At a Wednesday workshop, officials from San Ramon Valley Unified School District reviewed a capital facilities needs assessment -- a list that may determine the future of a proposed bond measure.
"This gives us a good road map of what our district needs are, gives the board and principals and all our constituents an opportunity to look at priorities," said Assistant Superintendent Gary Black.
The capital facilities needs assessment lists 129 items, which include replacing classroom buildings, finishing master plans and projects eligible for state matching funds. At a total of $397,777,938, the projects have not been prioritized and will be used to determine what could be put on a school bond.
"It's going to be a very useful tool. Our Facilities Advisory Committee was…charged with looking at our facilities needs and making sure that we are doing good, long-range planning and good maintenance," Black said.
The most expensive item on the list is a new three-story building at San Ramon Valley High at approximately $24 million, followed by a $21 million renovation of Stone Valley Middle School. Other needs include several million dollars in recommended modernization upgrades to Charlotte Wood Middle School, Golden View Elementary and Montevideo Elementary School. The list also includes smaller, less than $1 million projects, including site improvements at Green Valley Elementary and Cal High, and parking and traffic improvements at Greenbrook Elementary.
The Board of Education made took no action during the workshop, but asked "all kinds of very good, hard questions," Black noted. The board will continue to look at the comprehensiveness of the list and what really needs to be included; all school principals will also have a chance to look at the list.
Community Relations Coordinator Terry Koehne said the board would likely not pursue a $400 million bond, and that discussion has been directed at a $260 million facilities bond. The Board of Education is still deciding whether to put forth a bond on the November ballot, and will likely discuss the list at its May 8 meeting.