School Modernization Projects and California Clean Energy Act Update
(Last Updated: January 2018)
On June 7, 2016, Measure H was approved with a 77% yes vote by the San Jose community. The Franklin-McKinley School District will receive 67.4 million in funds through a series of project phases to make necessary upgrades to school facilities.
Phase 1 of projects will begin in the summer of 2017. Some projects scheduled to begin include:
Franklin School Modernization
This project began in the spring of 2017 and is anticipated to be completed by August 2018. This project includes classroom interior finishes such as light fixture upgrades, paint, new carpeting, cabinetry, and new HVAC units. The school will also receive new wireless internet access points. Exterior upgrades include renovation of the multipurpose room, new administration building, 1 additional Kindergarten classroom, and the removal of portable classrooms to be replaced with permanent modular buildings. Estimated Cost: $22 million ($11 million Measure H and $11 million from Measure J)
Kennedy Elementary School Improvements
This project will include a new shade structure, 1 additional bathroom, new play structure, new fencing, and the relocation of portable classrooms. Expansion of Cornerstone Charter School which is located on the Kennedy Elementary School campus will include three additional classrooms and a staff parking lot. Estimated Cost: $2.1 million (Measure H funding)
Windmill Springs School Modernization
This project will begin in the summer of 2018 and is anticipated to be completed in August 2019. The first phase of projects will include classroom, parking lot, and playground structure upgrades. Estimated Cost: $5.1 million (Measure H funding)
The Franklin-McKinley School District was awarded approximately $4 million in funding through the California Clean Energy Act (Prop 39) which supports projects that improve energy efficiency and expand clean energy generation in schools. This funding will be distributed over the next 2 years. We have received funding to retrofit lighting at 7 sites which include Dahl Elementary, McKinley Elementary, Ramblewood Elementary, Shirakawa School, Stonegate School, Sylvandale Middle School, and the District Office. Retrofit lighting will include the upgrading to LED lights which will make our District’s lighting more energy efficient. Additionally, we received funding to upgrade our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units. These units have currently been in place for 15 years and will be upgraded at Los Arboles Literacy & Technology Academy, McKinley Elementary, Sylvandale Middle School, and Shirakawa School.