Lammersville Unified School District officials are looking for a way to allow residents the chance to watch daily construction activity at the school’s future site at 1090 S. Central Parkway.
The camera will be programmed to take a picture every five minutes over the course of the two-year
construction process, which will eventually result in the creation of a time-lapse show.
Matthew Balzarini, the president of the Lammersville Unified board, said residents were eager for a closer look at the future high school.
“We’re trying to accommodate what the people want,” Balzarini said. “I think it’s definitely a step in the right direction. I’m really excited we will be able to document this historic event for the community.”
Although groundbreaking for the school began July 17, the webcam will be put into place in early September.
Lammersville Superintendent Dale Hansen said the foundational work at the school site was moving faster than anticipated.
“We want the public to see the progress of the high school,” Hansen said. “It’s exciting.”
A special meeting of the Lammersville Unified school board has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 111 S. De Anza Blvd. to review construction bids and award a contract.
The high school is expected to be completed for the 2014-15 school year and employ about 50 teachers and other staff members at that point.
The first phase of construction of the 46.5-acre campus includes classrooms, a cafeteria, a gym and administrative office.
Future phases will add science labs, a theater, more classrooms and an aquatic center.
The cost of setting up and running the webcam is part of the construction agreement Lammersville Unified officials made with the company overseeing the build, Turner Construction, Hansen said.
A webcam was put into place during the construction of Questa Elementary School, 685 N. Montebello St., in 2010, but that camera broke down during the construction process, and assembling a time-lapse video was not possible. Officials said they hoped to have more success with the high school webcam.