Lathrop Elementary School was built in 1949. This site was last modernized in 1989—twenty-six years ago—and is now eligible for modernization. Currently, there are 21 permanent classrooms and 23 portable ones, as well as many other dilapidated buildings, in need of serious repairs and renovations.
Lathrop’s modernization project replaces 10 failing portables with a newly constructed classroom building. The new classroom building will be directly north of the existing multi-purpose building, and will be used for Kindergarten and primary students.
The administration will be moved to the current junior high classroom building. This new position at the front of the campus will be more easily accessible than the previous entrance at the campus center. New fencing will help secure the site so that the new admin space is also the only entrance through which visitors can enter the campus.
A new learning center with teacher workroom and lounge will be built in one of the existing buildings. A new SDC room with Parent workroom will be created in another existing building as well.
In addition to these new spaces, a new fire alarm system, drainage system, and improved pavement will be installed. Minor renovations will be conducted in existing classrooms to fully modernize this site.
*Plans not final