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NMUSD gets schools prepared for students’ return on September 3

While kids have been enjoying summer, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) facilities and maintenance crews have been hard at work to ensure clean and beautiful facilities for the students return on September 3. 

And just so you know the size of that challenge, figure that two million square feet of building space makes up the district along with 13 million square feet of landscape and turf.

On the building side, here’s some of what was done: deep clean classrooms and carpets; replace carpet and flooring where needed; repaint; preventative roof maintenance; and preventative air conditioning maintenance.

On the field and turf side, playground wood chips were replaced with synthetic turf; parking lots were restriped; asphalt was coated and repaired; and concrete and sidewalks were repaired.

NMUSD gets schools maintenance CdM High School

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Work continues on the CdM High School sports fields

Additional work included the installation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning at Harbor View, Mariners, Newport, Newport Heights and Ensign.

B-t-w, Newport Harbor High School is on next year’s list.

Energy efficient lighting replaced much of the fluorescent lighting around the district that should result in savings of more than $100,000 and earn more than $700,000 in incentives from Edison.

Automated External Defibrillators were installed at every school that didn’t previously have one on hand.

Work continued on the Corona del Mar sports fields (completed by graduation 2020).

Security fencing was planned for future installation at CdMHS and Ensign.

You can learn more about the projects throughout the district at the link here.