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Modernization work for Sierra High will soon get underway
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The Sierra High mural provides a backdrop for a pole vaulter

More upgrades are coming for Sierra High — the third oldest high school campus in the Manteca Unified School District.

The school board Tuesday approved retaining CT Brayton & Sons of Escalon to do the Sierra High modernization project.

It will mean all three high school campuses in Manteca — Sierra, East Union, and Manteca — will have Measure G bond work going on concurrently. Voters approved the $159 million bond on November 2014.

The work getting underway at the 26-year-old school includes work on every building on the Sierra High campus.

*The fire alarm and paging system is being replaced campus wide.

*Alterations are being made to several restrooms.

*The main parking lot will have a complete renovation as well as design alterations.

*Classroom modernization within the AG wing including electrical upgrades and ventilation improvements.

*America with Disabilities Act compliance upgrades campus wide.

 There has been $11.9 million in Measure G fund allocated to campus projects.
Part of that money was used last year to replace flooring in 35 classrooms, 14 portable classrooms, the library, cafeteria, performing arts center, and administrative offices. The tennis courts have also been reconstructed using Measure G bond receipts.

There are identified needs costing $31.4 million at Sierra High that fall under health and safety, deferred/major maintenance, modernization and upgrades, and addressing code compliance issues. After current work is completed there will be roughly $20 million of work still needed.

Part or all of the remaining work could be completed with proceeds from the $260 million Measure A bond voters approved last November.


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