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Bond Campaign Offering Mira Costa Gym Tours

Sep 19, 2016 12:05PM ● By Jeanne Fratello

Dated showers are part of the Mira Costa High School gym needing updates.

Proponents of two November bond measures to support construction and renovations at Manhattan Beach schools are offering tours of the dated Mira Costa High School gym.

The two bond measures include Measure C to renovate the elementary schools and preschool, which are up to 77 years old; and Measure EE to rebuild the 65-year old gym at Mira Costa and create a new Athletics Education Complex.

The Mira Costa gym is said to be beyond its useful life. As a central location for high school and community athletics, it has proven inadequate to support the students and the community members who use the facilities. The building's roof, floors, electrical, plumbing, locker rooms, weight rooms, bathrooms, storage and offices all need to be replaced.

The public is invited to tour the gym to assess its condition. Current tour opportunities include:
  • Every Monday at 6 pm (except 10/10)
  • Every Wednesday at 4 pm
  • Before Home Varsity Volleyball Matches
    • Tuesday, 9/27, 4:30 pm
    • Wednesday, 10/5, 4 pm
    • Monday, 10/10, 4:30 pm
    • Wednesday, 10/12, 6 pm
    • Tuesday, 10/18 4:30 pm
    • Tuesday, 10/25, 6 pm
  • Before Varsity Football Home Games – 6:15 pm
    • Friday, 9/16
    • Friday, 9/30
    • Friday, 10/14
    • Friday, 10/28
No RSVP is necessary; simply meet the tour group in front of the main gym. To schedule a different tour time, email .

Measure EE would create a safe and modern athletics complex for girls' and boys' PE, health education, and community use. It would replace wooden gym courts, instructional space, locker rooms, offices, training facilities, laundry, storage, bathrooms, ventilation, electrical and plumbing. The proposed economical and flexible design would deliver six times more usable space in order to better serve all 33 high school sports as well as the community.

Measure C would raise $114 million for renovations for Manhattan Beach elementary schools (built between 61 and 77 years ago) and preschool including repairing deteriorating roofs, repairing plumbing and electrical systems, replacing temporary classrooms, installing air conditioning as needed, renovating buildings for earthquake safety and other safety measures, and expanding middle school music classrooms.

Measure C is estimated to cost about $15 a month for the typical homeowner; Measure EE at Mira Costa is estimated to cost $5 a month, all tax deductible.

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