Multipurpose Room Renovation In The Spotlight
Source: Santa Barbara Unified School District
Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education and Superintendent Cary Matsuoka celebrated the completion of a nearly $1 million, Measure J bond-funded multipurpose room renovation project at Harding University Partnership School.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held during a first through sixth-grade school assembly. The celebration included a performance of 6th-grade orchestra and all the students sang "Hello to All the Children of the World." 6th-grade students’ Alex Velazquez Samuel Blakely and Suleima Mateo, gave presentations sharing their appreciation to the community for investing in their school. Representatives from Congressman Salud Carbajal, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, and State Assemblymember Monique Limón’s office presented certificates.
“As we celebrate the completion of this beautifully renovated multipurpose room, I want all the students in this room to hear that your community invested nearly $1 million in your school because they believe in your future,” said Wendy Sims-Moten, Board of Education Vice President.
The multipurpose room renovation project consisted of interior renovations for both the existing multipurpose building and restrooms. Improvements included a new heating system, flooring, acoustic wall panels to better absorb sound as well as 21st-century technology improvements such as an upgraded sound system, visual technology - new screen and projection system.
Harding University Partnership School Multipurpose Room serves as a place for parent education events and Westside community gatherings. This includes the annual 6th grade International Baccalaureate Exhibition as well as family literacy, math, and science nights. During school hours you can find students playing music, attending award ceremonies, eating breakfast/lunch/supper, or participating in after-school activities.
The project was made possible thanks to Measure J bond funds and completed over the summer of 2018. The total cost was $963,000 and completed under budget. Project partners include TSK, Architect; and McGillivray Construction, General Contractor.