After undergoing extensive renovations, an elementary school in Burlingame will be open for classes for the first time in almost 40 years.
Nearly 200 kids are gearing up for their first day at Hoover Elementary on Aug. 24, but before then, administrators are racing around the clock to put the finishing touches on classrooms, which were last used in 1979.
In order to reopen the school, the Burlingame Elementary School District was required to come up with plans that would ease traffic congestion on Summit Street, an already windy road. Residents in the surrounding area had initially opposed the school’s reopening due to traffic concerns, but dropped them when the district’s plans were deemed sufficient.
“It’s very exciting,” Maggie MacIsaac, the superintendent of the district, said in an interview for the San Mateo Journal. “To open Hoover is exciting bit it is also exciting to see work on our other schools.”
Like many other districts in the Bay Area, Burlingame has prioritized getting tech into classrooms across its K-12 education centers.