Westpark Elementary School hosted a dedication and open house to showcase the school’s recently completed Measure E upgrades. The event was hosted by Principal Deanna Rutter and Superintendent Terry Walker and attended by Westpark staff, students and families, as well as IUSD Board Members Lauren Brooks, Ira Glasky and Sharon Wallin. The District leadership team and members of the Irvine City Council were also on hand.
Westpark, which was built 30 years ago, is one of 28 IUSD schools slated to receive Measure E upgrades. Irvine voters passed Measure E in 2016 to ensure all IUSD students have access to the same learning environments as students in our newer schools.
During the dedication ceremony, Principal Rutter thanked Westpark students, staff and families for their understanding and positive attitude throughout the yearlong project. She said, “Our school was under construction and so was our learning.”
Principal Rutter went on to share some of the exciting upgrades that will enhance teaching and learning for Westpark students, today and into the future.
- Modernized classrooms, including flexible furniture, voice lift systems, and new whiteboards and cabinetry
- Redesigned library/media center with enhanced technology and flexible furniture
- New science and innovation labs
- Collaboration spaces to facilitate small or large group and/or individual work
- Media room with a green screen and video production equipment
- New kitchen for snack and lunch service
- Kindergarten play and shade structures
- Expanded asphalt play area for students
- Safety, comfort and accessibility improvements
To learn more about Measure E projects, visit iusd.org/MeasureE.
For a photo gallery of the Westpark dedication, visit https://iusd.org/galleries/westpark-re-dedication.