Buena Vista Horace Mann Modernization

BVHM Preliminary Project Schedule

BVHM Preliminary Project Schedule

BVHM Modernization FAQs

What is the SFUSD 2016 Prop. A G.O. Bond Program?

It is the program funded by the general obligation bond that was approved by San Francisco residents on November 8, 2016.  The funds are used for modernization, repairs and maintenance to SFUSD facilities.

What is a Bond modernization project?

It is a project funded by a general obligation bond to repair, rehabilitate and modernize an SFUSD school site

What is included?

  • Accessibility, seismic safety, fire / life safety, and building systems upgrades
  • Renovate outdated classrooms, and other spaces in the school
  • Provide technology upgrades
  • Address programmatic needs

What other schools near the Mission have gone through the Modernization program?

  • Junipero Serra ES
  • Paul Revere ES 
  • Starr King ES
  • Daniel Webster ES
  • McKinley ES
  • Harvey Milk ES

How will the BVHM modernization project begin? 

The modernization project will occur in phases (all dates are estimated):

1.  Assembling the project team (Feb. - Mar. 2022): 

Select SFUSD project manager, Architect, and others to help facilitate the process

2.  Assessment phase (Mar. - Aug. 2022): 

Gather information and feedback from many stakeholders, assess the existing conditions to develop a scope of work and estimate the cost. Refine scope and budget as needed.

3.  Design phase (Aug. 2022 - Feb. 2024): 

The architect leads a team to develop the design for the school based on the scope of work, and submits the plan to the Division of the State Architect (DSA) for approval. There are 3 subphases: 

  1. Schematic Designcreate a concept design from the scope of work
  2. Design Development:  refine the design with more details and drawings
  3. Construction Documents:  prepare complete package, including all details and documents for permit approval

4.  Bidding + Construction phase (Feb. 2024 - End of Fall Semester 2025): 

Build the project! The District advertises a bid package and a construction company is hired to perform the work

Who is the contact for the BVHM modernization project?

Roxana Vargas-Greenan, SFUSD Project Manager 



This page was last updated on April 26, 2022