School Modernization Projects and California Clean Energy Act Update
(Last Updated: November 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.
New Speed Bumps: Between the fall of 2019 and Spring of 2020, all schools in Franklin-McKinley School District will have speed bumps added to their parking lots for added safety. Estimated Cost: $500,000 (Measure H funding).
New Hydration Stations: During the 2019-2020 school year, Lairon College Prep. Academy, Shirakawa School and Windmill Springs School received hydration stations for students and staff to refill their water bottles. Currently we have 6 pending schools for hydration stations which include Stonegate School, G.W. Hellyer Elementary School, Bridges Academy, McKinley Elementary, Jeanne R. Meadows Elementary, and Ramblewood Elementary. These hydration stations are funded by the Tap Water Watch grant. All other schools not listed have received funding from FIRST 5 of Santa Clara County to install hydration stations (i.e. Sylvandale Middle School, Santee Elementary, Kennedy Elementary, Dahl Elementary, Franklin School, Los Arboles Literacy & Technology Academy).
New Perimeter Fencing at Shirakawa School: For the increased safety of students and staff at Shirakawa School, a new perimeter fence was added along the creek behind the school. Estimated Cost: $640,000 (Measure H funding).
New Intruder Function Locks: These locks will be installed on all classroom doors in the school district for added safety. Estimated Cost: $203,000 (Measure H Funding).
Emergency Window & Wall Replacements: Due to water damage, several classroom and administration buildings at Sylvandale Middle School are being replaced in phases. This includes new walls and windows to be replaced between now and the spring of 2020. Estimated Cost: $2.1 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.