John Burroughs Middle School Holding Modernization Meeting on Wednesday

John Burroughs Middle School
John Burroughs Middle School

Parents, neighbors and stakeholders of John Burroughs Middle School are invited to a community meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, to discuss plans for a major upcoming modernization of the school’s facilities.

According to the Los Angeles Unified School District, the project may include “some or all of the following”:

· Removal of bungalows
· Demolition and/or replacement of existing buildings
· Retrofitting buildings (for earthquake safety)
· Remodeling classrooms, cafeteria, library, etc.
· Upgrades to athletic fields
· Rehabilitation of historical buildings
· Improvements to student drop-off zones and paths of travel
· Upgrades to plumbing and electrical systems and much, much more…

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The school, which was built in 1924, is the designated middle school for students attending Wilshire Park, Charles H. Kim, Hancock Park, Queen Anne, Rosewood, 3rd Street, Van Ness, West Hollywood and Wilshire Crest Elementary Schools.  Several rounds of community-funded beautification projects over the last 10 years or so have greatly improved the public face of the school, but more work remains on the aging interior facilities, which this major effort,  undertaken by the Los Angeles School District, will address.

For more information about the meeting or the modernization project, contact José De Paz, LAUSD Facilities Services Division Community Relations at (213) 241-1347 (main line) or (213) 241-1334 (direct).

The meeting will be held in the John Burroughs Multi-Purpose Room600 South Mc Cadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90005

Also, in addition to the community meeting, LAUSD is looking for a few stakeholders to participate in a “project advisory group” for the Burroughs modernization project, which will provide input throughout the 4-6 year span of the effort.  If you’re interested in being part of that group, contact Teresa Akins at teresa.akins@lausd.net

John Burroughs Middle School
Modernization Project Meeting
Wednesday, January 20, 6:00 p.m.
Multi Purpose Room
600 S. McCadden Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90005

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About Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - first in the Sycamore Square neighborhood, and since 2012 in West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill. She was long-time board member of the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association, currently serves on the board of the West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill Neighborhood Association, spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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