Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on February 9, 1958 · 111
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · 111

Oakland, California
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Sunday, February 9, 1958
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M 15 MOVING DAY AT OUR SCHOOL-WHAT A LARK! By ROY GRIMM OjHand Tribune, Sunday, Feb. 9, 1958 Moving day can be fun v. (n you arc only 5 or 6 and ! to help. That's what happened at S ( i rman School when kinde?-VMi ten and first graders helped ttnir older schoolmates and ti-achers move into Oakland's ii .vest classrooms last week. The move marked the open-in of the first new school to h. financed by a $40,000,000 k r id issue approved by vot-in 1956. Nearly 50 school );. tiding projects are planned in a four-year, citywide revamping of. Oakland schools. Ground was broken last May 27 for a new Sherman School at 5328 Brann St. Completed are eight general classrooms, a kindergarten, a special education room, library and administrative offices. They replace a building declared a "very poor" earthquake risk in 1953 Since then students have studied in portable classrooms Sherman is the first major building project to be completed, although a two-room addition to Whittcn S hool has been in use since last summer. Nine other schools are being built and four more will be started within a. month. The new school has cost $270,242 to date for construction and site development. In addition. $18,000 was spent for more land and, although all bills are not in, the budget calls for $22,500 worth of equipment and about $25,000 for surveys, plans and inspection fees The construction cost was about $17,500 under the budget set by a joint committee of citizens and Board of Education members. Altogether the new school will represent an investment of about $336,000. The school was designed by architects Edward T. Foulkes and Charles W. Dennis. It Was built by F. P. Lathrop Construction Co. of Berkeley. There are 245 students now enrolled in the new school which is designed to eventually house 330 pupils. A formal dedication ceremony will be held in April. Oakland School Department photo moot mpc'nysr L:tv,v:. k f , hi; v&i vif7-. . JM iwSls u3 , jft !;PV - i '. ':"C 'TV wim.i ? Q I iff AT. t i. jsE-t:;-- ::!F: lJi '"' Ha ft iv'sl - v ' i" ''v' " " - .mmJn L, '' " '"' I ' $ . w wtJnwiM iiiai.iMi'.ii;.i'Wi''"''r-ill"'"wfi""1"'tt i I tut i ; I,' ' " " C. 'S - trt jr . - t ----- Miss Margaret Jipp's kindergarten class moves into its new classroom. Talk about fun! lV -v :r i A- 51 j Kurt Chapman makes certain his favorite nature study book Is not left behind Ships, balls, blocks, books nothing is left behind by Jack Van Geem deft), in thm rA rvnrtnhla rlnnnroom when he moves. That's Miss lipp handing him Richard Marks and Noreen Truitl as they pack for bia move to kinderaarten in me ooox. new onennan ocnooi oca uu emumuoui v new Sherman School. AQ students helped with the Job.

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