Construction contractors and trades people interested in becoming eligible to work on Measure K school building and renovation projects are invited to an outreach fair hosted by the Long Beach Unified School District on Thursday, March 17.
The event is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McBride High School lecture hall, 7025 E. Parkcrest St, Long Beach. Free parking is available in the school parking lot.
Participants will have an opportunity to talk with planning managers regarding 12 upcoming renovation and new construction projects planned for this summer.
“Our goal is to make sure local people in construction trades are aware of the project opportunities we have coming up in the next several months,” LBUSD Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser said.
Measure K is a $1.2 billion school improvement bond measure that was approved by 71 percent of local voters in 2008.
Since then, LBUSD has used bond funds to build and open two new schools: Nelson Academy in Signal Hill and McBride High School in Long Beach, and to completely rebuild two more: Newcomb Academy and Roosevelt Elementary School, both in Long Beach.
A new swimming pool at Cabrillo High School was completed in 2013. Several other major projects, including the new Browning High School and major renovations at Jordan High School are in progress.
Measure K project priorities are determined by the Board of Education based on community input and staff recommendations. The list of all necessary renovations districtwide is estimated to cost $4 billion, so Measure K funds are being used to address the most pressing of these needs.
Announcements of upcoming bid opportunities are available. Or find the same web page by going to the A-Z Index at lbschools.net, then Measure K Bond Program > Consultants/Contractors. To be eligible to bid, firms must first download and complete a pre-qualification packet available on that web page. For further information, call the Measure K Office at 997-7550.