The new stuff East Whittier City School District students will see when they return


The new stuff East Whittier City School District students will see when they return
  1. The new stuff East Whittier City School District students will see when they return
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    Some elementary schoolers in the East Whittier City School District will be greeted Tuesday by a new playground, as well as upgraded roofs, fences, concrete, paint, walkways and storage bins at their…
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The East Whittier City School District completed several projects over the summer funded by the recently passed bond measures R and Z. The projects included a new playground at La Colima Elementary School, which had previously been full of safety hazards. (Photos courtesy East Whittier City School District)

Some elementary schoolers in the East Whittier City School District will be greeted Tuesday by a new playground, as well as upgraded roofs, fences, concrete, paint, walkways and storage bins at their schools.

The projects were completed over the summer at La Colima, Laurel, Mulberry and Orchard Dale elementary schools. Hillview Middle School, Evergreen Elementary, Ocean View Elementary and Scott Avenue Elementary School students will also find fresh coats of paint on their lunch shelters.

Rick Holash, the district’s chief business officer, said the new playground at La Colima Elementary School was one of the district’s top priorities after the community voted to pass Measures R and Z in November.

“There are priorities at all 13 schools, but knew we couldn’t do all 13 schools at once, so we selected the projects with the highest need” to be completed this summer, he said.

The playground was key because tree stumps and roots created safety hazards for the kids. Students had to be moved to another playground for the past year.

“Now the playground is complete and ready for the kids to climb all over it on Tuesday,” Holash said.

The projects cost about $6…

The East Whittier City School District completed several projects over the summer funded by the recently passed bond measures R and Z. The projects included a new playground at La Colima Elementary School, which had previously been full of safety hazards. (Photos courtesy East Whittier City School District)
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