Graham Middle construction

2020-21 Construction Projects

(Funded by Measure T)

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Click here for a postcard describing Graham's projects
Click here for a postcard describing Graham'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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Solar
Graham's solar arrays near the blacktop/track and parking areas 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. Some non-heritage trees were removed to make way for the arrays, but MVWSD will replant two native trees for every one removed.

Project start: Summer 2021. Click here for a map of the solar areas.  

Lighting
The campus will get new lights and/or bollard style light posts to illuminate pedestrians’ path of travel between campus and parking lots, as determined by photometric 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

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.

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. 

Graham will get new ornamental gates at the Castro entrances to campus on either side of the library, as well as gates at the auditorium entrance and from the side parking lot near building 11. New six- foot chain-link fence between the sports pavilion parking lot, track and school.

Click here for the perimeter fencing map (user friendly)
 Click here for the Graham Community Meeting Presentation 
Click here for perimeter fencing concerns and answers

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

2016-19 New Innovation Center, Auditorium, Classroom Renovations

(Funded by Measure G)

Summer 2019 
District-owned portable classrooms were refreshed in summer 2019,  meaning they have new paint, carpet and whiteboards.
The school has 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.

Completed: Graham Middle School Innovation Center and Graham Middle Auditorium

Summer 2018:
* Track and field were closed for scheduled maintenance work on the field by the City of Mountain View.
* Improvements and renovations on the courtyard near the auditorium entrance, including outdoor seating.

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