Thanks to Measure I the Best Keeps Getting Better in the Conejo Valley Unified School District
Measure I Master Plan kicks into high gear with implementation of Major Projects
New, state-of-the-art STEM learning classrooms, customized media centers, and modernized athletic facilities are a few of the major updates schools across the Conejo Valley Unified School District are on the cusp of receiving thanks to Measure I funds and the successful implementation of a districtwide Master Planning process.
The Final Master Plans for CVUSD campuses were approved last spring by the District’s Board of Education. The Final Master Plans were developed via a process of collaboration between District leadership, architects, school sites and the communities they serve. Ultimately, each Master Plan includes long-term and short-term plans comprised of renovation, modernization, safety improvement and construction projects that will best set schools up to meet students’ educational needs for decades to come.
“Where we are now is very exciting,” said Tim McCabe, Director, Planning & Construction for CVUSD. “We are taking projects that were marked as top priority by school communities and making them a reality.”
Approved by voters on November 4, 2014 - Measure I, a ballot approved facilities bond, will raise $197 million for Conejo Valley schools with the purpose of modernizing and updating school facilities.
Several school sites such as Westlake High School and Redwood Middle School are awaiting design proposals for major construction projects that are slated to break ground in 2018.
Additionally, many schools will be removing portable classroom buildings, with a goal to replace them with contemporary learning environments for students’ science, technology, engineering and math needs, among other unique academic enrichment needs.
Schools have also been improving technology access and opportunity for students, with more than 10,000 new devices added to CVUSD schools over the last three years, with one school in particular, Thousand Oaks High School, embarking on a 1:1 initiative wherein each incoming 9th grade student will receive a laptop to use during their academic career at the school.
“Measure I will be successful because it is a collaboration between the school communities and District leadership,” said Dr. Victor Hayek, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services. “The projects chosen, were chosen with the academic needs of students in mind and will give us the ability to provide advanced world class learning opportunities.”
The public can follow the progress of Measure I projects by visiting the Measure I webpage on the District’s website. This webpage features site surveys, Final Master Plans, and a “Measure I Living Document” that will showcase details of the modernization and construction projects for all District owned sites.