Lydiksen Elementary School - Rebuild/Modernization Project

Project Information:

The PUSD Board of Trustees approved the allocation of $30 million to rebuild and modernize the Lydiksen Elementary School campus in the first issuance of Measure I1 bonds on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The Lydiksen campus rebuild and modernization was included in the board approved Measure I1 project list to provide new, modern 21st century classrooms to students served by the elementary school built in 1968.  


Project Scope:

Increment 1: Relocation and alteration of 2 existing portables D1 & D2, new entry canopy structure, metal shade structure, demolition of existing 4 circular buildings, overall site grading and landscaping, exterior improvements to existing buildings C, E and J.

Increment 2: Modular construction consisting of 3 classroom buildings, campus center, and administration building. 


Project Schedule:

The project is estimated to be completed in the summer of 2021.

Current Status:

Project scope has been undergoing value engineering and $2-3 million have been identified in savings. The VE process and contract will be completed by May.


           Click here to see an overhead view of the work happening on campus on April 17, 2020.
  Click here to see an overhead view of the work happening on campus the week of May 18, 2020.


Funding Source: Measure I1

Project Budget: $36,860,000


Architect: Aedis Architects

Contractor: Bothman Construction


Groundbreaking (project start): February 2020

Estimated Completion Date: Summer 2021

Originally Built: 1968

On February 26, 2019 the Board received an update on the action taken by the Facilities Sub-Committee and Approved a contract with JL Construction for the Modular Building Bid.

At the February 8, 2019 Board Facility Subcommittee meeting, the Administration presented data and information relevant to the project.  Following a recap of the prior presentations and some additional information and discussion, Trustee Hintzke made the motion to:

  • Proceed with approving modular bid without the alternates (without additional new buildings),
  • Maintain Building B and the number of classrooms at Lydiksen,
  • Proceed with the redesign of site work, and
  • Continue to stub out for a potential future building, as resources become available.
Classroom Furniture Pilot 
On April 17, 2018 the Board of Trustees unanimously approved the Lydiksen Elementary School Pilot Furniture Proposal. Thank you to our three (3) pilot teachers listed below for volunteering to test out the new mobile and flexible classroom furniture.
Arlene Simpelo, First Grade
Rachel Ensler, Second Grade
Renee Vernon, Third Grade
On March 12, 2019, The Board of Trustees approved the Elementary Classroom Furniture Standard for Newly Opened Classrooms (Item 12.6)

PUSD created a Lydiksen campus committee comprised of Lydiksen parents, teachers, and staff as well as District staff to help guide the vision, planning and process for the project. The committee held a series of meetings to host collaborative discussions to help move the Lydiksen rebuild and modernization project forward.

After a series of meetings and much discussion, the Lydiksen Campus Committee agreed on a conceptual design for the Lydiksen Elementary rebuild and modernization. On February 27, 2018 the conceptual design was presented for information and discussion to the Board of Trustees. This went through many iterations based on feedback from the Committee. 

View photos from our amazing Lydiksen Campus Committee Meetings below!