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Despite Closures, Bond-Funded Projects Making Progress

While students and staff have been away from school sites throughout the Alta Loma School District, renovations to campuses have continued to move forward, thanks to funding through the $58 million Measure H general obligation bond, which was approved by Rancho Cucamonga voters in 2016.

Major classroom renovations and modernization projects were recently completed at both Vineyard and Alta Loma junior high schools, including a complete replacement of flooring, wall treatments, solar lighting, cabinetry, bookcases, technology and furniture. Rooms also have new heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarms and roofing. Restrooms also were renovated.

Similar modernization projects have already begun at Jasper, and parallel renovations will follow at several other elementary schools. The schedule will be determined as existing projects progress, as per guidance of the district’s facilities master plan.

That includes the final classroom renovation phase at Deer Canyon Elementary School, which opened a new classroom building in January. Once the current renovations are complete, the temporary modular classrooms that have been used on the campus for many years will be removed.

Among the projects that are scheduled, in progress or complete at ALSD schools are the addition of 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.

In addition, 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.