By Nick Sestanovich
The Governing Board of Benicia Unified School District will hear a discussion on options for Benicia Middle School’s lower campus redesign at Thursday’s meeting.
Roxanne Egan, the Measure S bond director, will be leading the discussion. Measure S was approved by Benicia voters in June 2014 to provide $49.6 million in bond funding for projects that would improve student life at each of the district’s seven schools. Projects include an upgraded stadium at Benicia High School, upgraded playgrounds at all the elementary schools, improved phone systems at all the schools and improving the PA system at all the schools.
At the Oct. 6 meeting, the school board voted to approve Oakland-based HY Architects for Benicia Middle’s lower campus renovation project, another item on the Measure S bond’s Facility Master Plan. The project will largely consist of replacing the portables on the lower end of campus with new buildings and replacing the tennis courts.