Central and Tierra Linda Middle Schools may be getting new tenants in a couple of years in the form of separate buildings for grades 4 and 5.
That's the tentative arrangement to ease overcrowding in the San Carlos School District, as discussed in a 2-and-2 meeting Monday, should the School Bond Measure pass this November.
The San Carlos School Board unanimously voted to put the bond measure on the ballot in hopes of raising between $60 to $72 million for school improvements, which would include the new buildings.
Each middle school site would likely undergo traffic flow improvements at the same time. There are discussions under way regarding the limited access to Tierra Linda, for example, and how improved traffic flow will ease access problems in the light of anticipated student growth.
San Carlos Superintendent of Schools Dr. Craig Baker presented a plan during the June 25th meeting of the City Council regarding the proposed changes on both school sites.
The construction of modular buildings at Tierra Linda is nearing completion. The new buildings provide the school the opportunity to reconfigure classroom space between TL and the Charter school.
The Arundel School traffic improvements project will likely be introduced at the Aug. 27 city council meeting.
When the grant-funded project is approved, design work and outreach meeting will begin about the proposed traffic roundabout.
The study, which could lead to construction as early as next summer, does not interfere with the school district's current project that builds a drop off area for the Arundel campus on Phelps Road.
The proposed partnership between the San Carlos Parks and Recreation Department and the Middle School sports programs will also likely be on the agenda for the next city council meeting.
Under the proposal, the city would operate the Middle School Sports program, including scheduling, registration, purchasing uniforms and collecting fees. There would still be school liaisons but the sports program management would be handled by the City.
The Parks and Rec has budgeted 10 hours per week for staffing, assuming 400 kids participate in 16 sports.