Landscaping

Why have you decided to remove all of the trees and landscaping at Stockton Elementary School? It is highly concerning to see crews seemingly defacing the property for the past few months.

While our District was in the full remote model of instruction, the Buildings and Grounds staff had opportunities to complete much need projects through out the District. One of those projects was to address tree removal and landscaping work at many of the schools. There were several hazardous trees on the grounds of Stockton School, particularly near the primary entrance. In addition, the surrounding area had become a dumping ground for debris, trash and brush. Our Grounds Manager met with the Principal, and they developed a plan to remove hazardous trees, address security issues (such as access to the roof), clean out debris, relandscape the front entrance and prepare for an upcoming roof replacement project at the school. There is still some clean up work to be done. Principal Mr. Jim Riordan reports that he has received very positive feedback from staff and community members on the improvements that have been made.