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Projects Continue Throughout District Thanks to Measure H Funding

Following the recent opening of the new classroom building at Deer Canyon Elementary School, attention will soon shift to renovation and modernization projects at several other elementary schools throughout the Alta Loma School District.

The projects are possible through the $58 million Measure H general obligation bond, which was approved by Rancho Cucamonga voters in 2016.

Consistent with the district’s facilities master plan, work to renovate and modernize classrooms at both Vineyard and Alta Loma junior high schools is expected to be complete by the end of this summer, allowing for renovation work to begin elsewhere.

The new classroom building at Deer Canyon replaced temporary modular classrooms and restrooms which will continue to be utilized during the classroom renovation phase at Deer Canyon. Once complete, the modular units will be removed from the campus.

Simultaneously, work is expected to begin at one or more other schools. The schedule will be determined as existing projects progress.

“We’re essentially taking classrooms down to the bare bones and then restoring them with new flooring, wall treatments, solar lighting, cabinetry, bookcases and technology.,” said James Moore, ALSD superintendent. “The buildings themselves aren’t new, but everything inside from the ceiling to the floor and everything in between will be.”

Classrooms also will have new heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarms and roofing. Restrooms are also being renovated.

Other projects have been completed or are in progress at various schools, including new signage, fencing, painting, flooring, wall coverings, lunch tables, lighting and cabinetry. There also have been parking lot, electrical, plumbing, kitchen and restroom improvements and roof repairs. A new lunch shade structure was constructed at Victoria Groves Elementary School.

In addition to renovation and infrastructure projects, all 10 schools in the Alta Loma School District have been upgraded with new electronic door locking systems, increased internet bandwidth over a new wireless network, and advanced voice-over protocol phone systems. Playgrounds at the elementary schools also have been refurbished

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.