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Safety Upgrades: School Fencing (Summer 2018)
Posted 8/31/18

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) facilities staff, in conjunction with our district’s security consultant, fencing expert, and school site administrators conducted physical site safety reviews at each of our schools and district owned properties to determine potential enhancements to improve physical school security. 

As part of this review the following physical security and safety enhancements are expected to begin construction on September 17, 2018, with construction expected to be complete in October, 2018. Additional projects will be considered in the future.

Corona del Mar (CdM) Middle and High School

Additional fencing will be installed to close gaps in the existing chain link fence surrounding CdM Middle and High School, along Vista del Oro and Mar Vista Drive. Rarely used pedestrian gates also will be permanently closed to enhance security.

Davis Magnet School

The existing four-foot fence at the rear of the campus will be replaced with a six-foot fence.

Estancia High School

  • The existing four-foot chain link fence near the south parking lot (solar panel parking lot) will be replaced with a six-foot fence.
  • Additional fencing will be installed to close gaps in the existing chain link fence, between the campus and Joanne Street residences.
  • A six-foot chain link fence will be installed between the locker room building and the tennis court area.
  • A six-foot chain link fence also will be installed between the high school and the NMUSD owned property to the west of the campus (known as the Waldorf School).
  • Currently fenced areas, between the campus and neighboring homes, will be repaired as needed.

Ensign Intermediate School

Additional (temporary) chain link fencing will be installed along the parking lot, library building and front office to direct campus visitors to the main office entry.

Ensign Intermediate also is scheduled to get new Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) installed in the summer of 2019. Upon approval by the Board of Education, the following school facility enhancements also are anticipated in the summer of 2019:

  • Temporary fence replaced with a permanent fence
  • Front office reconfiguration for improved visibility and access
  • Parking lot reconfiguration to accommodate additional on-site parking

Additional information about these future projects to come.

For more information please visit the Maintenance and Operations Website.