San Leandro Unified School District Obligation Bond Measures A, B, M

Improving city schools with comprehensive services



2015

Client:
San Leandro Unified School District

Location:
San Leandro, CA

Market:
Education

By its conclusion in 2015, this eight-year, $212 million Capital Improvement Program will enhance educational outcomes with new and modernized arts, athletic and academic facilities for the students of the San Leandro Unified School District.

Harris & Associates is providing comprehensive program, project and construction management services, including public finance and program planning, for the 95 projects under the bond initiatives.

The Harris team has also:

  • Facilitated conceptual design team and steering committee meetings with the district, the community, the City of San Leandro and other stakeholders
  • Assisted in the selection and management of architects, engineers, labor compliance officers, and environmental and specialty consultants
  • Reported project status to the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee, the Facility Technology Committee and the Board of Education
  • Managed oversight of other construction management firms selected by the district

The $108 million in new construction and $88 million in modernization include roof replacement, classroom and restroom upgrades and more at:

  • The San Leandro High School Ninth Grade Campus
  • Arts Education Center
  • Career Technical Education Center
  • Business Academy
  • Library Expansion
  • Swim Center
  • Pacific Sports Complex and Burrell Field

At every step, Harris has worked closely with school staff to minimize disruption to educational programs by coordinating temporary and permanent relocations and providing seamless move management services.

Core Elements

Harris & Associates' interventions in the district include:

  • Seismic upgrades
  • Re-roofing of all schools
  • Pavement replacements and upgrades
  • Interior painting
  • Electrical service and HVAC system upgrades
  • Integrated classroom lighting systems
  • Installing VoIP telephone systems
  • LAN systems upgrades
  • Installation of photovoltaic system to produce 1,777,792 kWh of energy every year

Beyond the Blueprints

Harris' work doesn’t end with design and construction management. In addition to the $171 million generated from three separate bond measures, Harris helped the district secure:

  • $28 million from the State of California School Facilities Program
  • $6 million in Federal QSCB funds
  • $2 million from the Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Leandro
  • $5 million from other sources

At every step, Harris has worked closely with school staff to minimize disruption to educational programs...