The current Ten Year Facilities Master Plan Update was Board approved on March 11, 2021. The plan consists of large repair/maintenance projects, including roofing and mechanical replacements, as well as proposed capital projects such as new construction. The initial Master Plan was built on feedback from a variety of stakeholders in our District and a comprehensive facilities condition assessment by Alpha Facilities Solutions in 2014. The Facilities Master Plan is updated on an annual basis by facilities staff assessments and ongoing feedback from each site’s administration.
- 10 YEAR FACILITIES MASTER PLAN
- RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS
- 2023 FACILITIES MASTER PLAN UPDATES
- COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
10 YEAR FACILITIES MASTER PLAN
RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS
Thurston Field Modernization
The District converted the natural grass field to a multi-sport synthetic turf field. Included in the project scope was the removal of two leased portable classroom buildings and extensive repairs to the rear slope of the school The improved synthetic turf field space increases safety, playability, and significantly lowers the site's landscape irrigation water consumption. The field construction took approximately 7 months to complete and the facility was opened for use on February 4, 2022.
Thurston Classroom Modernization
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Existing building space was modernized to create two new 21st century learning environments that are used for mathematics instruction. Construction of the classrooms was completed during the 2020-21 school year and utilized starting in August of 2021.
CLASSROOM MODERNIZATION TIMELAPSE
LBHS Stadium Restroom-Storage Building
The Laguna Beach High School athletic stadium building designed by Ruhnau Clarke Architects is located between the track and baseball field near St. Ann's Drive. The building includes space for athletic team storage, restrooms, coach's office, locker room, and concessions to meet the various athletic, school, and community needs. Construction was completed and the building opened for use in January 2019.
LBHS Artists Theater Upgrades
The Artists Theater located at Laguna Beach High School was upgraded to provide code compliant accessibility to and within the Theater. Included within the upgrades was wheelchair access improvements, stair and ramp handrails, electrical lighting, and fire alarm upgrades. Construction was completed in December 2018.
LBUSD Energy Efficiency / Prop 39
The lighting at all District facilities was audited and converted from various lighting technologies to LED. Mechanical systems requiring replacement were upgraded with high-efficiency air conditioners, furnaces, and equipment. The project included the provision of air conditioning at the LBHS Dugger Gym and also a complete HVAC replacement at the LBHS Artists Theater. Construction was completed in December 2018.
TOW Classroom Replacement
At Top of the World Elementary School, three (3) portable classroom buildings were removed and replaced with permanent modular classroom buildings. The three (3) new energy efficient and sustainable buildings include high ceilings, natural light, and designs that actively engage young students. The project was completed December 2017.
LBHS Stadium Track & Turf Replacement with Drainage Improvements
The Laguna Beach High School stadium track rubber and synthetic turf was replaced with new durable high-performing systems. The polyethylene and nylon blended turf fibers provide a soft, but durable playing surface complete with shock absorbent padding. The project was completed August 2016.
2023 FACILITIES MASTER PLAN UPDATES
A master plan is a dynamic long-term planning document that provides a visionary site plan to guide future expansion with enhanced student and community access to the sites. The Laguna Beach Unified School District's Ten-Year Facilities Master Plan was board approved in 2015 and is updated annually. The initial proposals for the annual update to the master plan were presented to the Board of Education on March 23, 2023. Since the presentation of the initial proposals at the Study Session on March 23, 2023, community feedback has been received via email, at four open houses hosted throughout April and May, in public comment and through an online form. The proposals have not been finalized or approved and are continuously updated based on community feedback and direction from the Board.
The most recent proposals were presented to the Board of Education and the community at the Facilities Master Plan Study Session & Workshop on May 23.
May 23, 2023 Facilities Master Plan Study Session & Workshop
LBUSD hosted four community open houses throughout April and May to gather community feedback that informs updates to the district’s Ten-Year Facilities Master Plan. The facilities master plan will be discussed on the following dates at publicly notified meetings:
June 6, 2023 | Joint Meeting: City Council and Board of Education
505 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach, CaJune TBD | Facilities Master Plan Study Session
August 19, 2021 | Regular Board Meeting | Approval of a contract for architectural services for Transitional Kindergarten Planning and a District Office Feasibility StudySeptember 22, 2022 | Study Session | District Office Feasibility StudySeptember 22, 2022 | District Office Feasibility Study with considerations for the use of the Saint Catherine of Siena property March 23, 2023 | Study Session | 2023 Facilities Master Plan Updates, Scope of WorkMay 23, 2023 | Study Session & Workshop
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
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