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California Schools / Engineering News Record

More Than A Makeover 

By Joann Gonchar

Renovated barracks-like classrooms built in the 1950s give Silicon Valley district school buildings a new lease on life. The Los Altos School District on the San Francisco Peninsula, about 15 miles north of San Jose, is nearing completion of a $112-million construction program that could serve as a model for implementing high-performance design strategies in schools across the state…