Grant K-8 Holds New Facilities Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Back to School Night

| October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Superintendent of Schools Cindy Marten is shown with Grant K-8 students and teachers during a ribbon cutting ceremony.

This past September a community celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony took place for the new facilities at Grant K-8, located at 1425 Washington Place in Mission Hills. The evening ceremonies included a student band, a student singing the National Anthem, and district speakers.

Superintendent Cindy Marten, Board of Education President Richard Barrera, Facilities Planning and Construction Chief Officer Lee Dulgeroff and Principal Kathy Lorden were present for the event.

This $12,000,000 project included the construction of a new classroom building, new cafeteria, outdoor lunch court, and new parking lot. The new classroom building is an 8,400 SF, two- story, eight-classroom building with a data/technology room. Within this building are 5,800 SF of new cafeteria, food service, lunch court, educational support, and storage. To make way for the new building, eight portable classrooms were removed, and five relocatable classrooms were repurposed on campus.

The new parking lot provides 42 spaces, of which 37 are standard, three are designated for fuel-efficient vehicles, and two are accessible. The lot also includes a new kindergarten drop off area and new landscaping.

Improvements to existing buildings include classroom air conditioning, a new intercom system, and fire alarm system. The site received an electrical service upgrade, a new eight-inch water line for fire safety, sewer improvements, and storm water improvements. The scope of work was developed with consideration for educational and facility needs, and with public comment received during a series of community meetings.

This project was funded by San Diego Unified School District’s Propositions’ S and Z, which are local bond measures approved by San Diego voters to repair, renovate and revitalize neighborhood schools.

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