A series of school tours will provide parents and community members with an opportunity to see firsthand why the Community Task Force on Facilities prioritized these schools for improvements as part of Proposition S, which will appear on the April 4 ballot.
The task force, which included parents, students, community members and SPS staff, studied the needs of all SPS schools and determined these projects were the most critical to ensure quality learning environments for all students and to enhance the safety and security of schools.
The proposed improvements include safety and security upgrades at all schools, constructing a new Pipkin Middle School and a new Reed Academy, renovating Pershing School and constructing storm shelter gymnasiums at six elementary schools.
Tours have been scheduled for Reed, Pershing and Pipkin schools. At each location, community members will have the opportunity to participate in a guided tour of the school and to hear an informational presentation about Proposition S.
Below are the dates and locations of the scheduled events:
Thursday, March 2
- Reed Academy, 2000 N. Lyon Ave.: Tour at 5:30 p.m. followed by presentation at 6 p.m.
Monday, March 6
- Pipkin Middle School, 1215 N. Boonville Ave.: Tour at 5:30 p.m. followed by presentation at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 7
- Pershing School, 2120 S. Ventura Ave.: Tour at 5:30 p.m. followed by presentation at 6 p.m.
Want to know more about Proposition S?
Watch this video or read more about all Proposition S projects.