Information about Summer 2021 Construction Improvements at Whittier

Improvements at Whittier Elementary School during Summer 2021 will bring accessibility and equity to the facility, while also bringing improved air quality to the third-floor classrooms.  

Enhancements to the library environment continues the district’s effort to improve all of the elementary libraries. The space will be entirely reimagined to meet collaborative teaching initiatives, including a STEM Lab, and to be on par with the recent library improvements at the other elementary schools. Additionally, the existing locker room spaces will be repurposed to provide student resource classrooms.

Additionally, the third-floor classrooms will receive new quieter mechanical units to provide both heating and cooling, and better indoor air quality. These rooms will also receive new flooring, ceilings, and lighting as well as new casework.

The improvements will allow District 97 to maintain a 20th Century facility and enhance it to meet the needs of 21st Century teaching.

Click the image below to view floor plans for the Whittier library project.

Photo: Floor plan for Summer 2021 construction improvements to Whittier library