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Tahoe-Truckee school district unveils prelim timeline for $176M in upgrades

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This rendering shows what Tahoe Lake Elementary School will look like once upgrades are finished, planned for August 2019.
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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — With Measures U and E — the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District capital upgrade bonds — approved by local voters, officials are preparing for design and construction.

In the next 60 days, the school board will be forming an Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. Applications will be available at the district office and online in January; interested parties are encouraged to apply.

Below is 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), as provided Monday by the district.

Visit ttusd.org for detailed information on the implementation plan:

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READ MORE: Last week, Tahoe-Truckee school officials thanked residents for voting to adopt Measures U and E, and began firming start dates for upgrades.

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Truckee High: New construction to replace the modular classroom buildings, new library, modernize existing buildings, new parking lot, upgrade roofs for snow loads, enhance front facade, upgrade building infrastructure, new science labs, new elective space, modernize theater, reconfigure performing arts areas, enhance girls locker room, fire alarm upgrades, flexible furniture, and classroom technology improvements.

Design: January 2015 – October 2016.

Agency Approval: October 2016 – June 2017.

Construction: June 2017 – February 2020.

Truckee Elementary: New construction to replace the modular classroom buildings, new library, new parking lot, modernize existing buildings, food service improvements, upgrade building infrastructure, play area, new hard courts, new play field, fencing, new hands-on science lab, science greenhouse, security and fire alarm upgrades, flexible furniture, and classroom technology improvements.

Design: April 2015 – May 2016.

Agency Approval: May 2016 – April 2017.

Construction: April 2018 – October 2020.

Glenshire Elementary: New parking lot and bus drop-off, relocate two modular buildings, renovation to improve security, roof repairs, campus quad, paint interior and exterior, science greenhouse, repair hard courts, fire alarm upgrade, exterior lighting, flexible furniture, and classroom technology improvements. Prepare plans for additional phase with potential of State modernization funding to replace modular buildings.

Design: January 2015 – April 2015.

Agency Approval: April 2015 – June 2015.

Construction: April 2015 – September 2015.

Donner Trail Elementary: Two new modular classrooms with restrooms, modernize classrooms, upgrade building systems, site utilities, exterior lighting, security and fire alarm, flexible furniture, and classroom technology improvements.

Timelines: To be determined.

Alder Creek Middle: Reconfigure parking lot, science greenhouse, flexible furniture, safety improvements, and classroom technology improvements.

Design: April 2015 – September 2015.

Agency Approval: September 2015 – May 2016.

Construction: May 2016 – October 2016.

Sierra Expedition Learning School: New parking lot and drop-off, paint interior, add sinks to classrooms, enhance lab casework, exterior lighting, fencing, add hard courts, flexible furniture, and classroom technology improvements.

Design: April 2015 – November 2015.

Agency Approval: December 2015 – June 2016.

Construction: July 2016 – November 2016.

Tahoe Lake Elementary: New construction to replace the modular classroom buildings, add new classrooms, modernize existing building, upgrade building infrastructure, site utilities, campus quad, science greenhouse, repair hard courts, new parking lot and drop off area, exterior lighting, fencing, security and fire alarm upgrades, flexible furniture, and classroom technology improvements.

Design: January 2015 – June 2016.

Agency Approval: June 2016 – May 2016.

Construction: April 2017 – August 2019.

Kings Beach Elementary: New construction to replace the modular classroom buildings, add new classrooms, new library, modernize existing building, upgrade building infrastructure, science greenhouse, new parking lot and drop off area, kindergarten play area, new and repair hard courts, security and fire alarm upgrades, flexible furniture, and classroom technology improvements.

Design: January 2014 – April 2016.

Agency Approval: April 2016 – March 2017.

Construction: February 2018 – March 2020.

North Tahoe School and North Tahoe High: New construction for band rooms and theater support space, science greenhouse, science/art/robotics lab, enhance cafeteria, upgrade security system, exterior lighting flexible furniture, and classroom technology improvements.

Design: October 2018 – July 2019.

Agency Approval: July 2019 – May 2020.

Construction: September 2020 – 2021.

Cold Stream Alternative: Classroom technology improvements and paint building exterior.

Design: January 2015 – April 2015.

Agency Approval: April 2015 – June 2015.

Construction: June 2015 – December 2015.

Sierra Continuation High: Paint interior and exterior, new parking lot and drop-off, security system, flexible furniture, and classroom technology improvements.

Design: January 2015 – April 2015.

Agency Approval: April 2015 – June 2015.

Construction: June 2015 – December 2015.

Maintenance and Operations/Warehouse: New construction of maintenance/warehouse facility.

Design: January 2015 – July 2015.

Agency Approval: July 2015 – February 2016.

Construction: May 2016 – June 2017.

Quick Start Projects: Includes fire and security system upgrades, greenhouses and technology/furniture upgrades at select sites, among other projects at specific locations.

Design: January 2015 – April 2015.

Agency Approval: April 2015 – June 2015.

Construction: June 2015 – December 2015 (most work will be completed in summer of 2015).