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Board Briefs for Special Board Meeting on Monday, November 28, 2016

The Board of Trustees held a Special Board Meeting on Monday, November 28, 2016.

 

Measure M 

The Board of Trustees held a special meeting to review and discuss Board priorities and implementation strategies of the proceeds from these bond sales.

The project list for Measure M: "To update schools and provide access for students with disabilities, remove lead paint/asbestos, fix leaky roofs, update classrooms, libraries, labs/facilities to meet current earthquake, fire/safety codes, replace old portable classrooms, upgrade science labs, shall Burlingame Elementary School District issue $56,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates, that cannot be taken by the State, to renovate, construct/acquire local neighborhood schools, sites, equipment/facilities, with independent audits, citizens' oversight, no money for administrators, all money staying local?"

The Board reviewed the Master Plan Priorities:
Community ~ Promote healthy connections that champion the rich culture already in place in Burlingame.
Safety ~ Ensure safe and secure environments for students and staff.
Innovation ~ Develop the inspirational facilities that prepare students to identify issues, and develop techniques for problem solving in the future.
Flexibility ~ Be flexible and agile by providing 21st Century technology-rich environments able to evolve with the teaching and learning needs of tomorrow's students.
Responsibility ~ Model good stewardship through respect of the natural environment, fiscal assets, and social network to maximize resources dedicated to the classroom.

The Board identified the following as important items to consider and asked staff to bring back at a January Board meeting associated project costs.

These are listed in no particular order 

  • Replacing portables

  • Technology

  • Turf replacement at Franklin and BIS

  • Solar loan buyout

  • To finish secure visitor entrances at elementary schools

  • Completion of BIS (quad and other modernization)

  • Irrigation/Landscape (updating old galvanized and leaking irrigation as well as making landscaping drought resistant)

The Board discussed possible Measure M projects in length and appreciated the feedback from the public. We look forward to another positive discussion in January when staff will bring forward more detailed information. 

 

The agenda and supporting documents for all meetings are posted on the district web page.  

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