|Name||Why Rebuild Sunnyland Elementary School?|
|Description||a Communications: Public Facing Videos video|
Hi. I'm Zoe. And I'm Shania. A facilities planning task force recently recommended improvements for some of our schools. We're very glad that Sunnyland Elementary School will be on the ballot in February 2018. Sunnyland was built in 1954, and has the lowest building condition scores out of all of the elementary schools. Sunnyland has been well-loved over the past 60 years, and the original building does not meet today's energy efficiencies or technology standards. Our boiler room is below ground, and floods when it rains too much. Our school is not well-insulated, and we have the original windows. That means, on warm days, our classrooms are stuffy, and on cool days, the classrooms are cold. Our school does not have efficient space. Currently, the stage is also reading space, workspace, and storage room. It is possible if this project is approved by voters that we could continue to go to school while our new school is being built. This was how Happy Valley Elementary School was built thanks to community support from our last bond. Our school district has a great track record of engaging students, staff, families, and neighbors in the planning designs of our school. It is exciting to think about what our new school would mean for us. We love our school, and we are proud to be Sunnyland Lions.