Landels Elementary construction

Summer 2019 
This summer, accessible ramps were installed at classroom doors.

District-owned portable classrooms were refreshed this summer,  meaning they will get new paint, carpet and whiteboards. Unused, leased portable classrooms will shuttered, and removal of these portables will happen in summer 2020.

The school will get a new sign in the front, likely by the end of August. This sign, paid for with Measure G funds, will include accurate school and district names. Funding for construction and capital improvements, like school signs, come from restricted funds that can be used only for that purpose. The District used an innovative approach to piggyback on existing, competitive local government contracts to lower the sign cost and expedite installation.

In summer 2020, construction will begin the the Landels’ inclusive playground, replacing the middle play structure. Landels Elementary received funding for an all-inclusive playgrounds from Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors to build an appropriate, inclusive play space for the medically fragile children who attend MVWSD. Truly inclusive playgrounds far surpass Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) minimum requirements, with smooth surfacing, and custom-designed climbing, sliding, swinging, and spinning zones that improve balance, spatial orientation, focus and motor skills. The design supports recreation and social interaction for people with autism, sensory challenges, cognitive, developmental and physical disabilities – as well as those without special needs.

January 2019
The conversion of the old MUR to library and special education rooms is complete. 

During Summer 2018
The classroom modernization, administration office reconfiguration, and expansion of one kindergarten classroom was completed by the end of summer 2018. The modernization and renovation of the existing multi-use room into the new library and two special education classrooms started in Summer 2018 and will be complete by winter 2018. 

Containers to house classroom furnishings and materials during the summer were delivered in mid May and placed on the blacktop at the back of the school. Improvements to the school parking lot also happened over the summer, with the goal of making traffic flow safer and more efficient.

Over the 2017-18 school year
Construction work was concentrated behind the fence on the MUR, which is set to be completed in June. Work was finished on the creation of the MUR site pad, digging of the footings, installation of foundations, and hanging of steel. 


Landels construction chart


As you know, the District has worked very hard over the years to do the work, funded by Measure G, to make facilities improvements and renovations at every school a reality. The results will be amazing. There will be new and updated classrooms, libraries and MURs. However, construction requires extra accommodations. We appreciate your support and understanding as we take one step closer to improving each of our schools for our students, staff and community.

Click here for the summer construction postcard update, May 12, 2017 (en español)

What each phase will look like (click to enlarge)

Landels phase map


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