Bond Projects

  • Measure L

    The San Mateo Union High School District wishes to extend its gratitude to the voters and taxpayers of our District for their support of Measure L - a $385 million general obligation bond to make improvements to facilities across the District. On December 17, 2020, the Board approved a bond project list and bond issuance schedule which served to launch projects under Measure L.  

    Moody’s Investors Service maintains a Aaa rating on Measure L. This is the best possible rating for a general obligation bond and reflects the District’s ability to repay debt. This means Measure L is a solid investment for our taxpayers in addition to being a great investment for the future of our students and their schools.  

    On June 9, 2022, the Board heard a construction update on Measure L summer projects.

  • Capuchino Sports Complex

    Work continues on time and on budget at the Capuchino Sports complex. Turf at the secondary soccer fields and lacrosse fields were installed. Turf will be installed at the softball fields and the multi-use field this summer. 

    View of Capuchino sports field

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Work continues on the seven-court tennis complex (including two lighted courts which will be available for student and community use (timeframe).

    Tennis courts at Capuchino under construction

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Turf will be installed at the lighted softball field adjacent to the stadium field this summer.

    Capuchino softball field under construction

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Each of these fields will be turned over to the school in July and will be ready for student use in the fall. 

    The beautiful new baseball fields will be completed in mid November.

    Mills Sports Complex

    Construction is progressing at Mills High school on the softball and multi-purpose field . 

    MHs softball and multi use field under construction

       

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    The new lighted baseball field will be turned over to the school this fall well in advance of baseball season.

    Mills High School Lighted Baseball Field Under Construction Photo Collage


  • Transite Panel Projects at Aragon, Hillsdale and Mills

    In October 2021 the Board of Trustees approved $56 million for general work on the transite panel projects at Aragon, Hillsdale and Mills High Schools. The project involved installing new exterior surfaces to each of the schools to encapsulate non-friable encapsulated asbestos panels to improve sustainability and the appearance of the buildings.


    Work began this summer at Aragon, Hillsdale and Mills High Schools that will encapsulate transite panels to improve sustainability and improve the appearance of buildings. Summer projects at these schools also include replacing window glazing to reduce school energy costs. These projects will be completed by the start of the 2022-23 school year. 

    The Aragon, Hillsdale and Mills campuses will be partially closed over the summer,


    Aragon

    AHS Building Rendering  Construction of Transite Panels at Aragon High  Aragon High Construction

    At Aragon, the work will allow for encapsulating interior and exterior transite panels and the replacement of window glazing for energy efficiency. New wayfinding signage will be installed. Design elements will be modernized to emphasize important points of entry and improve the overall aesthetic at the school. The estimated project cost for Aragon is $18,872,420. 

      

    Hillsdale

    HHS Color Scheme for Building

    At Hillsdale, transite panels will be encapsulated, and window glazing will be replaced with dual panes for energy efficiency. The school’s lift will be replaced for access compliance and concrete will be refinished throughout the school. Exposed structural elements and surfaces will be painted throughout the campus. Exposed steel will be painted to match the school’s new color scheme. Guardrail panels will be replaced throughout the campus. Roll-up doors will be replaced. Skylights will be installed to allow natural light to increase visibility and safety. The estimated project cost for Hillsdale is $ $20,804,097.

    Mills

    Mills Building Rendering  Mills Transite Panel COnstruction  MHs Transite Panel Construction

    At Mills, interior and exterior transite panels will be encapsulated. Window glazing will be replaced for energy efficiency. Signage will be added and roll up doors will be replaced. Logo graphics and signage will be added to welcome students to the Home of the Vikings! The site plan also calls for organic pathways and sail-shaped shade structures on the Murchison Drive entry. The estimated project cost for Mills is $16,354,241. 

    Exposed transite panels will be encapsulated, and window glazing will be replaced.
     
    Final schematic designs were approved by the Board for AHS, HHS and MHS at their March 24, 2022 meeting.


    Burlingame Building A HVAC and Roof Replacement

    Work began this summer on the replacement of the HVAC system and roof of Building A on the Burlingame campus. Construction is scheduled for June through August of 2022. The anticipated total project cost is $5,453,700

    Photo collage of Burlingame High HVAC Construction Work

  • Hillsdale Domestic Water Pipe Replacement

    HHS Domestic Water Replacement COnstruction

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Board of Trustees recently approved the schematic design, budget and schedule presented for the Hillsdale High School Domestic Water Pipe Replacement Project. The project scope includes the replacement of the existing cold-water piping in the existing utility tunnel at Hillsdale High School. Existing water lines will be removed  and replaced connecting the building systems outside the building.   

