• Measure J Completed Projects Press Conferences Fall 2020


    The facilities department held a series of press conferences in the fall of 2020 to mark the completion of several projects that were afforded by funds from Measure J.  We are excited to unveil these new opportunities to our students in different parts of Oakland.  The completed projects include a brand new high school building in deep East Oakland, a new high school building, and renovations to an existing building at a high school in the Fruitvale District.  A brand new elementary school building in North Oakland and a new state-of-the-art Central Kitchen project that also includes an urban farm and an educational complex that will serve all of our students in Oakland.  

    The conferences adhered to strict Covid-19 safety guidelines and practices during the events.  While these events celebrated some major accomplishments for the Facilities Department, they were only symbolic in marking some major completions.  Due to our current restrictions, we were limited to the number of participants we could invite to the events.  We are still planning to have formal ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the project sites once our current restrictions are lifted, we look forward to celebrating these accomplishments with our school staff, parents, students, and the neighboring community.  


    Madison Park Business & Art Academy Expansion 



    The press conference for this project was held on  Tuesday, September 29th.  The project includes a new building for its high school students. The building has 14 classrooms, two labs, six offices, and other staff space.  


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    Glenview School Project


    The press conference for this project was held on Friday, October 9th. The freshly completed Glenview Elementary, which sits at the corner of La Cresta Avenue and Hampel Street, is now ready to welcome students back to class.  

    Fremont High School Construction 


    The press conference for this project was held on Wednesday, October 21st. The project includes a new academic building, gymnasium, athletic field with grandstands and press box, a new front entrance to the school, and many other amenities. 

     The Center: Central Kitchen, Instructional Farm, and Education Center
    The Center


    The press conference for this project was held on Thursday, October 29th. The project includes a Central Kitchen that will produce 35, 000 meals a day.  The project also includes a one-acre urban farm and school facility that educates students in farming, nutrition, and culinary arts, among other topics.

    Emerson Elementary Softball Field 
    Emerson Softball Field

    A new woman's softball field was constructed at Emerson Elementary.  This will include fencing, a scoreboard, a batting cage, and bullpens.  In addition, new asphalt was placed as well as basketball courts, and play structures outside of the field.   

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