Several construction projects to relieve overcrowding in Southeast area schools are expected to begin this year, many this month, in a $335-million program that the Los Angeles Unified School District hopes to complete by 1990. Forty district projects have been financed from a statewide bond issue for the construction of new schools and rehabilitation of existing schools, said Patrick Spencer, a school district spokesman.
Spencer said the Southeast projects are the first from the district's allocation of the bond money. A state bond issue was approved by voters in Novmeber, 1982, to provide $500 million for school projects. Of that money, $150 million is for the refurbishing of school facilities and $350 million is for construction of new schools.
Throughout the Los Angeles area, 16 new schools will be built and a number of schools will be refurbished, Spencer said. Among the projects in Southeast, for a total of $131.5 million, are plans for five new schools in South Gate, Bell and Maywood.
The projects include:
Location Cost Date* Maywood, $3 million 7/87 Fishburn Ave. Elem. School Maywood, $3.7 million 10/87 Loma Vista Elem. Bell, near $10.7 million 2/89 Randolph St. and Atlantic Ave. Cudahy Clara St., near Otis Ave. $11.7 million 1/89 South Gate $8.3 million 10/87 High School South Gate, $10.5 million 12/88 Montara Ave., near Tweedy Bl. South Gate $1.9 million 11/87 Elem. School Liberty Blvd. South Gate $12.9 million 4/89 San Miguel and Michigan Aves. South Gate $63.4 million 12/90 near Firestone, Atlantic Aves.