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Sierra Madre Middle School Project to be Discussed at Tuesday Meeting

The Sierra Madre City Council and Pasadena Unified School District Board will hold a joint meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Sierra Madre City Hall.

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.

Maria M D February 05, 2013 at 06:24 PM
Pictures of the abysmal condition of the Middle School campus can be found on the Organize Sierra Madre Schools' Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OrganizeSierraMadreSchools
D Shelley February 05, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Recall Ed Honowitz. Sierra Madre needs local representation on the board.
pusddad February 06, 2013 at 07:59 PM
haven't you in the past criticized Honowitz and the board for allocating too many resources to Sierra Madre to the detriment of other district areas?
Louis Educe February 07, 2013 at 04:03 AM
nice coverage of this story in the StarNews. http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_22535901/pasadena-school-officials-offer-words-but-not-bond

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