TUSD Working on Facility Projects During the Summer
- June 9, 2016
- Posted by: Cuselleration
- Category: News
During the summer, the Tustin Unified School District’s Maintenance and Operations Department is practicing its 3 R’s – repairing, renovating and remodeling.
TUSD has several construction projects in the works, including the new Humanities building at Tustin High School and modernization at Jeane Thorman Elementary School.
Tustin High’s 12-classroom Humanities building will be completed this summer and ready for students and staff at the start of the new school year.
Thorman’s project consists of an interior space reconfiguration, new exterior doors and windows in every classroom, permanent interior walls, library relocation, food service expansion, as well as new electrical, mechanical, flooring, painting and furniture.
Both projects are part of the District’s Measure L campus modernization program.
In addition, the District is working on several maintenance projects at local schools under its Deferred Maintenance Program, according to David Miranda, Senior Director of Maintenance, Operations and Facilities. Projects include painting, carpeting, roofing, slurry coating, playground replacements, building expansions, field upgrades and portable classroom addition/replacements.
Among the major projects are:
– Replacing the carpet in various buildings at Helen Estock, Guin Foss, and Ladera elementary schools; and Foothill High School
– Painting the exteriors of buildings at Robert Heideman Elementary School and interior of buildings at Guin Foss School
– Interior painting and minor remodel of the library and little theater at Tustin High
– Campus entry and parking lot enhancements at Tustin High
– Synthetic turf multi-sport fields at Lambert school; and Beckman and Foothill high schools
– Expansion and improvements of the gymnasium/locker room at Pioneer Middle School
– Relocating six classrooms, adding a shade structure, and expanding the parking lot at Estock School
– Replacing the roof at Heideman and Red Hill elementary schools; and Support Services Facility
– Portable classroom addition/replacements at Arroyo and Hicks Canyon elementary schools
– Replacing the playground equipment at Tustin Ranch and Marjorie Veeh elementary schools
– Slurry coating (re-sealing asphalt) the playgrounds and parking lots at Benson, Loma Vista, Tustin Memorial Academy and Veeh elementary schools
– Slurry coating the parking lots and blacktops at Columbus Tustin, Currie, Hewes and Utt middle schools
“The District annually assesses the function and condition of all existing school building components and proceeds with projects based on typical component life span and repairs with the greatest need,” Miranda said.
For more information, call (714) 730-7515.
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Photo: Construction work continues on Tustin High’s new Humanities building, which is scheduled to be completed this summer and ready for students and staff at the start of the school year.