December 5, 2018
The GUSD Board of Education and administration wish to express sincere gratitude to everyone who showed support for the GUSD property exchange efforts. We are sad to report that at last night’s city council meeting, the development project connected to GUSD’s property exchange was not approved by a City Council majority.
Previous communications from the Superintendent's office about the property exchange have highlighted the benefits to GUSD. The proposed new building would have doubled our square footage allowing us to bring all departments under one roof with space for a new parent center and a staff professional development center. GUSD estimates it would cost more than $40 million to renovate the district's existing building and provide adequate space and parking for district operations. Additionally, the property exchange included GUSD offering land for a community mini park. Although the project has been denied by the City Council, we will continue to communicate with our valued stakeholders regarding the GUSD facility needs.
We extend a special thank you to the Glendale Council PTA, Glendale Teachers Association, California School Employees Association, Glendale Schools Management Association, and Glendale Educational Foundation for their partnership and advocacy on behalf of this exchange. Our thanks to Mayor Sinanyan as well for his vote in support of the project on behalf of the benefits to the community and GUSD schools.
December 3, 2018
The Carmel Partners plan will go before the Glendale City Council on December 4, 2018.