November 2016 - Measure X Bond Update
Our Measure X facilities bond was approved by voters in November 2015. In February 2016 the SMFCSD successfully sold the first half of these approved facility bonds so that the District could begin Phase I Projects. An architect pool was approved and the following architects were selected:
• Abbott Middle School selected Cody, Anderson, Wasney
• Borel Middle School selected CSDA Design Group
• Bayside STEM Academy selected Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA)
Site utility surveys and topographic surveys are being executed and design committees, which include parents and staff, are in full swing. Abbott and Borel Middle Schools are challenging sites for building a gym and classrooms due to the size, elevation and configuration of their sites and will require additional design time. The final product will be something that the community can be proud of and enjoy for many years. As designs are finalized, they will be shared via our district website.
We are very pleased to announce that the School Board of Trustees unanimously approved an agreement to purchase a fourth elementary school in Foster City on the Charter Square Shopping Center site. Community members clearly expressed their desire to see an additional elementary school built in Foster City by supporting the Measure X facilities bond. The District’s acquisition of a fourth school will provide additional classroom space to address anticipated increased enrollment at the District’s existing Foster City school campuses. The new campus site is located on the corner of Beach Park and Shell Boulevards — a prime location to add an elementary school.
The District held Community Information Meetings to engage community members, parents and staff in the design of the new school on the following dates:
• Wed. Nov. 16 at Audubon Elementary – 841 Gull Avenue, Foster City
• Tue. Nov. 29 at Foster City Elementary – 461 Beach Park Blvd, Foster City
• Wed. Nov. 30 at the SMFCSD District Office – 1170 Chess Drive, Foster City
We invite you to keep up with the latest San Mateo-Foster City news throughout the year by utilizing the District website. I also invite you to join Superintendent Rosas for coffee and conversation at an upcoming Coffee Chat. Come share your ideas and discuss the latest topics impacting SMFCSD and public education. All parents and community members are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!