    Construction is scheduled for June through August 2022.

    The anticipated total project cost is $592,170. 


    District-Wide Public Address System Project

    The Board of Trustees recently approved the schematic design, budget and schedule presented for the District-Wide Public Address System Project. The purpose of the project is to migrate the PA system form a proprietary system to an open-source system with readily available parts and non-exclusive services agreements. The project scope includes replacement of the PA systems at Aragon, Burlingame, Capuchino, Hillsdale, Mills and San Mateo High Schools.  

    Beginning in June, the District will install a new District-Wide public address system at all comprehensive school sites to provide for better school safety and easier communication on the sites. The project is expected to be completed before the start of the 2022-23 school year.

    The anticipated total project cost is $3,283,036.


    District-Wide Path of Travel Lighting

    The Board of Trustees recently approved the schematic design, budget and schedule presented for the District-Wide Path of Travel Lighting  Project. The project scope includes photometric and path of travel studies to determine which pathways require lighting augmentation thus enabling the design of lighting plans and options for each site. The project will improve wayfinding and safety at campuses. 

    Construction is scheduled for June through August 2022.

    The anticipated total project cost is $1,739,167. 


    Approval of Schematic Design for Gym at San Mateo High School

    SMHS Gym Schematic Design

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    On May 19, 2022, the Board approved the schematic design for replacement of the main gym at San Mateo High School. 

    The project scope includes construction of a new gym building totaling approximately 20,085 square feet to be constructed on the site of the existing tennis courts. The facility will be sized to accommodate a ninety-four foot basketball court with the option of two eighty-four foot perpendicular courts for practice. It will also be striped for volleyball and badminton. The gym will include two new team rooms with adjacent toilets and showers, a classroom space, a training room, a lobby and a gender-neutral changing room and restroom. The existing tennis courts will be replaced with new courts south of the baseball field as a separate project. The existing small gym will be repurposed as a fitness center.

    Construction is scheduled for May 2023 through December 2024.

    The anticipated total project cost is $22,579,458.


    Approval of Schematic Design for Burlingame High School Gym Replacement Project 

    Schematic Design for Burlingame High School Gym Replacement Project

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    On June 23, 2022, the Board approved the schematic design for replacement of the gym at Burlingame High School.

    The project scope includes construction of a new gym building totaling approximately 37,492 square feet to be constructed on the site of the existing gyms. The project includes a Main Gym sized to accommodate a 94 foot basketball court with seating for 1,032 for basketball and 1,490 for assemblies. It will also be striped for volleyball and badminton with basketball cross courts for practice and P.E. The Auxiliary Gym is also sized for a 94 foot’ court. Plans include a wrestling room, fitness center, training room, locker rooms and team rooms, a gender-neutral changing and toilet room and generous restrooms for assemblies and athletic competitions.   

    Construction is scheduled for May 2023 through December 2024.

    The anticipated total project cost is $40,521,620. 

Completed Projects

  • Field Renovations at Mills and Capuchino High Schools - Completed October 2020

    Views of Mills and Capuchino High Schools New Athletic Fields

    Construction began in May 2020 at Mills and Capuchino High Schools to provide dramatic improvements to fields and stadiums at the schools. The project at Capuchino replaced the grass field with synthetic turf at the school’s stadium field. 

    The project at Mills included the same synthetic turf of the school’s stadium field. Synthetic turf fields are less costly to maintain. They reduce a large carbon footprint created by natural fields and allow teams to practice and play even if the weather is inclement. These projects will bring Mills and Capuchino into greater parity with the other four comprehensive schools in terms of facilities. Both stadium projects were budgeted at $2.3 million each and were completed in October 2020. 

     

    Surveillance Cameras - Completed June 2020

    Close up pictire of a surveillance cameraIn June 2020 work began to install new surveillance cameras at schools across the District. The Board of Trustees is committed to providing a school environment that promotes the safety of students, staff, and visitors to school grounds. The Board also recognizes the importance of protecting District property, facilities, and equipment from vandalism and theft. The total cost for the project was $1.6 million. Work was completed over the summer of 2020.