Rowland Unified School District

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Board Approves First Phase of New Building Plans for Oswalt Elementary

WALNUT, CA – APRIL 10, 2008 – The Rowland Unified Board of Education approved preliminary architectural plans for the first phase of permanent buildings for Stanley G. Oswalt School. Currently the students are housed in portable and modular classrooms. A new single story building will be designed with space for approximately 10-14 classrooms, including a science classroom and restroom facilities, with hopes to complete building in the early 2009/10 school year. Existing modernization funding would be used, with plans to apply for additional state matching funds. The project is estimated around $4 million dollars.

                The program management firm Erickson-Hall presented the new facilities master plan for the school, using renderings by Adolph Ziemba, AIA & Associates. The plan is the basis for permanent buildings as funds become available in the future.

Stanley G. Oswalt School is a California Distinguished School and is one of the highest performing schools in Rowland Unified School District. It is the only school in the district to receive a 10/10 on both state and similar school rankings.

It will become a K-8 school this fall, beginning with 7th grade and will expand to 8th grade the following year. In addition to rigorous curriculum offered in reading, writing, mathematics and science (including Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra II), advanced classes will be offered in technology and the visual arts. The school will continue to offer band (Beginning, Intermediate and Jazz), a strings program and chorus. The school also offers a range of after-school enrichment programs including Chess Masters, Spanish Explorers and Camp Oswalt.

For further information on Oswalt, located at 19501 Shadow Oak Drive in Walnut, please contact Principal Astrid Ramirez at (626) 810-4109 or visit
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