Westpark FAQs

Westpark MEASURE E FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below are Westpark Measure E Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.  For a printer-friendly version click here.

Measure E at Westpark

 

Q: How will Measure E work benefit Westpark?

 

A: The IUSD Facilities and Westpark leadership teams are still finalizing the planned Measure E upgrades, which will be a combination of repairing the aging Westpark campus and adding enhancements, such as doors on classrooms, among other improvements.  Once the details are finalized in the coming months, Principal Rutter will share them with the school community. The upgrades and enhancements will provide improvements to instruction with the creation of flexible spaces allowing instruction to be differentiated and student-learning needs to be better met.

 

Q: What features will our school receive from Measure E funding?

 

A: We are early in the design process.  However, the goal is to make the necessary improvements to repair the aging school campus and to incorporate as much of the Board Approved Educational Specifications on this campus with the funds available.  This includes a campus modernization, enclosure of open classrooms and other upgrades.

 

Westpark Measure E Plans

 

Q: Why are the plans for Westpark not finalized?

 

A: The planning process is an extensive 14-step process; please click here for an infographic with more information.  Although we are early in this process, staff is on track to maintaining the project schedule. 

 

As soon as the project details are finalized in the coming months, they will be posted to the Westpark Measure E webpage. 

 

Q: When will the plans and features for Westpark be finalized?

 

A: We are early in the design process, project details and any related updates will be posted to Westpark’s Measure E webpage iusd.org/MeasureEwp.  

 

Q: Once the project details are finalized, where can we find them?

 

A: Project details and any related updates will be posted to Westpark’s Measure E webpage iusd.org/MeasureEwp.

 

Q: What has been the process for determining the work that will be done on the Westpark campus?

 

A: The work that will be done on Westpark’s campus is proposed to include campus modernization, enclosure of open classrooms and other upgrades.  While we are early in the design process, we know the needs are greater than funds available. A Planning Committee has been formed and includes Mrs. Rutter and Westpark school staff. Additionally, a district leadership committee has been established to review and approve facilities staff recommendations for project scope identified during the planning process.

 

Construction Process

Q: Construction projects can sometimes go over budget.  What is IUSD’s process to track the project budget and does the District have contingencies?

 

A: The project budgets will have multiple progress checks throughout the planning process and again after the project is bid. Contingencies are also part of project budgets.

 

Q: What does the planning process entail and have construction plans been submitted?

 

A: The planning process is an extensive 14-step process; please click here for an infographic with more information.  

 

Westpark Site Questions

 

Q: Is Westpark the first school to receive Measure E improvements?

 

A: No.  Westpark is in the first series of projects identified to be funded with Measure E Improvements. There are 21 school sites identified for projects in Series 1, six of which will began construction summer 2017. 

 

Q: Will the Measure E upgrades to Westpark change the student to teacher ratio?

 

A: No.

 

General Measure Information

 

Q: What other schools are receiving Measure E upgrades that will benefit Westpark students?

 

A: South Lake Middle School and Woodbridge High School will also receive Measure E upgrades.  For more information, visit iusd.org/MeasureE.

 

Q: When South Lake Measure E upgrades are implemented, how will this impact Westpark?

 

A: We do not foresee any impacts to Westpark as a result of improvements at South Lake Middle School.

 

Communications

 

Q: How will Westpark and the District communicate Measure E updates to parents?

 

A: The District has created a Westpark Measure E webpage, iusd.org/MeasureEwp in which ongoing updates and information will be posted, including project details and timeline, a photo and video gallery, general Measure E updates and more.

In addition, Principal Rutter will continue to send updates and information to parents throughout the process. 

 

Q: If I have questions, who should I contact?

 

A: Please send Measure E questions to MeasureE@iusd.org.  You may also directly reach out to Principal Rutter for the most up-to-date and accurate information about Measure E implementation at Westpark.

 

Q: If I hear information in the community about the Westpark Measure E upgrades that concerns me, who should I contact?

 

A: If you hear information in the community that is concerning and/or raises questions, please contact Principal Rutter directly.  You may also send an email to MeasureE@iusd.org.