The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District is preparing to launch $375 million in construction projects that will provide safe and quality learning environments to promote student growth and achievement.
More than 56 percent of voters on Nov. 4 approved the $375 million Bond Measure G, which will provide funding to renovate, repair and modernize the District’s schools and facilities, some of which were built over 75 years ago.
“We are grateful that our communities took the time to research our District’s facilities issues and ultimately determine that our schools need this funding to support student achievement,” said Board of Education President Margarita Rios.
“To continue to provide a strong instructional environment, we need to improve our science labs, equip our classrooms with the latest technology and enhance the overall learning experience for our kids. This funding will ensure our students have the tools that will help them continue to excel.”
The District has developed a Facilities Master Plan that includes $600 million in proposed projects, including approximately $360 million in projects designated as priorities. The Facilities Master Plan was a collaborative effort between community members, staff, teachers and students, who came together for many meetings at venues District-wide.
“The plan calls for projects at each campus across the District,” said Interim Superintendent Ginger Shattuck. “Taking the necessary steps to ensure we have 21st century schools in Norwalk and La Mirada is an important factor in this bond.”
On the list of priorities are several projects that are proposed to take place at every school District-wide. They include technology infrastructure upgrades, irrigation and roofing projects and the installation of fencing and gates to increase school security.
The District is determining next steps, including the formation of a Citizens Oversight Committee.
For more information about the bond, and the facilities master plan, visit www.nlmusd.k12.ca.us.