Hoover School Update
Good news! Hoover Elementary School is back on track to open in the Fall of 2016!
Beginning in 2011 the District embarked on a thorough CEQA review of the new Hoover Elementary School project, culminating in the Board adopting a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) which found no significant environmental impacts arising from the project. A group of neighbors formed a group called Alliance for Responsible Neighborhood Planning (ARNP) and sued the District, claiming that the CEQA investigation was incomplete. In May 2014 the San Mateo Superior Court issued a judgment finding that certain questions remained to be answered, and directed the District to do further investigation. The District engaged ARNP in intensive discussions designed to address and accommodate all parties’ concerns. The District performed further traffic and parking studies, and agreed to workable modifications to the project. As a result, the parties reached a comprehensive settlement agreement. On February 3, 2015, the San Mateo Superior Court approved the settlement, and modified the earlier judgment to permit the District to comply with CEQA by amending the MND rather than preparing a costly and time-consuming EIR. On February 17, 2015, the Court lifted the injunction on construction and the project can now proceed. The settlement has saved the District at least a year of time until the school can open, and avoids millions of dollars in construction cost increases.
The Burlingame School District looks forward to completing Hoover School. The District will continue to work with the community in the spirit of being a good neighbor. A timeline for the process of determining Student Attendance areas will be discussed at the March 10, 2015 Board Meeting.
Enrollment and Registration
Congratulations to Jude Lawrence & Tim Weaver
Two Roosevelt teachers were honored with a County Science and Innovation prize this past week for an Engineering & Transportation Project project they are working on with their elementary students. Great work team!
2015-2016 School Calendar is Here!
The Board of Trustees approved the 2015-2016 School Calendar at its February 10, 2015 meeting. Click here to view.
The first day of school is Tuesday, September 1, 2015
As you may know, California is experiencing a measles outbreak and as of 2/10/15, San Mateo County has had three confirmed cases, all of which have been adults. There have been no confirmed cases here at Burlingame School District. If your child has not been vaccinated for the measles and is eligible for vaccination, it is urgent and highly recommended that you contact your healthcare provider and have your son or daughter vaccinated.
Board Meeting Highlights - February 24, 2015
The Board of Trustees reviewed the first reading of new Board Policy 6170.1 on Transitional Kindergarten.
BUSINESS AND FINANCE
The Governing Board approved the Hoover Elementary School Design Fee Adjustment, BIS New Classroom Change Orders, the Hoover Lease-Leaseback Agreement, Hoover Architectural Services Contract and the Inspector of Record Services for Hoover Elementary. The Board reviewed the District's 2015-2016 Enrollment Projections.
The Board voted for the CSBA Delegate Assembly Election. Our very own, Davina Drabkin, Board Trustee is running for the CSBA Delegate Assembly. We wish her luck!
Food Service Management RFP and Vended Meal Contract IFB
Notice Requesting Proposals and Invitation for Bids
Food Service Management Company
Notice is hereby given that the Governing Board of the Burlingame School District SFA (hereinafter referred to as SFA) is requesting proposals for a Food Service Management Company...
Check here for Revisions to RFP and IFB
Safe Routes to School
The Only Way to Get There!
Check out the alternatives to sitting in traffic for getting your child to school. Visit our Safe Routes to School page for information about bus routes, and Youth Clipper Cards, traffic flow maps, walking and bicycling resources and other useful alternative transportation resources.
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