5 Chico schools undergo summer renovations

Several schools in the Chico Unified School District are under construction to make improvements before the school year.

Posted: Jun 25, 2019 4:42 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Several schools in the Chico Unified School District are under construction to make improvements before the school year.

Some of the schools that are under construction include Neal Dow Elementary, Shasta Elementary, Marigold Elementary, Loma Vista Elementary and Emma Wilson Elementary. 

Here's a breakdown of some of the existing projects:

  • Shasta Elementary
    • New buildings and renovation of existing classrooms (Expected completion: This summer) 
  • Marigold Elementary 
    • Phase three of completion for a new two-story building 
  • Emma Wilson Elementary 
    • Addition of a Kindergarten Complex (Expected completion: Next spring) 
  • Loma Vista Elementary
    • New parking lot (Expected completion: This summer) 
  • Neal Dow Elementary 
    • Construction of the administration and multipurpose buildings (Expected completion: Next fall) 
    • Renovation of existing classrooms (Expected completion: One year after the completion of the administration and multipurpose buildings)

Julie Kistle, director of facilities and construction for the Chico Unified School District, said they have received positive feedback about all the renovations. She also said the students are excited to have new furniture and tools in their schools. 

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