Sunnyside Renovation Project
_In November 2011, San Francisco voters approved Proposition A, the third and final installment of $1.3 billion in bonds to modernize and improve safety in SFUSD facilities, and Sunnyside will undergo renovations funded by this bond measure. The planning phase of this process will start in earnest as bonds are sold and continue until approximately March of next year. The focus of all of these renovations is upgrading ADA access, fire/life safety, and structural safety of schools, but they also bring an opportunity to enhance other ways in which the physical structures of a school serve the needs of its students.
On February 22, 2012 the PTA and School Site Council collaborated on a community meeting to allow parent/guardian input on compiled ideas from Sunnyside's staff regarding how to make the school's physical structure best fit our mission. We intend to ensure a very inclusive process where everybody's voice can be heard and we can each contribute our best ideas. This information will help guide the school's Renovation Steering Committee as it interfaces with the District and contractors in the months to come as we encounter the funding limitations after the required upgrades are achieved.
The RSC worked this May 2012 to begin prioritizing our site wish list developed through staff and community input; the "Prioritization" document is the fruit of our efforts. Your comments are appreciated and the comments box will remain open until Friday June 8th. The RSC will engage in more discussion on this document and the renovation process in the 2012-2013 school year. The planning process is slated to continue into the Spring of 2012-2013.
-John Simard, Principal
Renovation Steering Committee
__In order to facilitate site participation in the renovation planning process and create a conduit for information between our school community and those working on the renovation, Principal Simard formed the Renovation Steering Committee (RSC). This volunteer committee consists of staff as well as parents with design, engineering, or construction experience. The RSC includes John Simard (principal), Mabel Chen (2nd grade teacher), Jennifa Gosling (parent), Barry Hooper (parent, School Site Counsel Chairperson), Andreas Jekle (parent), Joe Meyer (parent).
Renovation Program Facts
Proposed Renovation Timeline
Phase One - Project Assessment
Phase Two - Design
Phase Three - Bidding
Phase Four - Construction
Phase Five - Newly Renovated Building