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Summer 2017 District-Wide Construction

 
The Moreland School District has earned an extraordinary reputation of developing life-long learners who thrive in music, STEAM, theater, sports and multiple enrichment opportunities that engage them in our regional community and beyond.  The excellence of our seven schools not only relies on the innovation inside the classroom, but on the infrastructure outside the classroom that supports all Moreland stakeholders.

The summer time is typically a busy season to work on construction projects that support the needs of our staff, students, and community.  As you may recall, the Moreland School District refinanced our Measure K bonds in May 2016.  While this transaction did not produce any additional funds for the District, it saved our taxpayers about $5 million.  Measure K has a Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (BOC) made up of district office staff and community members.  These members oversee Moreland's Measure K funded projects and review expenditures to ensure that the bond proceeds are expended only for purposes set forth in Measure K.  In addition, the district is required to have the Measure K Bond funds audited each year by an independent audit firm.  With no audit findings, a public presentation of the 15/16 expenditures and audit were presented at the Board of Trustees Meeting on May 9, 2017.

The following is a list of construction projects slated for the summer:
DISTRICT-WIDE:  Every school site will be thoroughly cleaned inside and out, including landscape and maintenance.  In addition, Moreland is excited to participate in California's Prop 39 Clean Energy Jobs Act, from the California Energy Commission.  As such, a plan will take place to review the lighting, fixtures, and thermometer needs throughout the District.  The goal is to ensure energy efficiency and expand clean energy generation in Moreland schools.  
 
NEW FURNITURE:  Mustangs will return to Moreland Middle School in the fall outfitted with all new furniture.
PLAYGROUND RESURFACING:  Many schools have indicated the need for newer or additional playground equipment and resurfacing.  This summer/fall will begin the focus on replacing our playground structures and resurfacing for our Anderson Alligators and Easterbrook Discovery School (EDS) Huskies.
 
NEW CARPETING:  In designated classrooms, new carpet will be installed at Latimer and Moreland Middle School.
LATIMER RENOVATION: Construction at Latimer started after Spring Break in order to complete the large renovation and redesign of the campus as soon as possible.  Lions are gaining a new middle school building, a locker room, and a renovated music building to provide classroom space and accommodate the student population growth Latimer has experienced over the last few years. The new and renovated buildings are scheduled to be completed in the Winter.  
MORELAND MIDDLE SCHOOL DESIGN PLANNING: The Moreland community demonstrated its support of the District's growing performing arts program by including this as a priority in the recently approved Measure G Parcel Tax extension.  As such, the District is thrilled to begin planning for the remodel of the Band Room at Moreland Middle Schoolthis Fall to accommodate Moreland's award-winning music program.
TRANSPORTATION: All Moreland's school buses will be cleaned and serviced this summer.  In addition, the District is excited to announce that the Bay Area Air Quality Management District awarded the District a grant to replace the CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) fuel tanks on one bus.  This replacement will comply with the requirements of the Lower Emission School Bus Program (LESBP).
Our 2017/2018 school year begins on Thursday, August 17, 2017.  For a copy of the student calendar, click here.  On behalf of the Moreland School District, we wish our staff, families, and community a safe and enjoyable summer.