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Converting Colony Oak to STEM school advances
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Plans of transitioning Colony Oak Elementary School into a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) campus will take another step forward on Monday.
The Ripon Unified school board will look at preconstruction and lease-lease back services for reconstruction of the voter-approved Measure G project.
Trustees, under this request for proposals, will seek out a building contractor or firm to provide preconstruction services, using the best value selection process in accordance to the state Education Code.
The plans call for turning the campus of about 29,000 square feet from portable classrooms to permanent structures equipped with modern electrical and data systems coupled with technology infrastructure.
New restrooms and 32,000 square feet of parking lot are also part of the estimated $8.8 million project.
WLC Architects designed the plans that were recently sent to the Division of State Architects in Sacramento.
Plans also call for students to remain on campus during the actual construction.
This item and others will be discussed during the 7 p.m. open session in the City of Ripon Council Chamber, 259 N. Wilma Ave.
The board is also scheduled to:
uHear a brief review by Ripon High Principal Keith Rangel of the California League of School Technology Conference held last month.
uReceive an update by Kathy Coleman on the Physical Education Midyear Report for fourth through eighth-grade students.
uProvide a presentation and update on the RHS stadium bleachers.
uAccept the recent resignations / retirements and approve the new hires.
For more information, call RUSD at 209.599.2131 or log on to