Summary of Proposed Projects
The 69 schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District range in age from 37 to 89 years old. Garden Grove High School opened in 1921 and moved to its present location in 1923. The district’s newest campus, Northcutt Elementary School, opened in 1973.
By the end of the current school year, more than half of GGUSD schools will be in excess of 50 years old, thus lacking many of the amenities of recently constructed schools. The functional life expectancy of school facilities with good maintenance is 50 years.
In consultation with industry experts, the district conducted a comprehensive draft needs assessment to identify and prioritize the revitalization and modernization projects to be funded subject to voter approval of Measure A. The following is a general summary of those projects:
- Repair and replacement of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
- Renovation of restrooms and plumbing systems
- Installation or upgrade of electrical systems to safely accommodate computers, technology, and other electrical devices
- Repair and replacement of roofs, windows, walls, and doors
- Repair and replacement of fire alarms, emergency communications, and security systems
- Interior and exterior painting
- Repair of playground safety matting
- Improved access for people with disabilities
- Replace indoor and outdoor lighting for improved emergency efficiency
- Replace water and sewer lines
- Repair or replace flooring
- Upgrade seismic bracing for light fixtures