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Groundbreaking to be held for Emerson-Bandini Elementary School renovation project

Posted at 9:28 AM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 12:28:51-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego Unified School District is holding a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for a redevelopment project at Emerson-Bandini Elementary School.

The project will include construction of a 22,000-square-foot two-story classroom wing, buildings for kindergarten and preschool classes, a 5,200-square-foot administration hall, an outdoor amphitheater and a lunch court. The school will also refurbish its multipurpose room and expand its turf field to more than 26,400 square feet.

The district will use funds from 2008's Proposition S, a $2.1 billion bond, and 2012's Proposition Z, a $2.8 billion bond. In addition to campus redevelopment and renovation projects, the district uses funds from the two bonds to enhance classroom technology, reinforce school safety and security and support career and technical education.

The ceremony will include performances by fifth-grade musicians and remarks from district Superintendent Cindy Marten, Principal Juan Romo, families and other district leaders. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.