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News - July 11, 2018

Portola Valley school board OKs $49.5 million bond measure

by Barbara Wood

A $49.5 million bond to pay for repairs, renovations and new buildings on the Portola Valley School District's two campuses will go before voters in November.

The district's governing board unanimously approved putting the bond measure on the ballot at a June 27 meeting. It will require 55 percent of the vote for approval. An approved bond would add a maximum of $300 per $1 million of assessed valuation to property tax bills.

The money would go toward projects in a facilities master plan that was also approved by the school board. The plan prioritizes projects into three areas: immediate, to be built if funding is available, and long-term.

The facilities master plan shows immediate projects at Corte Madera School, including a new two-story classroom building, costing between $38.4 and $42.5 million. At Ormondale School, projects costing $10.9 to $12 million are included as immediate first-phase priorities.

Adding in the projects that will done if funding is available and long-term projects, Corte Madera has a total of $56.8 million to $62.8 million in master plan projects, while Ormondale School has $21 million to $23.3 million in projects.

The phase-one total for both schools is $49.3 million to $54.5 million.

Planned phase-one projects at Corte Madera, which has grades four through eight, include:

• A new two-story classroom building at $32.3 million to $35.7 million.

• Classroom modernization and repairs, including heating and air conditioning, lighting, flooring, windows, paint, door hardware, and ceilings at $919,000 to $1 million.

• Campus repairs and renovations, including roofing, siding, paint, restrooms and storm drains at $2 million to $2.3 million.

• Fields, courtyard and PE storage at $3.1 to $3.5 million (courtyard renovations are projected at $2.5 million to $2.7 million).

Planned phase-one projects at Ormondale School, which has transitional kindergarten through grade three, are:

• New innovation center at $6.6 million to $7.2 million.

• Classroom modernization and repairs including heating and air conditioning, lighting, flooring, windows, paint, door hardware, and ceilings at $1.6 million to $1.8 million.

• Campus repairs and renovations, including roofing, siding, paint and storm drains at $1.2 million to $1.4 million.

• Repairing fields and renovating the grass courtyard at $1.5 to $1.6 million.

See the full facilities master plan online at is.gd/PVSD_Plan.

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Posted by Local #1
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Jul 11, 2018 at 7:10 am

Oh dear - a two story building at C.M.S ? We have been so used to the buildings that blend with the scenery that I hope the new 2 story building isn't too towering & doesn't take away from the natural , blending buildings that we have become accustomed to over the years


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