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Glimpses of the Future

Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD) Superintendent Robert Bravo and a contingent of district leaders recently toured Steindorf STEAM School at an open house organized by Cambrian School District on September 21, 2016.

Steindorf Elementary was previously closed in 1979 due to declining enrollment, but it was reopened in 2016 as a K-8 magnet school that focuses on delivering science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) through a project-based learning approach.

“The school has been thoroughly modernized for 21st century education,” said Bravo. “It’s a great facility. The students and parents of Cambrian will love it.”

The superintendent was accompanied by Mark Finney whose daughter attends Branham High School.

Finney’s firm, Sugimura Finney Architects, helped design the new Steindorf, and he was on hand to provide insights into the architecture of the new school.

“One trick that architects like to use is to put the new buildings in front of the old ones,” Finney said. “It changes the line of sight.”

Thanks to a general bond passed in 2014, Steindorf now features a design lab and maker space and modern instructional spaces with mobile desks and chairs to accommodate up to 500 students.

Meanwhile, Campbell Union High School District has a general bond of its own on this year’s November 8 ballot.

Measure AA is a general bond that would help improve the quality of education for students by providing funds to repair, modernize, and upgrade aging school facilities.

It requires approval by 55% of voters.

For more information about Measure AA, visit Campbell Union High School District’s website.