1. Hired 3D Strategies to manage leasing efforts of their surplus properties. Web Link
2. Created a 7/11 Committee in compliance with state law. (They used an existing advisory committee of the Superintendent for this purpose)
3. At the RCSD meeting on June 26, 2019, they received a PowerPoint presentation from the 7/11 committee regarding RFP's and the committees findings and recommendations. There were two proposals for the Adelante campus, one from Menlo Church and the other from Stratford Schools. After obtaining updated bids from both parties, they chose Menlo Church. (Stratford Schools posed a potential ADA impact) Web Link
IMHO, Stratford would have been the more appropriate tenant.
Excerpt from SMDailyJournal 28 June, 2019 "Redwood City floats teacher housing plan":
The district Board of Trustees advanced Wednesday, June 26, with a vision to redevelop the property at 750 Bradford St. into a tower with administrative headquarters on bottom floors and staff housing above. At the same meeting, officials also floated a parcel tax to the fall ballot and approved an annual budget.
The teacher housing, which is in the formative stages of planning, is part of a larger vision crafted by officials to consolidate school sites and rent or rebuild properties no longer accommodating students.
Board President Dennis McBride expressed his enthusiasm for the opportunity, borne out of an attempt by officials to both overhaul facilities and cure the fiscal dysfunction which has long plagued the system.
“It’s really exciting,” said McBride, who helped develop the vision for teacher housing with Superintendent John Baker, other administrators and a consultant who recommended alternative uses for the district’s unused properties.
McBride suggested the redeveloped downtown district office property could accommodate the administrative uses on the first two floors, with as many as eight stories of residential development above.
In pursuit of the vision, the district’s next step will be taking on a feasibility study examining the opportunity at the site, said McBride.
As for other district land, McBride said officials are considering leasing the former Adelante campus to Menlo Church and the former Orion campus to the Creative Learning Center, a service provider for students with special needs headquartered in Los Altos. The two initiatives are expected to generate about $2.1 million for the district, said McBride.
RCSD has also applied to the California Department of Education for a waiver of Code sections involving the lease of those properties. If approved, they will not be required to accept the highest bid. (Waiver # 20-5-2019)