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Proposition E would pay for more learning spaces, building upgrades.Because of the burgeoning student population, there is no space to spare in many classrooms throughout the district.

Proposition E would pay for more learning spaces, building upgrades.
High school students holding health education class in the gym lobby. Students sit on the floor and steps during lessons.

Proposition E would pay for more learning spaces, building upgrades.
Current plans call for more than a dozen additional classrooms for the MRH High School/Middle School, if Proposition E is successful.

Proposition E would pay for more learning spaces, building upgrades.Under Proposition E, the MRH Alternative Services Programs -- Student Success Center and New Visions -- would be integrated into the main campus. Currently, both programs take place in former residential structures across the street and west of the campus. Neither is ADA compliant.

Proposition E would pay for more learning spaces, building upgrades.One cafeteria services both the High School and Middle School. Students often encounter no available seating, particularly during breakfast period. Proposition E proceeds would add dozens of additional seats, increase the kitchen capacity, and enlarge the adjacent Teen Kitchen and Weekend on Wheels Food Pantry sorting center.

Proposition E would fund additional learning spaces, vital building upgrades.Students in the High School and Middle School share one very crowded gymnasium, taking classes on either side of a divider. Options under Proposition E include enlarging the gym and potentially adding an all-new one.

Proposition E would fund additional learning spaces, vital building upgrades.The spacious, decades-old boiler room contains non-working mechanicals; funds from Proposition E would convert this badly-needed square footage for student learning and activities.

The HS/MS HVAC units show the damage of being past their limits. They operate on shared thermostats, a system which creates dramatic variations in heating/cooling among adjacent classrooms.  

Proposition E would fund additional learning spaces, vital building upgrades.Hours after the storm, rainwater ponds on the flat roof of the High School/Middle School building. With nowhere to drain, the water poses a structural hazard.

Proposition E would fund additional learning spaces, vital building upgrades.This Middle School boys' restroom was without wash basins for two days after a pipe which drains both sinks ruptured. Much of the plumbing in this 1929 building is original. 

Proposition E would fund more learning spaces, vital building upgrades.These units heat and cool the east and west side classrooms at MRH Elementary School. They are well past their age and expensive compressor replacements occur often.

Proposition E would fund additional learning space, vital building upgrades.Multiple entrances at the MRH Elementary School pose a potential safety vulnerabiity. Prop E renovations would create a secured entry.

Proposition E would fund additional learning spaces, vital building upgrades.The MRHE counselors and nursing staff occupy this second floor suite. Renovations would consolidate all school offices, creating more space for learning. 

 Proposition E would fund additional learning space, vital building upgrades.Proposition E would pay for site improvements at the Elementary School playground, parking lot and driveway.

Proposition E would fund additional learning space, vital building upgrades.
Proposition E would pay for site improvements at the Elementary School playground, parking lot and driveway.

Proposition E would fund additional learning space, vital building upgrades.Drainage improvements are sorely needed at MRH Early Childhood Center.

Proposition E would fund additional learning space, vital building upgrades.Six inches of standing water on the ECC playground at the Oakland Avenue fence. 

Proposition E would fund additional learning space, vital building upgrades.ECC would receive numerous safety upgrades in the form of a more secure entryway to the office, as well as security features for doors and windows.

The MRH Long-Range Facilties Task Force, comprising district staff, community stakeholders, businesspeople, faith leaders, and civic officials convened four times during the fall of 2019. With guidance from Ittner Architects, this panel whittled down the district's structural needs and priorities.

Proposition E would fund additional learning space, vital building upgrades.
The MRH Long-Range Facilties Task Force.

Proposition E would fund additional learning space, vital building upgrades.

Representatives of Ittner Architects, MRH's partner in the facilities planning process.

Proposition E would fund additional learning space, vital building upgrades.

The MRH Safe & Inspirational Spaces Committee worked in tandem with the Long-Range Planning group to ensure that the district's commitment to the welfare of all students and staff remains paramount.

Proposition E would fund additional learning space, vital building upgrades.

The MRH Board of Directors met frequently for work sessions with administrators and Ittner Architects. Their mission was to identify immediate priorities and assess the district's financial position in order to reach those goals.

Proposition E would fund additional learning space, vital building upgrades.On January 16, 2020, the MRH Board of Directors decided to ask district voters for permission to sell bonds in the amount of $30 million to fund large-scale structural improvements. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The MRH Board of Education holds a Town Hall meeting to explain Proposition E on February 12, 2020, at the MRH Elementary School.