The following letter is being sent home to Glenview families in backpacks to update the community on the project’s status:
Dear Glenview Elementary Families,
I would like to take a moment, as I step into my role as Interim Superintendent, to provide an update on the Glenview Elementary construction project. I would also like to provide some assurances about the District’s commitment to your community.
As many of you already know, the timeline for the construction of Glenview Elementary’s new school building has been extended as a result of delays in agency approval and new procurement legislation. As was announced in November, the new building is currently expected to be completed in the summer of 2019. Glenview students, staff, and families are expected to be able to occupy the building in time for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.
The OUSD Board Policy 7155 requires that a Project Committee be formed to engage the community in all major construction projects. The committee consists of both school and neighborhood stakeholders, and is charged with ensuring that the community is informed and that community priorities are taken into account during the design and construction of the project. The current committee of staff, neighbors and parents is seeking additional members, to replace members who have moved on. The committee meets approximately quarterly.
Following several community meetings, OUSD has updated the overall project schedule. This new and complete schedule has taken into account the project delays discussed at the meetings as well as the various increments of the project. At the request of the community, OUSD has shared a timeline that the team believes to be conservative and also realistic. In this conservative timeline, the project is expected to be ready for students in time for the 2019-2020 school year. As always, things can and may happen to affect the timeline in unexpected ways. The District will continue to update this schedule as project components are completed. A pdf of the complete schedule is available for download here.