On the La Cumbre Junior High School campus, there is a multipurpose room that is used by both La Cumbre, and the Santa Barbara Community Academy (SBCA). Conversations with both principals have revealed that the space is severely underutilized, and that converting the large existing room into a shared maker space would be ideal for the students and staff at both schools.
The repurposed building would provide a large space for updated technology and equipment to support project-based learning for several grade levels. New flooring, energy efficient lighting, and a movable wall system to allow for a flexible learning environment are included in the design. The project will also upgrade existing electrical and data systems to meet future needs, and will include a new audio/video system.
The budget for this project is $1,081,390, and will come from the Measure J project identified for SBCA classroom upgrades. The construction budget is $875,411, with a contingency of $108,139.
This agenda item is asking the Board to approve a contract with TSK architects to design the project.