Stevenson Elementary

2020-21 Construction Projects

(Funded by Measure T)

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Click here for a postcard describing Stevenson's projects
Click here for a postcard describing Stevenson'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
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.

Bipolar ionization, a new technology, is another safety measure MVWSD plans to add to its upgraded HVAC system. Bi-polar ionization installation was originally planned for 2021-2022. Due to it being new technology, first, we will test its efficacy and safety before full installation. The District will pilot a test of a Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) bi-polar ionization system and conduct an independent test of the air quality in a district classroom in comparison to a standard classroom. At the same time, we'll continue to research best practices to address not only COVID 19 but also maintain safe air quality in our schools during fire season. The results of the testing and the data from all solutions will be reported to the Board in August 2021.
 
Security
Improving 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 Summer 2021.

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. 

Theuerkauf/Stevenson perimeter fencing map (user friendly)
Click here for community meeting presentation

Stevenson will get new gates for existing fence line at the field on Montecito.  Theuerkauf will get new gates near the preschool and near the tennis courts.
Click here for perimeter fencing concerns and answers

Solar
Stevenson will get solar arrays on the blacktop. Not only will these structures support solar panels to save the district $600,000 annually in electrical costs, they will provide much-needed shade. Some non-heritage trees will have to be removed to make way for the arrays, but MVWSD will replant two native trees for every one removed.
Project start: Summer 2021. Click for map of solar areas. 

Lighting
New lights and/or bollard style light posts to illuminate pedestrians’ path of travel between campus and parking lots. Areas of need 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. Project start: Fall 2021

Additional Storage
New approximately 400-square foot sheds/storage areas are in design currently. The intent is to match adjacent buildings. 

2017-19 New Campus Project

(18-month project funded by Measure G)

Click here for the summer construction postcard update, May 2018 (en español)

Construction on the play structure additions is complete. 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.

Stevenson projects included a new multi-use room, new library converted from the existing Board Room, new wings of classrooms, and new administrative offices.

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Construction on the new Stevenson campus began in September 2017 and continued through winter 2019. The school and library were completed in August 2018, and the multi-use room in March 2019.

Stevenson Dedication- August 2018

Stevenson dedication postcard, English
link to dedication postcard, Stevenson, English

Stevenson dedication postcard, Spanish
link to dedication postcard, Stevenson, Spanish

Summer 2018
Construction of the new District Office building and Preschool (currently housed in portables at Slater) began. Stevenson classrooms moved to their new, permanent school in the summer. The District Office will move to the temporary multi-use housing behind its former location, and demolition of the current District Office and construction of the new will begin in August. 

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. 

Summer 2017:
The District completed site grading and classroom portables placement in Summer 2017. It installed a 20+ room multi-use, transitional housing that was used temporarily by Stevenson.

Additionally, the District added a pedestrian path at the back of the campus from Montecito to Theuerkauf.

Construction timeline
Stev Preschool DO construction chart

Click here for the Fall 2017 construction update postcard, Sept. 2017 (en español)

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


Phase 1 

Phase 2

Site plan for District office and stevenson


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