Bubb Elementary construction

2022 Construction Projects

Bubb construction postcard graphic
Click here for a postcard describing Bubb's projects (English)
Click here for a postcard describing Bubb's projects (Spanish)

Locks
Last year, new fencing and gates were added in order to completely enclose campus and to match existing fencing. This summer, pending material availability, a lock management system will be added to the gates. With the installation of the automatic locking/unlocking gates, the public will continue to have access to fields in the evenings and on weekends. The purpose of the perimeter controls is to secure campuses during school hours when students are present. Additionally, this winter, staff members will be able to access classrooms and offices using key cards, instead of keys.

Portables
Completed in Summer 2022
All brown portables installed during past construction will be removed. 

Asphalt resurfacing
Completed in Summer 2022
Due to wear and tear exposing unsafe cracks, the existing blacktop playground will be resurfaced and striped.  The asphalt between classroom wings will be resealed. The school's blacktop areas will be off-limits for 30 days.

HVAC
Pending availability of materials HVAC will be replaced in the Library. The existing HVAC system has already been updated to include MERV-13 filters, which is the highest-grade filter available for our units.
Update Sept 2022: This project is currently out to bid and anticipated to start onsite construction work in Spring 2023.

Lighting
New lights and/or bollard style light posts will be installed to illuminate pedestrians’ path of travel between campus and parking lots. The light locations were determined by photometric survey data. This additional lighting is an important safety measure for staff members and guests using the campus in the evenings and winter late afternoons. 

Update Sept 2022
All light pole bases have been poured and underground utilities installed. Due to supply chain issues, light posts are scheduled to arrive in mid October and will be installed upon arrival.

Security Cameras
Security cameras in public areas will be installed at all school sites as a way to increase safety for students and staff members by deterring misconduct and preventing vandalism. Members of the schools’ communities were engaged in a series of feedback meetings in Winter 2022.

Update Sept 2022

Camera mounts have been installed and electrical conduit installation is ongoing after hours. System anticipated to be operational in October 2022.

2020-21 Construction Projects

(Funded by Measure T)

postcard graphic
Click here for a postcard describing Bubb's projects
Click here for a postcard describing Bubb's projects (Spanish/español)

Measure T, the $259 million bond issue passed in 2020, included plans for a variety of projects that will increase safety, efficiency and provide for short-term growth at our schools. 

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HVAC
Replacement and improvements of HVAC equipment was completed this summer in mechanical closets and in classrooms, offices, MUR across the campus. Our schools’ HVAC systems have been updated to include MERV-13 filters, which is the highest-grade filter available for our units, or air purifiers with filtration ratings at least as high as the MERV-13.   Additionally dampers on all of our units are open to full capacity and will pull in outside air.

Solar
Two solar arrays near the playground structures are almost complete. Not only will these structures support solar panels to save the district $600,000 annually in electrical costs, they will provide much-needed shade. Project start: Summer 2021.
Click here for a solar project map

Lighting
New lights and/or bollard style light posts to illuminate pedestrians’ path of travel between campus and parking lots will be added. The areas of need are determined by photometric data. The project includes refinements made as a result of feedback from residents during community meetings and Board of Trustees meetings.  This additional lighting is an important safety measure for staff members and guests using the campus in the evenings and winter late afternoons. Project start: Fall 2021

Security cameras 
One of the projects identified in the Mountain View Whisman School District's Master Facility Plan and the Measure T Bond was the need for security cameras in public areas at all school sites as a way to increase safety for students and staff members by deterring misconduct and preventing vandalism. Members of the schools’ communities will engage in a series of feedback meetings through Jan. 2022 before the plan for security cameras is finalized.
 
Security/Perimeter Fencing
Click here for the fencing map

MVWSD is planning improvements to perimeter fencing and adding gates to completely enclose campus and fields in order to secure campuses and make COVID screening more efficient. Fencing and gates would be ornamental metal to match existing at campus frontage and 6’ high chain link fencing and gates at property lines and back of campus. 

The purpose of fencing is to control points of entry during school hours. It’s important to note that the public will have access to fields outside school hours. The intention is to secure campuses when students are present, and have gates open through a lock management system in the evenings and on weekends.

Bubb's plans include a new 6 foot metal ornamental fencing around the library building, new gate at the office entrance, and 6 foot metal fencing at the end of classroom wings near the parking lot and down the side of the school to Barbara Avenue. Project work underway in Summer 2021.

Fencing - January meeting

There was an additional meeting for our school community and neighbors on January 13th. Please click here for the results of the online exchange of ideas during the meeting.   MVWSD wants to make sure we have heard all of the considerations so that we can further improve the proposed plan and build consensus around a design that works for stakeholder groups. 

Fencing Resources

Bubb Community Meeting Presentation
Click here for perimeter fencing concerns and answers

fence postcard graphic
Click here for the notification postcard sent to neighbors in December (English)
Click here for the notification postcard (Spanish/Español)

Window Replacement
The District will replace existing, older single pane windows at Bubb in 2023.

2017-19 Classroom Modernization and a New Multi-Use Room

(18-month project funded by Measure G)

Summer 2019
Accessible ramps were installed at classroom doors. District-owned portable classrooms were refreshed,  meaning they will got new paint, carpet and whiteboards. Unused, leased portable classrooms will shuttered, and removal of these portables happened in summer 2020.

The school got a new sign in the front. 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.

January 2019
The conversion of the old multi-use room to library and special education rooms was completed. 

 

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 happened in 2018.  Containers to house classroom furnishings and materials during the summer were delivered in mid May and placed in the side parking lot. 

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



Bibb summer 2017 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. Click here for the summer construction postcard update, May 12, 2017 (en español) What each phase will look like (click to enlarge) Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3

 

Bubb construction phase plan


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