School district projects underway

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The Hopkinson and Rossmoor Elementary School Modernization Projects began on June 16, 2011. These projects consist of modernizing all of the buildings on the existing school campuses.

The projects were awarded to one general contractor, West Coast Air Conditioning Co., Inc. Rachlin Architects is the project architect of record and construction manager, and Knowland Construction Services is providing full time inspection services.

Both projects have completed approximately 60 percent of the planned construction work, with the last group of modernized classrooms and the administrative offices in full use.

During 2011, the architectural plans for the modernization of both the Los Alamitos High School Gymnasium and Lee Elementary were submitted to the Division of the State Architects office for plan review and approval.

The district will break ground on those projects in April and June. During spring break, April 7-15, The District will begin work at Los Alamitos High School to replace the main water line that feeds all the athletic fields. This work will cause a shutdown of the entire east student parking lot, as well as the closure of the normal street entrance to the front parking lot off Cerritos Avenue. During this week, access to the front parking lot will be available through a change to the exit nearest Los Alamitos Blvd, making it a two way entrance and exit.

During the summer of 2012, the following projects will also be underway:

  • LAHS – The main water line replacement to the back of the campus will be completed, and all the water and sprinkler lines on the athletic fields (excluding inside the track) will be replaced. The initial part of the water line at the front of the campus will be replaced during spring break in April 2012.
  • LAHS Tennis Courts, which are currently asphalt, are going to be replaced with concrete courts.
  • At Los Alamitos Elementary School, the district has received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for a soil remediation project in the parking areas.

In addition to the above projects, the District is working with Rachlin Architects on future modernization projects, which include Oak Middle School, Weaver Elementary, Laurel High School, and the District Office. Lastly, we are modernizing the LAHS track. The track project is being designed to include the current and anticipated future needs of the students, coaches, district, and community.

The district expects the LAHS track project to include an all weather track, synthetic turf playing field, bleachers, and conduits for lights.

All of the LAUSD modernization projects are on time and on budget thanks to the passage of Measure K.

School district projects underway