In November of 2012 California voters passed The California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Prop. 39) which changed the corporate income tax code and allocates projected revenue to California's General Fund and the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund for five fiscal years. The purpose of the California Clean Energy Jobs Act is to improve energy efficiency and expand clean energy generation in schools. Funding was made available to eligible school districts in August 2013. Linden Unified applied for funding and was granted funding in October of 2013.
As a condition of receiving Prop 39 funding, Linden Unified was required to conduct an “energy audit” to identify no-cost and low cost opportunities for the district as well as provide energy efficiency measure (EEM) recommendations that are in line with our financial plans. This audit included an analysis of energy costs, energy usage and building characteristics. In June of 2014 fb2 presented the results of this audit and an eight phase energy savings implementation plan.
At this time the district is ready to begin with Phase I of our plan. See the below notice inviting responses to request for proposals.
NOTICE INVITING RESPONSES TO REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS AND SERVICES FOR INTERIOR LIGHTING AND CONTROLS REPLACEMENT FOR LINDEN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Linden Unified School District is soliciting for qualified contractors to provide proposals and services for interior lighting and control replacement at all District sites. Interested parties are required to submit a response to a Request for Proposals (RFP) to the Linden Unified School District to be considered for this work. All RFPs received by the specified deadline will be reviewed by Linden Unified School District staff and consulting team. Those selected for further consideration will be notified.
To obtain the District’s RFP, please call Tim Sutton, Director of Maintenance at 209-946-0707. Completed requests should be submitted via mail or in person to Linden Unified School District, 18527 California Hwy 26, Linden, CA 95236. Closing date for the receipt of proposals by any manner is 4:30 pm, November 12, 2014.
WELCOME TO LINDEN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Linden is an unincorporated community located on Highway 26 about 10 miles east of Stockton. The first building in the area was built in 1850. A year earlier a teamster hauling freight to the gold mines determined that high ground in the area would be a good place for a freight station. The station was built, along with a public house for travelers. That establishment was given the name of Fifteen Mile House. In 1861 the county surveyor laid out a small town around the station and it was given the name of Linden, which remains today.
The Linden Unified School District was established in 1964. Prior to that, the area’s children were served by Linden High School and 8 elementary school districts (Bellota, Chartville, Everett, Glenwood, Grant, Linden, Waterloo, and Waverly) that sent their children to Linden High School. In 1962 the State initiated a campaign to unify the many small districts in California into larger unified school district. The thought was that there would be economies of scale. Under that plan, the elementary and high school districts serving Linden, Escalon, Ripon and Manteca were to be folded into one large school district. Opponents to this plan found a section of the Education Code that said that if the elementary district served by a high school agreed to unify with that high school district, the new unified district would have to be recognized. Using that information, residents of the elementary districts served by Linden High School agreed to become part of a unified district that used the boundaries of the high school district to define itself. In 1964 the Linden Unified School District was formed.
The newly-formed unified school district encompassed 160 square miles. There were 8 elementary schools serving 1370 students and one high school serving 477 students. Over the years Everett, Grant, Bellota and Chartville schools were closed. The others, along with the high school, have been modernized and expanded.
Today the district has four elementary school serving 1535 students, one high school serving 717 students and a continuation high school serving 57 students. Glenwood Elementary School and Waverly School are K-8 schools with enrollments between 350 and 400. Linden Elementary School is a K-4 school with an enrollment slightly over 450. Waterloo School is a 5-8 middle school with an enrollment of about 375. Linden High School is a comprehensive 9-12 high school and PRIDE is the continuation high school.