Number of Classrooms

On May 24th, the Board of Trustees approved a staff-recommended change in the number of new classrooms to be built on each elementary campus. Given the results of the boundary study, a proposal had been introduced to increase by one the number of proposed classrooms at Manor and Brookside Lower with a corresponding decrease of new classrooms at Brookside Upper. Staff met with school site staff and architects and determined that this change was feasible. This decision will allow the architects to proceed with schematic drawings for elementary campuses. Revised number of classrooms are as follows:

      • Manor 3 new classrooms (vs. 2); 20 total
      • Brookside Lower 5 new classrooms (vs. 4); 20 total
      • Wade Thomas 4 new classrooms (increases to five “new” spaces if Marin County of Education SDE moves to Brookside Upper); 20 total
      • Brookside Upper 4 new classrooms (vs. 6); 17 total

Vision Field Trip

The Superintendent, Bond Team, White Hill Principal and key teachers visited Tam High School and American Canyon High School on May 24th to get a first-hand look at innovative classrooms that demonstrate flexibility and current use of technology. The purpose of this visit was to provide further inspiration to development of the White Hill vision for new facilities. American Canyon High School also illustrates use of small learning communities.


Bond Program Manager

On May 3rd, the Board of Trustees approved the staff’s recommendation to establish the Bond Program Manager position to provide oversight and implementation of all bond projects related to Measure A. Through review and analysis of other school districts in and out of Marin County, it is relevant and cost effective to the District to have this as a regular position of the District vs. hiring an independent contractor.

First Bond Series Sold

In the month of May, the first series of bonds were sold for $10 million.  This money will go towards beginning construction at White Hill and planning at elementary schools.

Citizen'€™s Oversight Committee

The Board of Trustees approved the superintendent’s recommendation for the following individuals for the Citizen’s Oversight Committee. One vacancy has yet to be filled. If interested in joining the committee, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Trevor Hughes  (School: Manor – Past)
David Metz (School: Wade Thomas)
Stuart R. Brunet (School: None)
Mark Chedekel (School: Manor/White Hill)
Benedetto Cico (School: Brookside Upper/White Hill)
Conn Hickey

Lease Lease Back

The Board of Trustees approved George Baranoff, Bond Program Manager, to issue Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Lease-Leaseback Services for bond projects at White Hill Middle School. Given the extensive and complex projects planned on this campus, this method of delivery will allow for a single point of contact to help streamline communications, centralize coordination and site access, and will improve the effort to minimize impact to curriculum and disruption to the surrounding community.

Additionally, the Lease-Leaseback will be able to better evaluate the plans and specifications in advance of pricing and, therefore, potential change orders may be discovered and resolved early in the schedule. This provides value engineering opportunities during Guaranteed Maximum Price negotiations and reduces change orders over the life of the contract.

Using the Lease-Leaseback method, qualification statements will be solicited in a Request for Qualifications.  Respondents will be screened and interviews will be conducted with candidates selected on the basis of criteria in the RFQ. The criteria for selection of the Developer/Builder will include specific experience, performance record and available resources.


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