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A small group of Glenview neighbors came together on March 2nd for the bimonthly community meeting. Topics of discussion included:
- An update on the DSA process: The project is now undergoing final review. The architects will report on final outcome when the review is complete.
- An update on contracting for increment 3: An RFP for the final increment has been released. Bidding and contracting is expected to continue through the spring.
- An updated project schedule, which now reflects the rain delay for increment 2 (grading and retaining walls) as well as the new contracting schedule. OUSD continues to be committed to an August 2019 project completion, as reflected in this updated schedule (available for download here).
- Community concerns including the need for a claims procedure if neighbors experience project-related damage and the resolution of vegetation and fenceline responsibilities. The District continues to work on both of these issues. Neighbors also expressed concern that an accelerated timeline for increment 3 (to ensure August 2019 completion) might impact project hours and days of work. OUSD is exploring ways to increase work on campus without adding to the hours/days on site for crews.
The next community meeting will be Thursday, May 4th from 6:30-8:00 pm at Edna Brewer Middle School.
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.