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$114 million in upgrades begin at Truckee-area schools

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From left, TTUSD Superintedent Rob Leri; Kim Szczurek, board president; Randy Hill, board clerk; Dee Dee Driller, board member; and Gaylan Larson, board member, officially break ground on Measure U projects at the June 17 ceremony near Truckee High School.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Since the adoption last November of Measure U, a bond to fund facility upgrades for Truckee school sites, the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District has been moving forward on the project upgrades.

On June 17, TTUSD hosted a Measure U groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the start of construction. Below is a list of Measure U projects currently underway:

Phase 1 Glenshire Elementary Upgrade, which includes parking lot and safety and security upgrades, a new bus drop-off area and relocating two portables.

Phase 1 Truckee High Upgrade, which includes installing a new synthetic track and upgrading ADA access between Truckee High and the athletic fields.

Sierra High School Upgrade, which includes painting the interior and exterior of building, updating the technology infrastructure, and upgrading ADA access to Donner Pass Road and to the athletic fields.

Design is under way for the Truckee Elementary School Facility Upgrade Project.

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Safety is a top priority for the school district, and during construction, which started Monday, July 6, there will be no access to the soccer field, baseball field, softball field and track at Truckee High.

Beginning Aug. 8, there will be foot traffic access from Truckee High to the west end of the football field.

Also, due to the construction of a new synthetic track, sidewalks and roadway at Truckee High and Sierra High, there will be limited road access.

Beginning July 6, and throughout construction, detours will be set up to access TTUSD's main district office, the KidZone Museum and the Family Resource Center.

This article was submitted by the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Visit ttusd.org to learn more.

More online

Visit tinyurl.com/po8n7fr to view a full preliminary timeline for projects to be funded by the $114 million Measure U (Truckee-area schools) and $62 million Measure E (lakeside schools).