More Improvements Headed for Park View School

Bruce-Monroe @ Park View Elementary, located on Warder Street.

Bruce-Monroe @ Park View Elementary, located on Warder Street.

A core group of School Improvement Team members met at the Bruce-Monroe @ Park View school last night to begin discussing additional improvements to the school. Among those in attendance were teachers and school administrators, representatives from DCPS and DGS, Councilmember Nadeau, Commissioner Boese, and a few parents. The primary purpose of the meeting was to set expectations for future meetings and to begin the dialogue to determine what improvements should be made.

The school currently has a budget of roughly $5.7 Million¬† to put towards design and construction. There will also be a River Smart Grant available in 2017, though the amount is not yet known but probably won’t be for more than around one to two hundred thousand dollars.

While a project high on the priority list for the school is a renovated cafeteria and parking lot, it was shared that the money needed for that project would be around $10 Million. To begin the conversation, Patrick Davis of the DC Public Schools shared a list of potential projects with the group (below).

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As part of the discussion, it was noted that there is a strong desire to finish the modernization of the school, and that the cafeteria is a high priority. The homework given to DCPS prior to the next SIT meeting is to compile a complete list of projects required to consider the Park View School building as fully modernized, along with cost estimates for those projects. While the SIT currently needs to make a decision for the use of the $5.7M, it is also interested in knowing what funding is needed to finish the modernization. The first phase of modernizing the building was completed in Summer 2012.

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3 Comments on “More Improvements Headed for Park View School”

  1. Curious George Says:

    ha! I think “build a kiln room” can go straight to the bottom of the list if they dont even have functional HVAC

  2. Angry Parakeet Says:

    Has there been a problem with breaking and entering of exterior doors? (“Add security system to exterior doors”) I saw you taking pictures of the school the other day. Mr. Community!


  3. […] a follow up to my January 21st post where I shared news that the school currently has a budget of roughly $5.7 Million to put towards […]


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