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Board Meeting Highlights - January 6, 2021
Posted 1/8/21

At its January 6th meeting, The FUSD Board of Education:

 

Received Future Return to In-Person Instruction Update – The Alameda County Office of Education and Alameda County Public Health continue to make adjustments to the guidance and regulations related to returning students to campus for in-person instruction and is now in the purple tier (as of Saturday, December 18, 2020), with the waiver process suspended. Furthermore, Alameda County remains under a revised stay at home order. The order does not impact school operations related to distance learning, meal pick up, or related work within FUSD, as all those are considered essential work within the current order. Staff presented information to the Board of Education at the December 16, 2020, Board of Education meeting and will continue to provide updates to the Board regarding any changes in regulations, development of comprehensive plans for a safe return to in-person instruction, and progress toward creating learning hubs for small stable cohorts to support the learning of identified students. 

 

Received Technology Advisory Committee Presentation – The Technology Advisory Committee has met monthly during the 2019-2020 school year, and into the 2020-2021 school year. This report provides information about the committee, topics discussed, and recommendations and actions taken.

Received Update on New Construction and Modernization Project at Hopkins Middle School – The project has been split up into four phases:

  • Interim Housing/Relocation of Portables has been approved by the Division of the State Architect (DSA).
  • Increment One for Site Work, Pad Prep, and Utilities has been approved by DSA.
  • Increment Two for Modernization of Existing Buildings was submitted to DSA in September and approval is expected in Spring 2021.
  • Increment Three for New Classroom Buildings and New Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) was submitted to DSA in September and approval is expected in Spring 2021.

The scope of work has been reviewed and coordinated with the school site staff and the District Facilities, Technology, and Maintenance and Operations staff. The color scheme presented has been reviewed and accepted by school site and staff recommends acceptance. Bidding is expected to take place in Spring 2021 after DSA approval of all phases. Construction is anticipated to begin with interim housing during Summer 2021 and conclude with completion of all new construction and modernization of existing buildings in Summer 2023. See presentation here.

 

Received Update on the New Construction and Modernization Project at Centerville Middle School – The project has been split up into three phases:

  • Phases 1 & 2 for Interim Housing and Modular Classrooms have been approved by the Division of the State Architect (DSA) and construction is underway. Construction is expected to be complete by Spring of 2021.

  • Phase 3 for New Construction and Modernization of Existing Buildings is under review with DSA. Comments have been received and are being addressed. DSA approval is currently expected by December 2020.

The scope of work has been reviewed and coordinated with the school site staff and the District Facilities, Technology, and Maintenance and Operations staff. The original schedule assumed approval of Phases 1 & 2 in March 2020. This would have enabled the interim housing and modular classrooms to be installed over the Summer of 2020. Due to impacts from Covid-19 the original review dates with DSA were delayed. This delay impacted the start of the installation of interim housing and therefore the start of the new construction. Due to the delays experienced by DSA, the revised project schedule is for the Fall 2023 conversion. Construction of Phase 3 is expected to start in Spring of 2021. Construction of the overall project will complete in Summer of 2023. See presentation here.

 

Received Presentation Update on Rix-Glankler Early Learning Center Project – The Rix-Glankler Early Learning Center Project is proceeding according to the original plan as it pertains to the timeline and budgets. Currently, the project was submitted to City of Fremont for review. Per City of Fremont’s review comments, there is an additional scope of work requested that required additional funding to the cost estimation. Staff and the consultant are providing the latest design progress to the Board for information. The attached presentation reflects the current design progress.

 

 

See Video of entire meeting here 

The Board’s next Regular Meeting (virtual) is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20th, 6:30pm (time subject to change)