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Update on Relocation: Glenview students to be housed at Santa Fe Elementary for 2016–17 and 2017–18 school years

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While Glenview Elementary is under construction, students and staff will be relocated to an interim school site. OUSD had previously identified the former Santa Fe Elementary (in North Oakland) as well as the former Lakeview Elementary (near Lake Merritt) as possible interim locations.

Over the past two months, Glenview families have participated in a survey, two forums, and visits to both sites to determine which best aligned with the needs and priorities of Glenview’s students, staff, and families. Although many families initially preferred Lakeview for its proximity to the Glenview neighborhood, after discussions and the site visits, the majority felt that Santa Fe was a superior location for students and learning, despite its distance. OUSD’s Facilities Department also conducted site assessments to determine the cost of preparing each site for the move. The Lakeview site would require significantly more costly upgrades to be ready for occupation by students.

On February 5th, Superintendent Antwan Wilson visited Glenview to share his recommendation for Santa Fe as Glenview’s interim site. The recommendation is expected to be presented to the school board on February 25th, with a vote expected on March 11th.

For more details about the community engagement process, download the full Community Engagement Report.

Reports about the cost of preparing each site for elementary students: Lakeview; Santa Fe.

Also, be sure to read the Superintendent’s FAQs responding to Glenview parent and staff questions about the move.

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