Monta Loma Elementary construction

2020 Solar and Perimeter Fence projects

(Funded by Measure T)

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. 

Plans include 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 construction timeline for this project is estimated to be October-January. 

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. 

Monta Loma's plans include a new six-foot metal ornamental metal fence and gates between the office building and the MUR, between the MUR and kinder classroom wing, and on the back side of the school near staff parking. The addition of fencing and gates running from the play area in the back of the school around the perimeter of the field and connected to the kinder wing.

Working group

MVWSD will create a working group for the Monta Loma neighborhood to make sure we have heard all of the considerations, review the proposed plan and build consensus around a design that works for stakeholder groups. This working group will be composed of a total of 9 members; representatives of the community, school staff, parents, and City of Mountain View.  

If you would like to represent your community in this group, please apply here by January 11. Applications will be reviewed by the District Advisory Committee; a group of MVWSD parents.


Click here for the perimeter fencing map (user friendly) Option 1
Click here for the perimeter fencing map (user friendly) Option 2
Click here for Monta Loma field entrance renderings

Monta Loma Community Meeting Fencing 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)

Replacement and improvements of HVAC equipment is scheduled. HVAC filter replacements have been completed, and accordance with the CDC and County guidelines, will increase airflow and filtration reduce the chance of coronavirus spread. 

At the June 14, 2018 meeting the Board gave direction to continue with the concept of solar panels in MVWSD. In May 2020, the district got feedback on the design and placement of the solar arrays. The District is currently working with Engie and Sage on contract revisions and hopes to bring a contract to the board in October 2020.

New light standards and/or bollard style light post to illuminate path of travel to/from campus and parking lots.

Window Replacement
The District will replace existing, older single pane windows at Monta Loma. 

2017-18 Classroom Renovations, Kitchen, Roofing

(Funded by Measure G)

Summer 2019 
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.


• Expansion of Multi-Use Room
• Classrooms modernization
• Kitchen renovations
• Roofing and renovation of the staff and office areas was completed
Timing: June 2017- August 2018

The expansion of the MUR, including improvements to food service and increased storage capacity, allows for 225 students to eat or 450 students to attend assemblies at one time. 

In summer 2018, crews demolished two pods, remodeled student restrooms, added two portable buildings, and installed a new fire loop.

Classrooms were modernized with technology upgrades, new teaching walls, and fire alarm replacements. All classrooms received new paint, floor tiles, and/or carpeting. Sliding glass doors were replaced with a wall of windows. Some restrooms were upgraded to improve accessibility. The parking lots and student drop off zone also were improved, including an expanded bus loop.

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. With construction comes frustrations and inconveniences. 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)

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