Measure C projects beginning
Despite the pending litigation, Lake Tahoe Unified School District is moving forward with the first of its facility expansion and improvement projects funded by Bond Measure C – and another is expected to begin next week.
Preliminary site work for construction of a new 10,000-square-foot science wing at the South Tahoe Middle School started last week, according to Steve Morales, LTUSD facilities director.
“That (includes) installing underground utilities, grading and moving relocatable classrooms – any work that needs to be done before the construction begins,” he said.
Morales said pouring of the foundation for the project will likely begin in early August. When completed, the science wing will bring six new classrooms and two additional relocatable classrooms to South Tahoe Middle School.
The second project is a 3,000-square-foot expansion at the Mt. Tallac Continuation High School located on the South Tahoe High School campus.
Morales said construction at the Mt. Tallac Continuation High School won’t begin until the Office of Public School Construction, a state regulatory board, approves the school district’s plans, which he expects to come through next week.
The plans call for construction of a 1,500-square-foot building, a 960-square-foot relocatable classroom and additional rest room facility.
“There will be a lot of site work – paving, parking and on-site water treatment improvements,” Morales said.
The STMS science wing and the Mt. Tallac Continuation School will cost the school district $2,998,000 and $973,000, respectively. Funding for the projects comes from state bond money and the $17 million Bond Measure C which was passed in a May 4 special election.
The projects are scheduled to be completed by May 2000.
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