Construction work begins on Hillview campus


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By Dave Boyce

Almanac Staff Writer

Phase 1 of the reconstruction of Hillview Middle School has begun on the campus at the corner of Santa Cruz and Elder avenues in Menlo Park.

The first phase includes the removal of the tennis courts, Tinker Park, the basketball courts, the open field and the parking lot, said Ahmad Sheikholeslami, district director of facility planning and construction.

He estimated that Phase 1 will last four or five months, at which time the district will put out another bid for the actual construction of the school.

The goal is to have the work done on weekdays during normal working hours, though there may be "crunch times," Mr. Sheikholeslami told The Almanac. "If we're going to work on Saturdays, we will let our neighbors know."

To contact Mr. Sheikholeslami with questions or concerns, call 321-7140 and press option 2.

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 16, 2010 at 3:20 pm

So how many times are the MP School Boards (past, present and future) going to rebuild the Hillview campus wasting our tax dollars?

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Posted by Thelma
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jul 16, 2010 at 4:07 pm

I have to agree with the above comment.
Is it always the same constriction company every time they redo the campus?
Talk about job security.
As soon as the have built over the playing field on one side and torn down the classrooms on the other side--it's time to reverse the process....
I'm not sure the backhoes ever even leave the property.

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Posted by Thanks!
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jul 17, 2010 at 12:25 am

Thank you school board for your hard work in passing $91M worth of bonds to rebuild our fantastic schools. Menlo Park is lucky to have such a great school board and administration. Our schools are highly rated and you keep our housing prices high. Thank you!!

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