IUSD Seeks Community Input on Construction Projects

constructionVarious construction projects are starting pre-construction planning this spring for schools across the Inglewood Unified School District.

According to the Master Plan, IUSD pre-construction scheduling will take a minimum of 18 months with four phases: programming, design, review and approval from the Division of State Architect (DSA), and bids for construction.

During the first phase, each school site will be reviewed with input from the district and community for ideas on what construction improvements can and should be done to achieve the best results.

Public input is welcome and we invite you to attend any of the following meetings beginning at 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., in May and June at the following IUSD priority school sites:

  • Inglewood High School, Wednesday, May 25
  • Worthington Elementary School, Thursday, May 26
  • Payne Elementary School, Tuesday, May 31
  • Monroe Middle School, Wednesday, June 1
  • Morningside High School, Thursday, June 2

Bond Measure GG, which was approved by more than 86 percent of the voters during the November 6, 2012 election, provides a $90 million general obligation bond for new construction and modernization projects throughout the district. The creation of the bond takes into account the district’s safety expectations, enrollment trends, class size, and a high demand for improved technology within each school.

Scope of work is outlined in the IUSD School Facilities Master Plan document with construction plans focusing on four categories: school site health, safety and security projects; school renovation, repair, upgrades and construction projects; district-wide wiring and technology for instructional support and effective learning environments; and miscellaneous projects.

The School Facilities Master Plan document lists priorities that include, but are not be limited to: repairing/replacing leaky roofs and inadequate electrical and plumbing systems; modernizing, renovating, and constructing classrooms, restrooms, and school facilities; the construction of new science and computer labs, replacing portable classrooms with permanent classrooms; and making energy efficiency and health and safety improvements a priority.

Please join us at one of the community meetings above. We look forward to your input.