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By Angela Hokanson | December 12, 2007
GLENDALE — Portable classrooms will return to Crescenta Valley High School in the spring, this time to house students while construction defects that have caused leaks in several buildings are repaired. Board members discussed the plan to bring back the classrooms during a meeting Tuesday in which they voiced frustration over an allegedly botched construction job during a $40-million modernization project that was completed in 2002. The portable classrooms will be similar to the ones used while undergoing the original project, officials said.
NEWS
August 18, 2001
Alex Coolman SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- It's a slim stretch of road that's scarcely used except by an occasional motorist taking a shortcut. And if the City Council agrees with staff recommendations Tuesday, Forest Avenue is going to stay narrow, with most of what had been the public right of way given over to Cerritos Elementary. Cerritos has actually been using part of Forest Avenue for more than a year. Portable classrooms, in a fenced-off section at the south end of the school, occupy about 30 feet of what had once been a 70-foot right-of-way.
NEWS
July 31, 2001
Alecia Foster SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- Several former students watched in 2000 as the old Cerritos Elementary School building was demolished. "Some cried," Principal Kim Bishop remembered. "I think it had a lot of memories for many people." In its place, however, a bigger and better school building is emerging, despite recent problems that caused construction to fall seven months behind schedule. The steel contractor on the project had experience financial problems, causing shipments of steel to the site to be delayed, said Richard White, administrator of planning, development and facilities.
NEWS
October 5, 2002
Gary Moskowitz Students and faculty at Balboa Elementary School saw pieces of their new, temporary digs Friday as a line of flatbed trucks delivered a new shipment of portable classrooms to the school. Three of eight "modular" classrooms and one restroom facility were delivered Friday and the other five will be delivered today. The units -- some temporary, some permanent -- will be placed in an area that used to be the school's softball field. The nine units -- which cost about $5,000 each -- will house eight classrooms at a time while modernization and renovations take place in the main building.
NEWS
October 6, 2000
Though I am not an elementary school parent, I am a Glendale Unified School District parent. I felt compelled to respond to your attack on GUSD regarding 14 students at Lincoln Elementary School being " turned away" the first day of school ("14 Lincoln students must find new school," Sept. 9). You lambasted the district for poor planning. First of all, schools have only so many classrooms, it takes months to order and install portable classrooms.
NEWS
March 20, 2008
? The school board approved a contract extension for Supt. Michael Escalante. ? WHAT IT MEANS Escalante?s contract was extended from April 1 through March 31, 2012. The school board continued its discussion on setting its board priorities for the 2008-09 school year. The board members talked about revising both the overview of the priorities document as well as some of the specific wording of each of the four priorities established for the 2007-08 school year.
NEWS
July 3, 2003
Remember when you were a kid, and your parents finally traded in the car your family had had for years for a new one? The old car had its advantages -- it was familiar, broken in, part of the family -- but there was just something about getting a new car (even a new used car) that held promise, be it because of a bigger engine, more room or nicer accouterments. Remembering that, imagine how Edison Elementary School staff and students feel today. They've traded in their beloved, but beaten, 1926 jalopy of a school -- the recipient of countless patching and add-on jobs over the past 74 years -- for a state-of-the-art 2003 showpiece.
NEWS
July 12, 2000
Alecia Foster LA CRESCENTA -- The second phase of a $45-million construction and modernization project at Crescenta Valley High School has begun. The second part of the three-phase project got underway in June, when Glendale Unified School District officials began accepting bids and arranging for temporary student housing. "Things are moving along well," said Steve Hodgson, assistant superintendent of business services for the Glendale Unified School District.
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By Mary O’Keefe | September 5, 2008
One week down, about 36 more to go. Crescenta Valley area students went back to school this week and according to the principals, things went smoothly. Clark Magnet High School’s buses rolled up New York Avenue full of students from all over the Glendale district. The school’s administrative secretary Barbara Melone guided the students as they exited the bus and walked to their classrooms. At Crescenta Valley High School, enrollment seemed to be a little higher than projected.
NEWS
January 10, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Principals at Toll Middle and Keppel Elementary schools have organized a town hall meeting later this month that will update neighbors and parents on how a combined $36-million modernization project at both schools will affect the community for the next three years. The meeting is open to the public and will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 21 in Toll's library. Fencing around both campuses is already up, and small construction crews are laying electrical wires for at least 14 portable classrooms that will be installed in the next few months.
