nakThe Jessie Elwin Nelson Academy is the first major new construction project funded by Measure K, Long Beach Unified’s 1.2 billion bond. The Signal Hill 89,000 square foot school serves 850 students in grades six through eight. Designed to be environmentally sustainable the project was constructed at the former General Telephone site and required extensive cleanup including an innovative methane mitigation program approved by the State Department of Toxic Substances Control.