Alameda: School board hears about work on campuses - San Jose Mercury News

Work crews have been busy over the summer, carrying out repairs and upgrades funded through Measure I, the $179. 5 million facilities bond that Island voters passed in November 2014. Among the projects completed was paving at Amelia Earhart, Henry... "All of the playgrounds around these schools had not been done in years and years and years," Robbie Lyng, the director of maintenance and facilities for the Alameda Unified School District, told the Board of Education on Tuesday. The work cost $507,114 and required ripping out the old paving down to the dirt, recycling it, then installing new paving at the schools, Lyng said. Other work paid for through Measure I during the summer included the installation of new concrete and drainage at Alameda High School, which cost $12,975. "You guys have been working hard," Board President Barbara Kahn told Lyng. Projects still in the works include modernizing Maya Lin Elementary School with a new entrance and a new classroom building at Otis Elementary School. Future Measure I projects include making Historic Alameda High School earthquake-safe and developing a "Conservation, Efficiency, and Generation Plan," or what McPhetridge called the "three legs of the stool" needed to make the district more... Source: