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Prop G Update: April 23, 2014
Thank You, Voters!
Lindbergh Schools thanks all of our residents who voted “YES” on April 8 in support of Prop G, a $34 million bond issue that will support a sixth elementary school at Dressel School and much needed growth-related improvements at Lindbergh High School.
We are committed to keeping our parents and community informed as we make progress toward these goals, and updates will be available at go.lindberghschools.ws/propg.
As a result of rapid student growth occurring at the elementary level, we are putting forth every effort to fast track the construction of a new 650-student Dressel and open that new elementary school in fall 2017.
The first step toward reaching that goal is now under way. Administrators have already begun meeting with architects to design the building, and toward the end of 2014 we will work to secure permits to begin construction.
An official groundbreaking at Dressel is planned for spring 2015. The current Dressel building will remain standing for the time being, providing much needed space for ancillary programs such as LEAP, part-day ECE, Parents as Teachers, LAA and the Lindbergh Activities Office.
Lindbergh High School improvements are scheduled to begin in summer 2015, and we will keep you posted as progress is made on those projects as well.
Plans are in place to address growth in the three years leading up to Dressel’s completion, and your child’s principal will keep you updated as we do our best to make room for the many new students who move into our district.
Will our schools be crowded in the meantime? Yes, but only temporarily, thanks to our community’s widespread support for expansion through Prop G.
When Dressel Elementary School opens in fall 2017, it will require us to move students from other elementary schools into the new building. This will ultimately affect boundaries for all six elementary buildings.
Lindbergh has a strong history of seeking community feedback during redistricting processes, and this will be no exception. We will work together to ensure that the final result creates neighborhood schools that best serve our families.