At the monthly community meeting on November 3rd, Joe Dominguez, OUSD’s Deputy Chief of Facilities Planning and Management, spoke at length about some of the problems that caused the current project delay, he apologized for the role the District played in creating some of the delay, and shared steps the District is taking to keep the project moving quickly going forward.
Mr. Dominguez also made a commitment to full transparency moving forward. In that spirit, he shared an updated timeline, based on a more complete analysis conducted by the project contractor this week. Depending on when plans are approved by the Department of the State Architect (the agency responsible for reviewing all new school construction in the state), the current estimated project completion dates fall between mid-January and mid-March of 2019.
The project team will be working to prepare a detailed schedule for completion of the project so that parents and community members can have a better sense of what is to come. In partnership with Glenview parents, OUSD will also explore ways that community members can support the project and help ensure it continues to move forward as quickly as possible.
In response to neighbor concerns about ground shaking resulting from construction activity, vibration monitoring by an independent outside consultant has begun and will be ongoing. OUSD is working with a geotechnical firm to conduct additional site surveys to document existing conditions within homes, photographing areas where cracks may occur in plaster, such as door and window frames, for instance, so that impact on homes may be monitored and addressed. An FAQ about this process, as well as an FAQ about construction vibrations can now be found on the project website.
If you are a neighbor close to Glenview Elementary and you are interested in having the additional survey, as described in the FAQ, please email email@example.com.
UPDATE – November 5: Please see the community meeting recap for more up-to-date information.
OUSD sent a letter home to Glenview parents on October 28 providing an update on the schedule for the school’s completion and move in. From the letter:
The goal of this work is to provide a new facility for students and staff to do their best. In the interest of transparency, I want to inform you that the project requires an extended timeline. The new estimated completion date is Fall 2018
Click here to read the full letter from the District with more information about the anticipated schedule change. This topic will be on the agenda for the next community meeting, which will be held at Edna Brewer Middle School on Thursday, November 3 (6:30-8:00 pm). Please rsvp by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend and indicate if you would like childcare.