Overcrowding Relief Grant Program Funding (ORG): This is a State program that provides 50% funding to enable districts to reduce the number of portable classrooms on overcrowded school sites and replace them with permanent classrooms. Those portables that are replaced with ORG funds must be removed from the eligible school site and from K-12 grade use, within six months after the date of initial occupancy of the permanent classrooms.
On August 20, 2014, the State provided funding for our Phase 1 projects. Staff is moving forward with conducting community meeting at these sites and will be awarding a Lease-Leaseback contract for this work. Phase 1 consists of Balboa, RD White & Verdugo Woodlands Elementary Schools.
On April 15, 2015, the State provided funding for our Phase 2 projects. On June 16, 2015, the Board approved a Lease-Leaseback contract for the work at Hoover and Glendale High Schools.
The remaining sites (Phase 3) will begin construction in early June 2016.