A schedule for the completion of air conditioning for all schools has been announced by the Garden Grove Unified School District. Currently 56 campuses have school-wide air conditioning with the remaining 12 schools set to receive a/c during the summer of 2019 and 2020.
The schedule of completion includes Crosby, Evans, Excelsior, Morningside, Murdy, Peters K-3 and Riverdale elementary schools which are set to receive a/c during the summer of 2019 and Brookhurst, Cook, Lawrence, Marshall and Mitchell elementary schools to receive a/c during the summer of 2020.
As recently as five years ago, only 15 of the district’s schools had a/c. Most GGUSD schools were built prior to a/c becoming a standard element of school design and construction. In 2010, GGUSD voters approved Measure A, the district’s first bond measure which paved the way for a/c by upgrading infrastructure and electrical systems.
The Board of Education made a commitment to bring a/c to all schools beginning with an allocation of district facility funds to get started. The successful passage of the district’s second bond measure, Measure P, in 2016, will provide for the completion of district-wide air conditioning.
The first issuance of Measure P bond funds came in April 2017 and district leaders have worked hard to reduce the air conditioning implementation schedule down from 10 years to four years.