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Hoover and Taft Students Celebrate Modernized Learning Spaces


In 2021-22, Redwood City School District (RCSD) students at both Hoover and Taft schools celebrated the completion and grand opening of the Measure T Modernization and Construction Project for their respective schools.

The projects at both school sites are part of several projects in Phase I of the school district’s Bond Program, which is modernizing and improving all schools across the school district. 

Students at both schools joined their principal, Superintendent Dr. John Baker, and Board Trustees in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, marking the official opening of their modernized learning spaces. 

“As we celebrate the opening of completed projects throughout our school district, we continue to thank voters in Redwood City for believing in our students,” said Superintendent Baker. 

Taft students participating in the ribbon-cutting of their new school building
Taft students participating in the ribbon-cutting of their new school building

On November 3, 2015, local voters approved Measure T, a bond measure to fund facility improvements throughout RCSD. The district’s Bond Program is helping the district complete required repairs and upgrades to its facilities as most RCSD sites are 50 years old and three are more than 80 years old. A Facilities Master Plan, developed during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years, helped identify several priorities to update and repair.

Features of the Hoover Modernization and Construction Project Under Phase I Include:

  • New gymnasium building
  • New perimeter fencing 
  • Upgrades to new security hardware for doors 
  • Fire alarm system upgrade 
  • New security camera (cctv) system 
  • New electric vehicle charging stations (funded through a PG&E grant)
  • Back-up generator for kitchen equipment
  • Expansion of existing staff parking lot
  • Flooring replacement at select locations
  • ADA upgrades, including path of travel at select locations
  • Campus wide exterior painting 
  • Technology upgrades (tvs, wiring, clock speakers, red cat speaker system)
  • Construction of new student garden 
  • New play structures 
  • New picnic tables and umbrellas 
  • Hands-free plumbing fixtures upgrade

Features of the Taft Modernization and Construction Project Under Phase I Include:

  • New two-story classroom building, including the library, an amphitheater and the school’s front entrance 
  • New shade tables and benches
  • Upgrades to new security hardware for doors 
  • Campus wide technology infrastructure upgrades
  • Campus wide fire alarm upgrades
  • Enhanced security fencing
  • State of the art security camera system
  • ADA accessibility upgrades for site and classrooms
  • Hands-free plumbing upgrades
  • New parking reconfiguration and extension
  • Campus wide exterior painting
  • New outdoor learning courtyard
  • New walk-in cooler
  • Selective flooring replacement
  • New electric vehicle charging stations (funded through a PG&E grant)

To learn more about the Bond Program and the projects at all RCSD schools, the RCSD community is invited to visit the school district’s School Modernization and Construction section on the RCSD website.