As many neighbors know, this fall Glenview students will be traveling by school bus from to their interim home at OUSD’s Santa Fe Elementary campus in North Oakland. OUSD staff has been working in collaboration with the City of Oakland to ensure that the Glenview neighborhood bus stop – located at Edna Brewer Middle School – is ready for the additional students and traffic when school starts.
Following meetings with the Edna Brewer and Glenview communities in May, District staff, transportation engineers, and City staff have been finalizing plans for a road diet and other improvements on Beaumont Avenue (between Park Boulevard and Excelsior Boulevard) and around the Edna Brewer campus. Among the improvements community members can expect to see implemented before August 22nd. UPDATE: The work will be staged to minimize disruption to traffic on Beaumont. The upgrades are not expected to be completed by September 4th. OUSD has worked to developed an interim boarding plan for students that will ensure safety.
On Thursday, April 28th, Glenview neighbors and community members came together with OUSD staff and members of the joint-venture (JV) team that is expected to construct Glenview’s new facility to discuss the impacts of construction on those who live nearby. The group reviewed a detailed fact sheet, which outlined neighbor concerns as well as commitments from OUSD and the JV team.
Glenview Elementary, built in 1927, will soon make way for a new, state-of-the-art facility. The school community will gather on May 14 to celebrate Glenview’s history and look toward its future with its first-ever Music and Dance Festival.
The festival will feature workshops, demonstrations, and performances from music and dance groups. These will be as interactive as possible, with orchestral and world-music instrument “petting zoos,” dance from the East Bay Dance Center and a local hip-hop studio, Taiko drumming, Indian dance, middle school and high-school bands and dance groups, and a parent-led station on Americana music.