By Charly SHELTON
Measure S was passed by voters in 2011, granting $270 million in a bond for Glendale Unified School District to use at its discretion to upgrade, reinvigorate and repair GUSD schools. As of now, a little more than half of that $270 million is spent or spoken for. The Measure S funds go directly to the construction projects that may have been financially prohibitive before, as well as to those that the district would normally handle. With Measure S taking the brunt of the load financially, this frees up district monies to be applied to other projects.
Construction projects are getting underway at several elementary schools and new security cameras have been brought into most all of the GUSD schools. Crescenta Valley High School is next in line for some much-needed upgrades.
Earlier this month, a bid was accepted from ACC Contractors Inc. in the amount of $4,539,000 to update and modernize the CVHS science lab. It will be funded by the Crescenta Valley Science Lab funds and approved by the Glendale Unified School District board of education. ACC Contractors Inc. submitted bids on several projects throughout the district, and were awarded the contract for Crescenta Valley High School as well as Muir Elementary, Fremont Elementary and La Crescenta Elementary School construction projects.
Construction is slated to begin Dec. 18 with an expected completion date of June 2017.