Bubb Elementary construction

2020-21 Construction Projects

(Funded by Measure T)

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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 is scheduled 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.

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.
 
Solar
Bubb will get two solar arrays near the playground structures. 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/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

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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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