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Hoover Updates

 
 

December 21, 2012 - School Board Activity

At the School Board Meeting on December 11, 2012, Architect for the Hoover project, Richard Terrones presented an extract from the summary memo below. This memo is a full description of the public engagement process employed by the District over the past two plus years of planning for the Hoover School.

For details and minutes of the Board Action and meeting on 12/11/12, please refer to the District's website under "Board of Trustees".

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Hoover Public Engagement Process Summary Memo

 

December 11, 2012 - School Board Meeting - Begins at 7:00 PM at District Office

Final Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration will be posted above for public review by the end of the day Friday, December 7, 2012.

The Board of Trustees will be considering for adoption, the Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration document with the response to public comments during the scheduled Board of Trustees Meeting, at the Burlingame School District Office located at 1825 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010, on Tuesday December 11th, at 7:00 P.M.

If there are any questions regarding the Meeting, please call Dr. Robert Clark at the School District (650) 259-3800, or the Program Manager Richard Terrones at Dreiling Terrones Architecture (650) 696-1200.

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Hoover Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration document for public review and comment

 

September 14, 2012 - October 15, 2012 - Progress Update

Environmental Document (Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration) was available for public review and comment.

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Hoover Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration document for public review and comment

The District received and reviewed comments from the community during this period.

As always, if there are questions regarding Hoover, please do not hesitate calling Dr. Robert Clark at the School District (650) 259-3800, or the Program Manager Richard Terrones at Dreiling Terrones Architecture (650) 696-1200

 

June 15, 2012 - Progress Update

Hello Hoover Community,

The plans for the Hoover re-opening are proceeding as intended.

Current milestones and activities include:

  • Drawings and documents for the New Building in place of the existing Annex, have been submitted to the Division of the State Architect for review and approval.
  • Structural testing and investigation of the existing Main Building has been underway. This is to determine the structural rehabilitation criteria for the existing main building.
  • The Initial Study for the environmental impacts of the proposed school is also underway. This study includes assessing traffic impacts, noise, local ecosystem impacts, etc. and includes the identification of possible mitigation measures for the impacts.
  • The District is considering the possibility of a new Bond Measure in order to fund remaining Modernizations to Franklin and Lincoln. Plans for the expansion at BIS as well as the addition of another elementary school site ( 250-300 students) at Hoover are also part of the Bond Measure. If a Bond Measure does move forward and passes, the Modernizations, expansion and Hoover construction plans can be put out to bid soon after the Bond Measure election.
  • The District will continue with landscaping maintenance at Hoover this summer.
  • On August 10th and 13th, the District Administration will be using the Hoover multipurpose room and adjacent classrooms, for an Administrative Workshop. Neighbors can expect to see several cars in the parking lot.

As always, if there are questions regarding Hoover, please do not hesitate calling Dr. Robert Clark at the School District (650) 259-3800, or the Program Manager Richard Terrones at Dreiling Terrones Architecture (650) 696-1200

 

December 6, 2011 - Hoover Town Hall Meeting - Begins at 7:00 PM at 1825 Trousdale Drive

The District will hold a meeting to present and discuss the current status and developments for the Site.

A notice with additional information was sent to the Neighbors.

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Hoover Notice to Neighbors mailed November 16th

 
 

August 24, 2011 - School Board Activity

At the August 23rd meeting, the Board voted to approve the Conceptual Design for the school building. The selected concept includes the following:

  • Rehabilitation of the original 1930's main building
  • Removal of the 1949 Annex building
  • Construction of a new building in the area of the Annex, set back from the street
  • The new school will contain:
    • (11) Classrooms – 6 in main building and 5 in new building
    • (1) Daycare classroom for before and after school care
    • Updated Library space
    • Multipurpose Room with new stage
    • Main Office
    • Specialist spaces in the existing and new buildings
    • Other support spaces

Next Steps include:

  • Conceptual Design input for the new building
  • Traffic studies
  • Environmental (CEQA) analysis - including a public review period
  • Coordination with various agencies

Questions from the Community:

Some questions have come in from the community that we thought should be answered for all to see:

Q. Is there some background on how the construction costs will be financed (i.e. through a new bond measure, part through existing bonds, or other sources?) If we used funds from the current bond measure to purchase the Property, and if there are funds remaining, could those be used for Hoover?

A. Funds for the construction/rehabilitation of the school site will need to come from a future source, either a subsequent bond measure or from State Grants for which the District is eligible. There is not enough money remaining in the current Bond Program to finance the rehabilitation and/or new construction at the new school site. The Board voted in June 2010 to finalize the purchase, design work, environmental analysis, surveying, and preliminary engineering from the current Bond Program. The bulk of funds from the current Bond Program have gone toward construction projects and improvements at the six current schools.

The reason for financing the design work, environmental analysis, etc. from the current Bond Program is because the District needs the project defined so that we can get in line for additional State Grants for the project.

In regards to State Grants, the District is eligible for as much as $14 million in grants. A good portion of this has already been processed for funding, but like many other Districts, we are waiting for additional State money to flow toward school construction grants. Therefore, an alternative to money from State Grants could be a future bond measure to finance additional construction in the District, one that would include not only Hoover but modernizations at remaining schools as well.

Q. Is the former school site split between Hillsborough and Burlingame? If so, how does that affect the plans moving forward?

