Lydiksen Elementary School - Rebuild/Modernization Project


Project Description: 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.  


Funding Source: Measure I1

Estimated Cost: $30,000,000.00


Architect: Aedis Architects


Groundbreaking (project start): February 2020


Estimated Completion Date: Summer 2021

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! 

On October 23, 2018, the Board of Trustees received an update on the Lydiksen Elementary School Rebuild/Modernization Project. Download the presentation be clicking the link below.
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)
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.
Originally Built in 1968