Public Engagement Meetings Scheduled for January and February 2007

Save the dates January 18 and February 8 for the next community-wide meetings on the PUSD Bond Program.Both meetings will take place in the City Hall Council Chambers, 120 Vista Avenue, from 7:00-9:00 pm, and be televised on KCOM.  The topics for discussion include:

January 18, 2007 – Community-wide input on K-12 educational program needs

  • For those who missed the November meetings at PHS and Havens, this meeting will be a great opportunity to learn from school principals what public education looks like today in the classrooms, libraries, and labs throughout the Piedmont schools.

February 8, 2007 – Community-wide update on PUSD Bond Program

(Originally 1/31/07 and changed due to conflict with City’s Centennial Celebration)

  • The architectural/engineering firm of Murakami/Nelson has been hired and begun to conduct detailed engineering and cost estimation work on buildings that present the greatest seismic safety risks in our schools.  Havens is first in line for this work, followed by PHS.
  • Although recommended options on how to address the seismic needs of the priority buildings will not be available by then – on February 8, Program Manager, David Burke, and Superintendent Constance Hubbard, will provide the public with a status report on the district’s progress.
  • School Principals also will be available to answer questions from the public about educational program needs identified and discussed at their respective sites/grade levels and at public engagement meetings in November.Meeting recaps are available at: the home page, click ‘Public Engagement’ and ‘Community Meetings’, then ‘Meeting Recap’ for the November 28 and/or November 30, 2006 meeting.

We look forward to your attendance and involvement in the public engagement process!


  • A Board Workshop on State Funding of Seismic, Modernization, and Joint-use Projects has been scheduled for March12, 2007, 8-10 am, in City Hall Council Chambers.Program Manager David Burke will present information to the Board.The meeting will be televised on KCOM.


  • Through the City/School Liaison Committee, the school district is coordinating its public engagement efforts with the City and its Civic Center Master Planning Schedule.


  • Stay tuned for additional ‘News and Updates’ by going to: or call (510) 594-2614.
This update was posted on Friday, January 5th, 2007 at 8:44 pm.