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School Improvements Underway In District

During the summer break, Riverbank Unified School District is performing a deep cleaning at all the school sites including California Avenue Elementary, Cardozo Middle School, and Riverbank High School. As reported in a RUSD staff newsletter, custodial crews will be cleaning carpets, refinishing floors and cleaning areas that cannot be cleaned during the school year. They will also be repairing and replacing items.

The district is looking to acquire the property east of California Avenue Elementary. The plans for an office redesign have been approved and began this month. The project will partially be funded by Measure G. The library will be moved due to the office redesign. Elsewhere, a shade structure project is in progress in the kindergarten area. The shade structure is being constructed offsite and is estimated to be installed in July. The nine trees donated by the PTA were planted in April and are doing well. Two classrooms at California Avenue will have the carpet replaced. A refrigerated bottle filling drinking fountain will be installed on campus. The idea behind the fountain, according to staff, is that it will cut down on the use of disposable bottled water and encourage the students to drink more water.

Cardozo Middle School’s administration building is going to have a fresh coat of paint in two offices. The library will have the carpet replaced and the district is set to create a site facility master plan in preparation for Measure G projects. Cardozo will also have a refrigerated bottle filling drinking fountain installed during summer break.

At Riverbank High School, the all-weather track was inspected by the manufacturer, with no issues found with the track material. The track was deep cleaned, which prepared it to be restriped this summer, with that work having already been completed. The JV baseball field will have the backstop rebuilt and painted. The chain-link fence will be repaired. Along with carpet being replaced at the high school, the parking lot will be resealed and restriped. RHS will also have a new drinking fountain installed.

Riverbank Language Academy installed new drinking fountains and will have carpet replaced in a classroom. The asphalt playground area at the RLA campus, meanwhile, was resealed and restriped during spring break. Mesa Verde Elementary is getting a new drinking fountain this summer as well.

All the projects are expected to be completed in time for the students to return in early August.