Theuerkauf Elementary construction

2022 Construction Projects

Theuerkauf construction project postcard
Click here for a postcard describing Theuerkauf's projects (English)
Click here for a postcard describing Theuerkauf's projects (Spanish)

Solar
Solar panels will be installed in arrays on rooftops and on a structure that will shade the blacktop play area and eating areas.  Solar panels to save the district $600,000 annually in electrical costs.

HVAC
Aging HVAC units will be replaced. The existing HVAC system has already been updated to include MERV-13 filters, which is the highest-grade filter available for our units.

Electrical
The main electrical switchgear will be replaced as part of the school's electrical upgrade. Campus will be without power during this work.

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 limit points of entry during school hours and 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.

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. 

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.

2020-21 Construction Projects

(Funded by Measure T)

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Click here for a postcard describing Theuerkauf's projects
Click here for a postcard describing Theuerkauf'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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Security
Improvements to perimeter fencing and additional gates to completely enclose campus and fields in order to secure campuses and make COVID screening more efficient are almost complete. Fencing and gates are 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
Theuerkauf will get new gates near the preschool and near the tennis courts.  Stevenson will get new gates for existing fence line at the field on Montecito. 
Perimeter fencing concerns and answers

Paving Project
Parking lots and playground will be fenced off and inaccessible to staff and students during this time. Construction will take place from June to August 2021.

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.

Replacement and improvements of HVAC equipment is scheduled for Summer 2022 in mechanical closets and in classrooms, offices, MUR across the campus. 

Solar
Theuerkauf will get solar in 2022. 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.

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

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.

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

2017-19 Classroom Refresh and Multi-Use Room Renovation

(Funded by Measure G)

After community meetings, the Board of Trustees approved a plan in June 2016 to encompass construction of Stevenson, Theuerkauf and rebuilding of the District Office.

Summer 2019 
The multi-use room construction was complete in December 2019.  

District-owned portable classrooms were refreshed the summer of 2019,  meaning they got 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.

Summer 2018
Click here for the summer construction postcard update, May 2018 (en español)
Theuerkauf’s modernized classrooms, administrative offices and library were ready in August 2018. 

In mid-May, storage containers arrived and placed in the front parking lot. These containers housed classrooms materials and furnishings during the modernization of all classrooms and office area renovations. 

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. The results will be amazing. There will be new and updated classrooms, libraries and MURs. However, construction requires extra accommodations. We appreciate your support and understanding as we take one step closer to improving each of our schools for our students, staff and community.

Completed
In Summer 2017, the District completed a pedestrian path at the back of the campus from Montecito to Theuerkauf.

Construction timeline
Theuerauf construction chart

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

What each phase will look like 
Phase 1

Phase 2

Stevenson, District Office site plan


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