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OUSD School Board Meeting - Wednesday, August 13th, 6pm at La Escuelita Elementary (1050 2nd Avenue - Great Room)
Why Are Parents for Construction??
Glenview has been considered for renovation for some time. in fact, amongst all OUSD school sites, Glenview was ranked as the 9th most in need of renovation when the previous bond measure was passed in November 2006.
California’s Department of General Services, Division of the State Architect includes Glenview on AB300, a list of buildings that do not meet current seismic safety standards. More information about AB300 and its classifications can be found here: http://www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa/aboutus/ ab300.aspx
A seismic engineer’s report commissioned by Glenview PTA showed that Glenview’s portables were unsafe. http://www.ousd.k12.ca.us/ Page/11253
Glenview families have lobbied for reconstruction of the campus for years in order to make the building safer and to create more usable space for student enrichment. Parents gathered more than 100 signatures and pushed for change. After much negotiation, OUSD agreed to replace the current structure with a new building, contingent upon passage of a Bond Measure, which occurred in November 2012 when Oakland voters adopted Measure j.
When is the Glenview projected scheduled to begin?
The project is scheduled to begin in june 2016 and end in june 2018. The start date of the project was delayed by one year (from june 2015) to allow for more community engagement after concerns were voiced about the project. A more detailed timeline can be found at http:// www.ousd.k12.ca.us/Page/11252
Where will Glenview students attend school during the renovation?
A final decision on where Glenview students might attend school during the reconstruction has not been made.
What is the staff recommendation for the Glenview Reconstruction project?
Replacement of the current Glenview building is recommended as an alternative to renovation because of guidance from the state. Structural analysis and cost estimates have determined that, although a renovation of Glenview would cost two-thirds the amount of replacement with a new building, renovation would take longer than constructing a new building and would not address undersized class- rooms and other deficiencies in the existing structure. State guidelines call for replacement under these circumstances.
Did OUSD perform a detailed seismic evaluation of the school, as discussed in AB 300?
The Glenview seismic assessment was performed in accordance with the national standard for seismic assessment, ASCE/SEi 31-03, which supersedes FEMA 310.
Where can I view the reports and analysis that informed staff’s recommendation for replacement?
Please visit www.ousd.k12.ca.us/ glenviewconstruction for updates on the Glenview reconstruction and to download documents such as the master plan summary for Glenview, renovation vs. restructuring comparisons, seismic reports, cost-benefit analyses and more.
Glenview Welcomes 4 NEW Teachers
We are starting off the new school year 2014-15 with four new teachers. When you see them roaming the halls, show them our Glenview Pride give them a warm welcome!
Mr. Bart Alexander Kindergarten Bart Alexander has taught kindergarten or first grade at Garfield Elementary in Oakland for 12 years. This year he is joining his daughter (first grade) and son (third grade) at Glenview. He is curious about the perspective of being a parent and teacher. He has a BA in Political Science and a BA in Spanish from the University or Oregon, and MA in Elementary Education (2002) from Developmental Teacher Education at the University of California, Berkeley.
Bart loves to talk about the Common Core Standards Standards and would be happy think deeply with anyone with an interest in learning more.
When not at school you may see him at Dimond park hiking up creek with his kids and wife Jessie, or playing tennis on Sunday morning with other Oakland teachers.
Ms. Samara Plambeck 1st Grade Bio coming soon
Ms. Maren Jacobsen 2nd Grade Ms. Jacobsen has been teaching at Glenview for four years. She loves the warm and supportive staff, the involved, helpful parents and all of the amazing students!
In the last two years, she has directed the 3 wonderful plays at Glenview - Seussical, Jungle Book and The Wizard of Oz - all huge hits!
She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Theater Arts. She received a Master's degree in Psychology from John F. Kennedy University.
In her spare time she enjoys hiking, yoga, blues dancing and playing board games with friends and family.
Teacher on Special Assignment
Ms. Linda Morgan will be on Special assignment this year, helping out Glenview with the transition to common core standards.
Mr. Robert Walsh-Litt 5th Grade Bio coming soon
Art/Dance Slideshow of Students' Work 2013-2014 School Year