From the Feb. 8, 2012 edition
By Elaine Weinreb
Press Staff Writer
McKinleyville High School is slowly beginning to see the results of Measure Q, the $25,800 million bond passed by voters in 2010.
About half the funds were allocated for Mack High, and half for Arcata High.
Northern Humboldt Union High School District Superintendent Kenny Richards said that the first projects undertaken were those intended to improve the safety of the two campuses.
At Mack High, the building is being re-wired to support new school intercom systems, phones and clocks. Internet connectivity was improved, and projectors were replaced
onstruction is expected to be completed this month. The cost for these improvements is estimated at $200,000.
The next project to be undertaken will be new bleachers at Mack High. The new bleachers will conform to the handicapped-accessibility laws, and also have new bathrooms, and a new sound system. The estimated cost is $2.6 million.
According to the high school district’s web page, construction of the bleachers is supposed to begin this summer and be completed in 2013.
A $400,000 upgrade to the school library and media center is supposed to begin this fall and be completed by summer of 2013.
An array of various improvements at Mack High involving vocational technology, home economics, culinary studies, multipurpose room lighting, the art room, the graphic room, and other unspecified items is scheduled for 2013/2014. Further details are not available at this time.
Those improvements are estimated to cost $3.6 million. .
Physical education facilities, including an improved gym floor, locker rooms, and a field are scheduled for construction during the first half of 2014. That project will cost about $4.2 million.
An item described only as “site technology upgrades” will occur at various intervals over the next two years. These unspecified upgrades will cost $769,000.