School Modernization Projects and California Clean Energy Act Update
(Last Updated: February 2019)
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 2 of projects will begin in the summer of 2019. Some projects scheduled to begin include:
Windmill Springs School Modernization
This project began in December of 2018 with four interim housing portables being placed at the school site until the program is complete. It is anticipated to be completed in August 2019. The project will include classrooms, front parking lot improvements, redesign of the kitchen, front office modernization, and playground structure upgrades. Estimated Cost: $10 million (Measure H funding)
Lairon College Prep. Academy Improvements
This project began in December of 2018 and is anticipated to be completed in August of 2019. The project will include complete classroom modernization (i.e. lighting, painting, teaching walls, HVAC, etc.). Estimated Cost: $11 million (Measure H funding)
Kennedy Elementary School Improvements
The completion of Kennedy Elementary school improvements included a new shade structure, 1 additional bathroom, new play structure, new fencing, new play field renovation, 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)
Santee Elementary School Improvements
This project began in June of 2018 and was completed in August of 2018. The improvements included a new lunch pavilion, a Kindergarten shade structure, a new basketball court, new pick up and drop off area for student safety, and the expansion of the front office. Estimated Cost: $3.4 million (Measure H funding)
California Clean Energy Act Prop. 39
The Franklin-McKinley School District was awarded an additional $600,000 in funding which will support a phase 2 project at Bridges Academy, ACE Charter, and Cornerstone Charter that will improve energy efficiency and expand clean energy generation in schools. This funding will be distributed over the next year. We have received funding to retrofit lighting at the 3 sites.