Inglewood Unified School District

401 S. Inglewood Ave. Inglewood CA 90301

Community Shares Ideas in First Master Plan Meeting

 

IMG_2893-2This week and next week, IUSD is holding community meetings to get input and help shape upcoming construction projects. Last night, parents, students, teachers, administrators, and community members gathered at Inglewood High School to share their vision for school renovations, discuss 21st Century classroom designs, explore costs and benefits, and help prioritize long awaited projects for Inglewood High. “We have been waiting for this for a long time,” stated one community member and former IUSD alumnus.

Exciting changes are underway in IUSD! Please join us. Public input is welcome and we invite you to attend any of the following meetings beginning at 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., in May and June at the following IUSD priority school sites:

  • Payne Elementary School, Tuesday, May 31
  • Monroe Middle School, Wednesday, June 1
  • Morningside High School, Thursday, June 2

INGLEWOOD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT APPLICATION FOR CITIZENS’ OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

  • Inglewood Unified School District is seeking two qualified, interested individuals to serve on a committee of community leaders which will serve as the independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (“COC”) for the implementation of the District’s Measure GG school facilities bond program. The two seats that are available are:
    • Business Representative – Active in a business organization representing local business
    • Parent/Guardian of Child Enrolled in District & Active in a Parent-Teacher Organization.

    On November 6, 2012, voters residing within the Inglewood Unified School District passed Measure GG. Measure GG is a $90 million bond measure that authorizes funding for needed repairs, upgrades and new construction projects to the District’s schools.  Proposition 39 required a 55% supermajority for approval; Measure GG was passed by 88.1%

    If you fit one of these constituencies we encourage you to apply. The application and bylaws may be downloaded on the District’s website by visiting www.iusd.net

    INGLEWOOD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT APPLICATION FOR CITIZENS’ OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

    If you are interested in serving. If you wish to serve on this important committee, please review the committee bylaws for more information about the committee’s role and responsibilities and complete the attached application. Completed applications should be sent or faxed to the Office of the State Administrator of the Inglewood Unified School District at 310/680-5144 by 4:00 PM on June 15, 2016.

IUSD Seeks Community Input on Construction Projects

constructionVarious construction projects are starting pre-construction planning this spring for schools across the Inglewood Unified School District.

According to the Master Plan, IUSD pre-construction scheduling will take a minimum of 18 months with four phases: programming, design, review and approval from the Division of State Architect (DSA), and bids for construction.

During the first phase, each school site will be reviewed with input from the district and community for ideas on what construction improvements can and should be done to achieve the best results.

Public input is welcome and we invite you to attend any of the following meetings beginning at 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., in May and June at the following IUSD priority school sites:

  • Inglewood High School, Wednesday, May 25
  • Worthington Elementary School, Thursday, May 26
  • Payne Elementary School, Tuesday, May 31
  • Monroe Middle School, Wednesday, June 1
  • Morningside High School, Thursday, June 2

Bond Measure GG, which was approved by more than 86 percent of the voters during the November 6, 2012 election, provides a $90 million general obligation bond for new construction and modernization projects throughout the district. The creation of the bond takes into account the district’s safety expectations, enrollment trends, class size, and a high demand for improved technology within each school.

Scope of work is outlined in the IUSD School Facilities Master Plan document with construction plans focusing on four categories: school site health, safety and security projects; school renovation, repair, upgrades and construction projects; district-wide wiring and technology for instructional support and effective learning environments; and miscellaneous projects.

The School Facilities Master Plan document lists priorities that include, but are not be limited to: repairing/replacing leaky roofs and inadequate electrical and plumbing systems; modernizing, renovating, and constructing classrooms, restrooms, and school facilities; the construction of new science and computer labs, replacing portable classrooms with permanent classrooms; and making energy efficiency and health and safety improvements a priority.

Please join us at one of the community meetings above. We look forward to your input.

Beulah Payne Students Embark on a New LACMA Experience

LACMA

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(Inglewood, CA . . .). . . Recently, 25 eager Beulah Payne Elementary students spent the afternoon at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) where they received an interactive learning experience about the basics of Visual Arts. The course includes drawing in LACMA’s permanent collection gallery as a way to learn about composition, color, technique and personal expression. Instruction is aligned with state content standards for history, social science, language arts, and the new core curriculum. Students practiced the elements [line, color, form and shape] by analyzing and sketching Spanish surrealist Joan Miró’s playful abstract painting, Animated Forms, as a way to raise students’ powers of perception and stimulate interest in the visual arts and our vast multicultural heritage.

The class was the first in an eight-week, college-level art course that introduced Payne students to LACMA’s treasures while encouraging them to create original artwork in a university lecturer setting.

During the first hour of the visit, students were guided through many diverse galleries featuring various paintings and sculptures. The second hour was focused in a hands-on art room, where the class was challenged to use construction paper and oil pastels in creating abstract art of their own. In subsequent weeks, they will also experiment with other genres and media.

Upon completion of the program, each student will receive a complementary LACMA membership that is good until age 18, allowing them to visit the museum with one adult at any time. This is the second year that Payne is participating in the program, which is fully funded by the museum.

“We are grateful for this exciting collaboration,” said Payne principal Karen Horowitz. One student put it when we were already on the bus back to school, “It went too fast, I can’t wait until next time.”

For more information on the Beulah Payne Elementary LACMA learning experience, contact 310.680.5410.

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