“This project puts ‘students first’ which is one of our core values in OUSD,” said Superintendent Wilson. “Ensuring that we are doing everything we can to take care of the whole child is paramount; that includes ensuring that our students have access to high quality food.”
Construction activity over the next few months is expected to include raising the walls of the building and installing the roof. The interior of the building is expected to be built-out starting in Spring 2017, and the project is on track for completion during Winter 2017-18.
OUSD also had representatives from the Talent Department on hand to assist interested residents in applying for employment with the District. Likewise, staff from 360 Total Concept were also in attendance to assist individuals interested in applying for construction opportunities at The Center.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Angelic, a 5th grade student at Hoover, and her dad Mr. Escalante, a Parent Coordinator, provided a fun and informative tour of the garden at Hoover Elementary. It was incredible to witness the joy all experienced as they listened attentively to Angelic talk about her experiences volunteering in the garden since kindergarten.
Tours of the future home of The Center, located at 2850 West Street, take place on the third Wednesday each month at 9:00 a.m. To learn more about the project and to see a time-lapsed video of construction, visit www.ousdthecenter.org.
See photos from the day below. You can also read our updated Construction FAQ here for more detailed information on construction progress.