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School upgrade projects continue at Glenshire El, Truckee High

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Crews have been working for weeks on upgrades at Glenshire Elementary.
Courtesy TTUSD |

Following the adoption last fall by local voters of Measures E and U, the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District began working on their facility upgrade projects.

Measure E (bond for the lakeside schools) and Measure U (bond for the Truckee schools) are funding the upgrades.

The school district identified “quick start” projects that could be completed in 2015. These projects are currently under way, and most will be completed this summer before school starts.

The larger projects, for both Measures E and U, are in the planning and design phase.

The district created web pages for the bond projects, with detail project information and timelines to keep the public informed.

Community members can visit http://www.ttusd.org and click on the bond projects link from the TTUSD home page.

A complete project list, a list of the quick start projects, and bond project information sheets by school site are available on their website.

Currently, construction at three of TTUSD’s Truckee school sites is limiting road access at these sites. The projects are:

• Parking lot and safety and security upgrades at Glenshire Elementary. Access to Glenshire Elementary is closed until Aug. 21.

• Installation of a new synthetic track, the upgrade of ADA access between Truckee High and the athletic fields, and the addition of a bathroom building at Truckee High. There is no access to Truckee High’s soccer field, baseball field, softball field, or track.

• The upgrade of ADA access to Donner Pass Road and the athletic fields, and a new parking lot and drop off area at Sierra High. Access to Sierra High is closed until late August.

Further, there is limited road access to TTUSD’s main district office on Donner Pass Road in Truckee, and detours are set up to access TTUSD’s main district office, the KidZone Museum and the Family Resource Center.

For more information on the Measure U and Measure E projects, visit http://www.ttusd.org and click on bond projects.

This article was submitted by the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.