BOND FUNDS COOL DOWN SCHOOLS.Byline: Donna Huffaker Staff Writer
Things are a lot cooler at Lincoln Elementary School Lincoln Elementary School is the name of numerous schools, with most of them in the U.S. named after President Abraham Lincoln, including:
Cooler and brighter.
Thanks to Measure K funds, Lincoln Elementary and five other schools started the year off with a new air-conditioning system, new roofs, new lighting and technological improvements that will continue to upgrade the district into the millennium.
``It's been a world of difference,'' said Barbara Mikolasko, Lincoln Elementary principal, on Friday.
``Most years, we start school with 100-degree temperatures, and the kids and teachers are wilted wilt 1
v. wilt·ed, wilt·ing, wilts
1. To become limp or flaccid; droop: plants wilting in the heat.
2. by lunch. It hasn't been as hot this fall, but everyone still walks into a cool classroom from recess,'' she said.
District officials on Wednesday sold the third series of the $186 million bond approved by Glendale voters in 1997, said Dick White, planning, development and facilities administrator for Glendale Unified School District The Glendale Unified School District is a school district based in Glendale, California, United States.
The school district serves the city of Glendale, portions of the city of La Cañada and the unincorporated communities of Montrose and La Crescenta. .
Officials sold $30 million in bonds Wednesday, totaling $85 million sold to date. The money has permitted the district to move forward with all design projects as well as construction at Cerritos Elementary and new classrooms at Crescenta Valley The Crescenta Valley is a small inland valley in Los Angeles County, California. Its name derives from its crescent-like shape, with the convex portion facing roughly northeast and the concave portion southwest. High, White said.
Lincoln, Fremont, Franklin, Glenoaks, La Crescenta and Monte Vista elementary schools Monte Vista Elementary School is an elementary school that is part of Santa Ana Unified School District in Orange County, California. The school categorizes its enrollment as 98% Latino or Hispanic, 1% African-American. received air conditioning air conditioning, mechanical process for controlling the humidity, temperature, cleanliness, and circulation of air in buildings and rooms. Indoor air is conditioned and regulated to maintain the temperature-humidity ratio that is most comfortable and healthful. in classrooms, administrative offices and multipurpose mul·ti·pur·pose
Designed or used for several purposes: a multipurpose room; multipurpose software.
Adjective rooms, as well as energy-efficient lighting, White said.
``We have a good credit-rating system. It's a good risk for people to buy these bonds. They'll get a good return on their investment,'' White said.
Glendale homeowners will pay about $50 per year per $100,000 assessed property value to pay back the bond issue, officials said.
The next bond sale is set for 2001, White said.
Photo: Lincoln Elementary School Principal Barbara Mikolasko adjusts the air temperature.
Tom Mendoza/Staff Photographer