A new start for Star View School

KIM CARR, Huntington Beach City Council Member; Dr. Michael Conroy, OVSD Superintendent; Gina Clayton-Tarvin, OVSD Board President; John Briscoe, OVSD Board Member; Paul Kraft, Star View Principal.

The Ocean View School District held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday at Star View Elementary to kick-off a year-long modernization project that will

take place at the site. Star View will be the fifth school in the district to be modernized by funds generated from the Measure R general obligation bond that was passed in 2016.

Gina Clayton-Tarvin, President of the OVSD Board of Trustees said, “We are so excited to be able to provide the students, staff and community with a new, state-of-the-art school. The Star View modernization will ensure that students are provided with a safe and innovative learning environment, with a rigorous curriculum that will prepare them for middle school and high school.”

The transformation of Star View will be comprehensive and will include:

• Fully modernized classrooms

• Technology classroom upgrades

• Outdoor, double-sided amphitheater

• New lunch structure tied into the amphitheater

• Reorienting the front of the school to decrease the neighborhood traffic

• New student drop off and parking area

• Infrastructure replacement – such as larger dual paned windows, lighting, air conditioning, heating, piping, drinking fountains, bathrooms upgrades, and ADA access.

• New kitchen for student meals

• New innovative classroom furniture

• New grade level appropriate play structures

• New school administrative office

Students will be relocated to an interim site for the 2022-23 school year and will return to a “new” school for the 2023-24 school year. Ledesma & Meyer Construction Company and DLR Architect Group will partner with OVSD on the project.

Star View is located at 9411 Worthy Dr. in Midway City. The OVSD is a K-8 system that serves northern Huntington Beach and parts of Fountain Valley, Westminster and Midway City.

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