By Jason KUROSU
After two years of renovation, College View School is nearly ready to open the doors to its new facilities with a ribbon cutting ceremony due next week.
The new two-story building, one of numerous Measure S funded projects reaching completion within the Glendale Unified School District, will feature nine new classrooms, a therapy gym, multipurpose room, instructional kitchen, laundry room and an indoor pool.
The building will also come with solar panels, an addition that has appeared at a number of GUSD schools. Within the Crescenta Valley alone, CV High School, Rosemont Middle School, Clark Magnet High School, Monte Vista, Mountain Avenue and Fremont elementary schools have been equipped with solar panels over the last couple of years.
The original school building, built in the 1970s, was demolished to pave the way for the $26 million building. College View students have been attending class at Jewel City Community Day School in Glendale since College View’s construction began in 2013.
A ribbon cutting ceremony is slated for Aug. 4 at 1 p.m. at the College View campus.
GUSD schools within the Crescenta Valley will also see the installation of CCTV cameras at various school sites, part of the district’s safety and security projects also funded through Measure S.
Crescenta Valley High School will see the largest installation of CCTV cameras with 100 to be installed. A contract was recently approved by the district for CV High’s cameras and for nine cameras at La Crescenta Elementary School.
The district is also working on agreements with security technology company Convergint Technologies for camera installations at College View School, Dunsmore, Valley View, Monte Vista and Mountain View elementary schools.
Measure S funds in the amount of $3 million have been allocated to security measures, including cameras and software which the district plans to implement at all district campuses. Clark Magnet High School, Hoover High, Roosevelt Middle School and the district’s headquarters in Glendale are among the facilities already equipped with cameras.
CV High School will also be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for its latest installation of artificial turf on Aug. 4. Artificial turf was originally installed on the school’s lower field in 2006.
The high school is also undergoing renovations to its science labs in the campus’ 2000 building, set for completion later this year.