Menlo Park school district officials are determined to do what it takes to make sure that Hillview Middle School will be ready to open its doors on the first day of school, Sept. 4. The school board at a special meeting on Monday, July 16, will be asked to approve $50,000 in contingency funds to "accelerate" Hillview construction work "as needed to complete the project on schedule."
The meeting begins at 2 p.m. in the Menlo Park City School District board room at 181 Encinal Ave. in Atherton.
It will start with an update by facilities director Ahmad Sheikholeslami of the Hillview and Encinal school construction projects.
According to a summary of the Hillview agenda item, the request for $50,000 is in addition to other contingency funds used for change orders during the massive rebuilding of the middle school campus at Elder and Santa Cruz avenues in Menlo Park.
Change orders to date include "unforeseen conditions, district-initiated changes, and required clarification/changes made by the architect that result in added work," according to the summary.
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