Funded by a state bond passed in 2006, San Diego Unified has received more than $10.5 million to fix up six high schools, improving facilities for career technical education. The building grants are available through the $500 million proposition, which allows schools to apply for new construction and remodeling funding related to career technical education. The dollars arrive in the midst of a state budget crisis that threatens to slash $80 million from San Diego Unified’s operating budget.
Here are the projects and their cost, as listed in a press release from Heying and Associates, a San Diego public relations firm:
- Morse High School, Culinary Program awarded $1,916,386 for a new industry-standard kitchen, cafe and instructional area. Total project cost $3,832,772.
- Construction Tech Academy at the Kearny High Educational Complex, Building Trades and Construction Program awarded $1,167,073 for renovated Engineering and Construction labs. Total project cost $2,334,146.
- Garfield High School Culinary Program awarded $845,211 for a new industry-standard kitchen, outdoor cafe and instructional area. Total project cost $1,690,422.
- Madison High School Auto Tech Academy Program awarded $2,366,312 for additional service stalls, classrooms and auditorium for its program seeking National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation certified automotive program status. Total project cost $4,732,624.
- Morse High School Auto Body Repair Program awarded $2,999,182 for new and additional service stalls, paint booths, lecture rooms and computer lab for its National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation certified automotive program. Total project cost $5,998,364.
- School of Media, Visual and Performing Arts at the San Diego High Educational Complex, Multimedia Production Program awarded $1,097,737 for a renovated production studio, broadcast facilities and control and automation systems. Total project cost $2,195,474.
- Mission Bay Magnet for Global Studies and Technology, Entrepreneurship Academy awarded $195,900 for renovation of its student run business enterprise. Total project cost $391,800.