RIPON – Some students at Colony Oak Elementary School can expect to move into their new classrooms in the coming weeks.

Deanna Shirlock, project manager at CT Brayton & Sons, Inc., is anticipating Monday, Sept. 24, as the target date for youngsters to finally relocate to their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) educational spaces — specifically, Buildings F & G and the restrooms — made possible by voter-approved Measure ‘G.’

At Monday’s Ripon Unified school board meeting, she noted that the casework was installed while the floors and ceilings were completed earlier that day.

Superintendent Ziggy Robeson and Colony Oak Principal Cheryl Griffiths expressed their excitement of finally seeing students getting into the new classrooms.

“We’re ready for the move in a couple of weeks,” Robeson said.

As for as the recent update, she pointed out the following:

  • Off-site work has been completed with the exception of relocating the PG&E pole along the new completed entrance off East Santos Road.
  • Water well site work continues with tanks and equipment scheduled to arrive this week.
  • Plaster and roofing has been completed to all exteriors of the new buildings.
  • Decking along the covered walkways were done for the first four buildings.
  • Painting of doors and installation of door hardware on these buildings is still going on.
  • Landscaping in this area is scheduled to take place soon.
  • K-2 students can anticipate moving into Buildings A & B by early October.
  • Work on Buildings C, D, & E is ongoing and is still several weeks away from completion.


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