The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees Sept. 12 approved an architect’s plans for new classrooms at Los Altos and Mountain View high schools.
The classroom additions are among the construction projects funded by the 2010 $41.3 million Measure A bond.
The new construction will include 12 new classrooms at each school site.
The project manager can now solicit a bid for construction of the classrooms and renovations needed for existing classrooms, said Joe White, associate superintendent for business services. He said the district wants to combine the remaining projects in one bid to take advantage of the economic downturn.
At Los Altos High, plans include a two-story building that will house nine general-education classrooms, two art rooms and an additional to-be-determined classroom space. White said the building would be located directly behind the current weight room, adjacent to the athletic fields.
Two single-story buildings will house Mountain View High’s new classrooms. The larger building will include a wing of nine general-education classrooms. The second building will comprise three science classrooms (an earth science and two physics classes), including prep space for the science classes. The new row of classes will stand along Bryant Avenue next to the current Wing 100.
The existing art classrooms at Los Altos High, which will be replaced in the new buildings, will be repurposed to serve as chemistry and biology classroom space. The existing physics classrooms at Mountain View High, scheduled to be replaced and updated in the new buildings, will be renovated as chemistry and biology classrooms.
Construction will occur in phases, according to White. The building of the new classrooms is the first priority, with renovation of the older classrooms to follow.
White said the district is moving toward an April start date of construction, with completion in time for the 2013-2014 school year. At that time, the classroom renovations will take place. He said the entire project should be finished no later than the start of the 2014-2015 school year.
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