BUSD Facilities Completes Many Measure S Bond Projects, Work Continues On Others

By On August 20, 2015

As Burbank Unified School District students return to classes this week and many hand in reports on their accomplishments over the past summer, BUSD Facilities can also note quite a few items in the “What I Did Last Summer” category, as projects are ticked off the Measure S Bond list.

“Over the summer, we have been hard at work at various school sites installing new network infrastructure, air conditioning installations and replacements, irrigation upgrades, fire alarms replacements and upgrades, clocks and PA system replacements and other various projects,” commented David Jaynes, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services for Burbank Unified. “We are continuing to install other upgrades as well, such as energy saving LED lighting, 21st century classroom technology upgrades and energy saving solar programs.”

BUSD LOGO_Master File“Since these projects are going to continue throughout the school year, the work will be performed in isolated areas or after school instructional hours and on weekends, so you may notice construction workers on campus during these hours,” Jaynes said in a BUSD release.

“As mandated by the provisions of the Education Code applicable to public school construction, the contractors are all required to ensure the safety of the pupils through the methods provided in the Michelle Montoya School Safety Act. In addition, weekly safety meetings will be held which include proper behavior and sensitivity training protocols prohibiting student interaction.”

“We appreciate your understanding as we continue to put Measure S dollars to work and improve our schools,” he added. “We will work to minimize any inconveniences as best we can.”

Previous articles on the Measure S Bond can be found here, here and here.

According to Craig Bell, BUSD Director of Facilities,  the following items have been completed or are in progress at the various school sites. Unless noted by an asterisk (*), projects were paid by the Measure S Bond fund. Other funds or accounts, where applicable, are noted after the asterisk.

BHS – Administration Building, New Energy Management System (EMS) installed

JBHS – New HVAC installed in both Hurst and main gyms

JBHS – Reclaimed irrigation installed on the baseball field

Jordan – New HVAC installed in the auditorium, cafeteria/kitchen and gym

Jordan – New EMS, fire alarm, PA & clocks installed

Jordan – New exterior painting underway (*Deferred Maintenance)

Jordan – Reclaimed irrigation installed

Jordan – New asphalt and lunch shelter, scheduled for the Fall 2015

Jordan – New perimeter fencing in scheduled for the Fall 2015

Jordan – Soil testing was completed for a planned solar structure

Luther – New HVAC installed in the classrooms, cafeteria/kitchen & gym

Luther – New EMS installed

Luther – Reclaimed irrigation installed

Luther – New concrete bike rack area

Luther – Soil testing was completed for a planned solar structure

Luther – Removal of tree root invasion around the lunch shelter area

Muir – New HVAC installed in the auditorium, cafeteria/kitchen and gym

Muir – New EMS, fire alarms installed

Muir – New asphalt in the staff parking lot and lower basketball courts

Muir – Demoed old media bungalow

Disney – New perimeter fencing in scheduled for September 2015

Edison – New perimeter fencing installed in August 2015

Edison – New synthetic turf installed in the CC yard

Edison – Reclaimed irrigation installed

Edison – New exterior painting (*Deferred Maintenance)

Emerson – New HVAC installed in the classrooms, auditorium & kitchen

Emerson – New EMS, fire alarms, PA & clocks installed

Emerson – New synthetic turf installed in the kinder yard

Emerson – New asphalt installed in the kinder yard

Harte – New HVAC installed in the classrooms, auditorium & kitchen

Harte – New EMS, fire alarms & PA & clocks installed

Harte – New synthetic turf installed in the kinder yard

Harte – Reclaimed irrigation installed

Jefferson – Geological soil testing were completed to determine a fault line

Jefferson – Soil testing was completed for a planned solar structure

McKinley – New synthetic turf installed in the two kinder yards

McKinley – New sewer line replacement (*Deferred Maintenance)

Miller – New HVAC installed in the classrooms, auditorium & kitchen

Miller – New EMS, fire alarms & PA & clocks installed

Miller – New iron fencing scheduled to be installed September 2015

Providencia – New synthetic turf installed in the kinder yard

Providencia – Reclaimed irrigation installed

Providencia – Re-lamping of the sport field (*AYSO)

Roosevelt – Two temporary portable classrooms installed (*Fund 25, Growth)

Roosevelt – New perimeter fencing installed

Roosevelt – New synthetic turf installed in the two kinder yards

Stevenson – One temporary portable classroom installed (*Fund 25, Growth)

Stevenson – New synthetic turf installed in the kinder yard

Stevenson – Reclaimed irrigation installed

Stevenson – New exterior painting (*Deferred Maintenance)

Washington – Soil testing was completed for a planned solar structure

Burbank Adult School – Soil testing was completed for a planned solar structure