musical performance room, is expected to be completed in October.

“We’re excited about how these renovations will benefit out students and their learning,” said Vineyard Principal Sandy Rose. “We’re sorry for the temporary inconvenience during construction, but we are doing everything possible to minimize any disruption to student learning. Ultimately, the benefits for students will far outweigh the minor sacrifices along the way.”

 First-phase renovations include new heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarm systems, roofing and carpeting. The health office is being expanded and restrooms completely renovated.

 Each phase is expected to take about three months to complete. The second phase will include improvements to the northern classrooms and library; followed by renovations to the central and south campus classrooms in the third and fourth phases, respectively.

 New heating and cooling systems, roofing, fire alarms, carpeting, wall tack boards, cabinetry, bookcases, whiteboards, projectors, classroom furniture, and lighting (sky lights in some rooms) are planned components of the classroom renovations.

 Roofing improvements will be done in advance of potential inclement weather in the winter months.

 Information about the ALSD’s Measure H-funded projects and plans can be viewed on the district’s citizens bond oversight committee report at http://bit.ly/2MaxM3a.