Student workers are having a great positive impact on this summer’s projects. The work experience and mentoring by FUSD staff has been a great success.
The Science building is getting ready to be cleaned and boards have gone up in classrooms and bathrooms until the new windows are installed.
The old lockers have been completely removed and the walls and floor are being prepared to receive the new blue lockers.
The Kubota tractor was used to dump and spread new dirt around the center quad area to help level the ground. The final leveling touched were done by hand.
The “freshinging up” of the administration Building (the office) is making great progress. Old carpet is being pulled and new paint is starting to go up. District staff was careful to preserve the classic FHS logo on the wall.
The new Science Building window are arriving and will begin to be installed soon.
The new gym windows are being installed. The new windows are now able to open and allow for hot air to escape and keep the building cool on hot days.
New gym doors and hardware have arrived and are being installed throughout the building.
The gym floor sanding is in progress. The floor will be sanded and given a new finish. Lines will be painted and ready for school opening in the fall.
The Mariachi Band performing for crowds at Fillmore’s 2019 Day of the Dead event. Video #1 above and video #2 below.
Student workers help staff move tools and cars from the auto shop to storage contains in preparation for construction of the new Career Technical Education building.
The Administration building is being prepped for painting. This summer the entire office is being freshened up with paint, carpet, counters and furniture.
Workers determined the easiest way to get marerials up and down from the roof of the gym is by using a Caterpillar RT80 telescopic forklift. This summer, the gym will get new windows, roofing, doors, and a floor sanding.
Student workers helping staff clean classrooms this summer. Overall, 70 student workers will be assisting grounds, maintenance, and custodial staff.
The old windows are being removed from the Science Building and will be replaced with more modern and efficient versions.
Live video stream of 2019 Fillmore High Graduation Ceremony begins tonight at approximately 7:00 p.m. local time.
Instructions for watching the graduation live stream:
Point your web browser to http://www.fillmoreusd.org/stream/
It will take you to a District webpage entitled "Video Streams Fillmore Video Production"
Under "Fillmore Video Production," click on “YouTube Channel”
Direct YouTube link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txj3EQcM63Y
The Fillmore USD Agriculture pathway is one of 70 applications approved by the State Allocation Board to receive $3 Million in reserved funds for new construction.
Today's action has resulted in a total of $6 Million in matching funds from the State of California reserved for the new construction of the Career Technical Education Facility on the Fillmore High School campus
The State Allocation Board took action at their meeting held today in Sacramento to approve $125 Million in projects for the fifth funding cycle of the School Facility Program Career Technical Education Facilities Program. The Office of Public School Construction received 220 applications for consideration in the fifth funding cycle of which 70 applications were selected for approval.
The Fillmore Unified School District Agriculture Pathway project was one of the 70 projects awarded resulting in an additional $3 Million of matching dollars for the construction of the new Career Technical Education Facility.
The district was previously awarded $3 Million in matching dollars in May of 2018 for the Transportation SDSR (Systems Diagnostics Service and Repair) Pathway bringing the total amount of funds for Fillmore USD to $6 Million in matching funds. The matching funds are identified for the new construction of the Career Technical Education Facility on the Fillmore High School campus. The project is currently under review by the Division of the State Architect and staff are eagerly anticipating final approval in the coming weeks. Construction on this project is anticipated to begin in the Summer/Fall of 2019. The Fillmore USD's partner in this process is the professional architectural firm of West Group Design.
Fillmore Unified was the only Ventura County school district to receive $3 Million in matching funds for new construction as part of the fifth funding cycle. District Superintendent, Dr. Adrian Palazuelos, shared, “we are especially proud of the contributions by district staff and our Agriculture Advisory in their work to complete an application that stood out at the state level in this process. The application accurately captured the current practices in our district community to support Agriculture and the compelling vision for the program’s future. The matching funds from the state and Measure V, $35 Million General Obligation Bond approved by voters in November 2016, will enable us to realize our dream for the educational facility our students deserve.”
ABOUT FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Fillmore Unified School District (FUSD) is a preschool, TK-12, and adult education public school district located in Ventura County. Fillmore USD Is an integral part of the city of Fillmore, population 15,420, and is the area’s single largest employer. The unincorporated community of Piru, population 2,114, is located seven miles east of the city of Fillmore and is also served by the Fillmore Unified School District.
VISION Fillmore Unified School District provides a culture of high expectations where every student achieves future success.
MISSION Every day we develop high performing students who become engaged and productive members of society
ABOUT WESTGROUP DESIGNS
Westgroup Designs (WD) is a comprehensive Planning, Architecture, Interior Design and Branding firm with locations in Los Angeles and Orange County, California. Founded in 1989, WD values passion, integrity, execution, teamwork and an enthusiasm for discovery. We specialize in educational, civic, healthcare, and commercial facilities, ranging from tenant improvement, reinvestment and renovations to new ground-up buildings and campuses. WD is forefront in the industry with its dedication to Innovative Design, Client-Focused Solutions and Reliable Service.
Interactive Family Engagement Event, This Thursday May 23rd from 6:30 to 8pm in the Fillmore Unified School District's Auditorium located at 627 Sespe Avenue. Learn to spot and nurture seeds of creative strengths in your children with guest speaker Kathryn Haydon.