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By Mary O’Keefe | September 5, 2008
One week down, about 36 more to go. Crescenta Valley area students went back to school this week and according to the principals, things went smoothly. Clark Magnet High School’s buses rolled up New York Avenue full of students from all over the Glendale district. The school’s administrative secretary Barbara Melone guided the students as they exited the bus and walked to their classrooms. At Crescenta Valley High School, enrollment seemed to be a little higher than projected.
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By Mary O’Keefe | April 18, 2008
Over spring break Mobile Modular delivered and positioned temporary classrooms in the teachers’ parking lot at Crescenta Valley High School, necessitated by extensive damage to buildings during heavy rains in 2004-05. In a recent walk-through with architect Jim McGregor, two Crescenta Valley High School parking lots were mapped out as the locations for the temporary classrooms. McGregor, with the architectural firm PSWC Group, was joined by contractors for the classroom project.
NEWS
March 20, 2008
? The school board approved a contract extension for Supt. Michael Escalante. ? WHAT IT MEANS Escalante?s contract was extended from April 1 through March 31, 2012. The school board continued its discussion on setting its board priorities for the 2008-09 school year. The board members talked about revising both the overview of the priorities document as well as some of the specific wording of each of the four priorities established for the 2007-08 school year.
NEWS
By Angela Hokanson | December 12, 2007
GLENDALE — Portable classrooms will return to Crescenta Valley High School in the spring, this time to house students while construction defects that have caused leaks in several buildings are repaired. Board members discussed the plan to bring back the classrooms during a meeting Tuesday in which they voiced frustration over an allegedly botched construction job during a $40-million modernization project that was completed in 2002. The portable classrooms will be similar to the ones used while undergoing the original project, officials said.
NEWS
October 23, 2004
Darleene Barrientos While most children count down the days to Christmas or summer vacation, 11-year-old Sarah Kamiya remembers eagerly anticipating the first day of school. That's because Sarah is a sixth-grade student at Cerritos Elementary School, 120 E. Cerritos Ave., which for the first time this year boasted of everything new -- new chairs, new floors, new windows and a new playground. "Our playground used to be called a 'postage stamp.
NEWS
July 3, 2003
Remember when you were a kid, and your parents finally traded in the car your family had had for years for a new one? The old car had its advantages -- it was familiar, broken in, part of the family -- but there was just something about getting a new car (even a new used car) that held promise, be it because of a bigger engine, more room or nicer accouterments. Remembering that, imagine how Edison Elementary School staff and students feel today. They've traded in their beloved, but beaten, 1926 jalopy of a school -- the recipient of countless patching and add-on jobs over the past 74 years -- for a state-of-the-art 2003 showpiece.
NEWS
January 10, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Principals at Toll Middle and Keppel Elementary schools have organized a town hall meeting later this month that will update neighbors and parents on how a combined $36-million modernization project at both schools will affect the community for the next three years. The meeting is open to the public and will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 21 in Toll's library. Fencing around both campuses is already up, and small construction crews are laying electrical wires for at least 14 portable classrooms that will be installed in the next few months.
NEWS
October 5, 2002
Gary Moskowitz Students and faculty at Balboa Elementary School saw pieces of their new, temporary digs Friday as a line of flatbed trucks delivered a new shipment of portable classrooms to the school. Three of eight "modular" classrooms and one restroom facility were delivered Friday and the other five will be delivered today. The units -- some temporary, some permanent -- will be placed in an area that used to be the school's softball field. The nine units -- which cost about $5,000 each -- will house eight classrooms at a time while modernization and renovations take place in the main building.
NEWS
August 18, 2001
Alex Coolman SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- It's a slim stretch of road that's scarcely used except by an occasional motorist taking a shortcut. And if the City Council agrees with staff recommendations Tuesday, Forest Avenue is going to stay narrow, with most of what had been the public right of way given over to Cerritos Elementary. Cerritos has actually been using part of Forest Avenue for more than a year. Portable classrooms, in a fenced-off section at the south end of the school, occupy about 30 feet of what had once been a 70-foot right-of-way.
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