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A summer of development for TUSD
Osborn construction
The new kindergarten wing at Osborn Two-Way Immersion is nearing completion after a summer of hard work by construction workers (Photo courtesy of TUSD).

While students and staff were away from campuses within the Turlock Unified School District over the summer break, there was still plenty of happenings, particularly regarding construction and renovation projects.

One of the biggest projects in the works is taking place at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy. Currently, Phases 1 and 2 of Osborn construction is close to being completed. The phases include a brand new kindergarten wing, a play area, renovations on the administration building and a new parking lot. The work is expected to be completed shortly after the start of the school year.

Over at Turlock Junior High School and Julien Elementary, new roofs were installed on buildings. TJHS is also joining Dutcher Middle School in getting new HVAC systems. Additionally, the TJHS cafeteria and music room saw renovations.

Joe Debely resurface
The colors and lines on the synthetic track at Joe Debley Stadium are popping after it was resurfaced earlier this month (Photo courtesy of TUSD).

Construction to finish the new Family Resource Center at the district office was also done over the summer. Marshall Beyer, coordinator of educational technology, and Angelica Cárdenas Ayala, equity coordinator, are working closely with TUSD Director of Communications Marie Russell to plan a variety of parent workshops and Family Engagement Nights at the site for the upcoming school year.

Heading outside, some much anticipated projects at Pitman High School have gotten underway, the biggest being the installation of stadium lights at their turf football field and track. On July 13 and 14, groundwork was done and concrete was poured to kick off the first stages of the project, with help from Modesto Executive Electric.

Pitman lights construction
Light at the Pitman High School track and field is becoming a reality as the first steps of installation took place earlier this month (Photo courtesy of TUSD).

Joe Debley Stadium, the longtime home for Turlock High athletics that has been shared with Pitman High in recent years, also received a facelift, as the synthetic track was resurfaced. The project was overseen by Beynon Sports.