A. Yes - a small portion along the property's southern edge is a Utility Easement that is technically in Hillsborough. The remainder of the property is in Burlingame. The District plans to meet with both cities to advise them on the plans for the school. The permitting for public schools, however, is through the Division of the State Architect, not the local Building Department. Therefore, neither City reviews plans for construction permits at the schools. In regards to planning approvals, the school was originally permitted via a conditional use permit as a neighborhood school through the City of Burlingame.

If you have questions, please send them in and we will post answers as quickly as possible.

 
 

August 23, 2011 - School Board Meeting - Begins at 7:00 PM at 1825 Trousdale Drive

The School Board will be further discussing alternatives for Hoover Elementary School.

A notice with additional information was sent to the Neighbors.

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Hoover Notice to Neighbors mailed August 17th

 
 

July 28, 2011 - School Board Activity

DTA, the Project Architect, presented three alternatives for Hoover Elementary School at the July 28, 2011 Board Meeting. The three alternatives range from Alternative A - modernization of existing main building and annex, to Alternative C - modernization of the existing main, demolition of the annex, and the new construction of a second building, with estimated costs ranging from $6.9m to $10.8m. Please see the documents below for details of each alternative. A list of pros/cons for each alternative was presented to the Board as well. The Board gave direction to pursue Alternatives A and C.

At the August 23, 2011 board meeting, DTA will return with Board-requested information for the Board to take action on the selected Alternative.

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Hoover Alternates Memorandum

Alternates Pros & Cons Memorandum

Alt. A - Cost Model

Alt. B - Cost Model

Alt. C - Cost Model


The PDF's below contain sketches of elevations for the different alternates discussed above. The sketches are preliminary only - these are the exhibits that the Board viewed at their July 28th Meeting.

These are conceptual sketches only; once the Board makes a decision, DTA will then work with the Traffic Consultant and Environmental Consultant regarding drop off scenarios, traffic studies, and other related environmental issues.

Alternate A Elevation

Alternate B Elevations

Alternate C Elevation

 
 

July 14, 2011 - Site Maintenance

The School District has been maintaining the Hoover property since taking possession in late 2010. Minor painting repair, roofing repair and tree trimming was done earlier this year. District crews did some landscape maintenance previously. We have fallen behind a bit this summer due to illnesses and vacations amongst the crew, but will be addressing the landscaping very soon.

The fencing around the hillside amphitheater was previously damaged by a fallen tree. This posed a bit of a trespassing nuisance, but the gates have been temporarily secured. The fallen tree has been removed and the fencing will be repaired the week of July 18th. The gates will then be permanently locked.

 

June 15, 2011 - School Board Activity

Education Specifications for Hoover Elementary School were presented to the Board and Public for review and comment. The draft presented the Board is a compilation of conversations and input from the Education Specification Committee that was formed for the reopening of Hoover. The final document will be brought to the Board at a later meeting for adoption. The Document below is posted for Public comment.

Comments are to be sent to Jacob Furlong of DTA at jf@dtbarch.com

The link "6/14/11 Education Specifications.pdf" above, contains the draft version of the Education Specifications presented to the Board.

 
 

March 9, 2011 - School Board Activity

Board of Trustees took action at the March 8, 2011 Board Meeting and chose to create Hoover as a K-5 neighborhood school.

Please see the link "3/09/11 Process Update.pdf" above.

 
 

March 8, 2011 - School Board Meeting - Begins at 7:00 PM at District Office

Continued Discussion by Board of Trustees. Possible decision on type of school.

 
 

March 1, 2011 - School Board Activity

At the School Board Meeting on 2/23/11, the Board received input from the Community (Current Principals, PTA's, etc.). The general feeling was that a K-5 neighborhood school is the more appropriate use for Hoover.

Please see the link "2/23/11 Process Update.pdf" above.

 
 

February 10, 2011 - School Board Activity

Per previously approved process, District staff presented to the Board Pros and Cons of each option in the narrowed list.

Please see the link "2/10/11 Process Update.pdf" above.

 
 

February 8, 2011 - School Board Meeting - Begins at 6:00 PM at District Office

Discussion will include current options for the type of School at Hoover.

 
 

January 28, 2011 - School Board Activity

At the School Board Meeting on January 25, 2011, the Board discussed options for the type of School that will be operated at the Hoover Site. They also discussed details for forthcoming School Board meetings and community engagement.

Please see the link "1/28/11 Process Update.pdf" above.

 
 

January 25, 2011, School Board Meeting - Begins at 7:00 PM at 1825 Trousdale Drive

The Board has decided Hoover will open as a school. The question remaining is what kind of school Hoover will be. The January 25th Board Meeting will mark the beginning of the conversation to decide the lengthy process the District will follow to make that decision.

 
 

January 22, 2011 - Hoover Open House

Open House at 2220 Summit Drive, Burlingame, from 10:00 A.M. to noon. Buildings open public.

District Staff and Architects on site to answer questions.

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Hoover Open House Flyer

 
 

October 8, 2010 - BSD Site Purchase

In order to address the growing enrollment in the Burlingame School District, the Board of Trustees purchased the school in October of 2010. The Board has decided Hoover will reopen as a school. We anticipate that Hoover will open as a school in either the fall of 2013 or 2014.

In an effort to keep the community informed of the District’s plans for Hoover, we are compiling an e-mail distribution list to send updates as warranted. Those interested can send an e-mail to either Robert Clark, Assistant Superintendent, Chief Business Official for the District, or Richard Terrones, the District’s program Architect of Dreiling Terrones Architecture. Please write “Hoover e-mail list” in the subject line.

Robert Clark: rclark@bsd.k12.ca.us
Richard Terrones: rt@dtbarch.com