Cypress School District cuts ribbon on new administrative office building

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Courtesy photo The Cypress School District Board of Trustees cut the ribbon on their new commercial office building at 5816 Corporate Ave. (L-R) Supt. Anne Silavs, Brian Nakamura, VP Lydia Sondhi, Ph.D., President Bonnie Peat, Sandra Lee and Candi Kern.

On August 24, 2021, the Cypress School District hosted a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new administrative headquarters located at 5816 Corporate Avenue in Cypress.

For nearly 20 years, trustees and superintendents in the Cypress School District endeavored to address the facility needs of an aging district office constructed in 1968. Although district leaders changed over time, they all recognized the importance of maintaining a strong infrastructure to effectively support school operations and the district’s educational program. During those years, district leaders pursued a number of options, but none proved fruitful until September 2019 when the Board of Trustees approved the purchase of a commercial office building at 5816 Corporate Avenue to serve as the school district’s new home.

Local officials gather for the ribbon cutting ceremoney of the new Cypress School District Administrative Office Building.
Photo by DNY

The facility offers over 38,000 square feet to accommodate district needs as well as provide for tenant occupancy that will generate district revenue. Its large board room capacity will support public participation in school board meetings as well as student performances, presentations, and award events. Increased meeting space will also facilitate professional development and staff training.

“The perseverance of past and present district leaders ensured the achievement of this long-term district goal. I am honored to be the superintendent who was able to see the project across the finish line,” said Anne Silavs, Cypress School District Superintendent.
In addition to local community leaders, representatives from the offices of Senator Josh Newman, 29th Senate District; Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, 65th Assembly District; and Supervisor Katrina Foley, Orange County Board of Supervisors–District 2 also attended the ceremony and presented certificates of recognition commemorating the milestone event.

“The Cypress School District has been an integral part of this community since it was formed in 1895,” remarked Cypress School District Board President Bonnie Peat. “Today we turned a page and began a new chapter in our district’s history.”
The Cypress School District will host an Open House for the public at the new district headquarters on Friday, September 10, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Cypress School District cuts ribbon on new administrative office building