September 13, 2007

Drawings of the Ninth Grade Campus

Less than a year after passage of a $109 million bond, drawings of the proposed ninth grade campus were presented at the September 5, 2007, meeting of the San Leandro School Board. The design phase of the ninth grade campus was accelerated in order for the school district to have the greatest chance of obtaining nearly $11.5 million in grants available from the state.

The drawings are subject to change, but the Design Review Committee unanimously selected this design, so any changes are likely to be relatively minor. The full presentation to the School Board is available here.

SLUSD Master plan ninth grade campus

SLUSD Bancroft view of ninth grade campus

SLUSD Courtyard view of ninth grade campus

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at September 13, 2007 11:44 PM | TrackBack
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Is this addition going to improve the test scores of our students?
We should spend the money on books and teachers.

Posted by: Barbara at September 22, 2007 9:26 AM

The main purpose of the ninth grade campus is to reduce overcrowding at San Leandro High School. By reducing overcrowding and being able to give more focused attention to ninth graders, the education experience of ninth graders should improve as well as their test scores.

As for money, none of the money used to build the ninth grade campus can be used for books or teachers. The money for construction of the ninth grade campus comes from the $109 million bond that was passed in November 2006. Money for books and teachers is allocated from the state.

Posted by: Mike Katz-Lacabe at September 22, 2007 9:40 AM
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