Sierra Madre residents will have the chance to hear updates on the construction plans for a new middle school at a joint meeting of the Pasadena Unified School District and the Sierra Madre City Council on Tuesday night.
A discussion of school construction in Sierra Madre as well as an update on the $350 million 2008 Measure TT bond are both listed on the agenda. The final agenda item is a discussion of parking concerns at PUSD schools in Sierra Madre.
The Pasadena Unified School District recently decided to delay the construction of the middle school after bids for the $22.5-million project came in way over budget, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
The new campus will have 22 classrooms, a computer lab, two science labs, a gym, library cafeteria and a parking area, according to plans (see the proposed site plan on the Measure TT Bond website).
The new construction bids are just one in a series of delays and bad news for the project, which has already had to go through a series of cutbacks due to budget cuts and questioning by parents about transparency and budgets that seemed askew to them.
Tuesday's meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at Sierra Madre City Hall at 232 West Sierra Madre Boulevard.