Thursday, May 27, 2010

News Release -- Clairemont

Construction Begins on Clairemont High School's New Automotive Facility

SAN DIEGO-Construction has begun on the Auto Technology Building at Clairemont High School. It is expected to be complete by Spring 2011. The $2.6 million College, Career & Technical Education facility (CCTE) is funded by Proposition S and a California Proposition 1D grant. Project features include:
* A new 3,475-square-foot masonry building with six auto bays that are to be used by students as labs
* A 32-student-classroom that will be housed in an existing 3,420-square-foot auto shop area
* The buildings will provide an industry-standard facility that supports certification by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.
* These professional facilities will help prepare students for work in the commercial automotive industry, enabling instruction and practice in such areas as engine performance, steering and suspension, electrical and mechanical components and brakes.

This is one of 19 construction projects awarded by San Diego Unified School District Board of Education since Proposition S was passed in November 2008. Those construction projects represent a more than $55 million investment into the students, teachers and communities within San Diego Unified School District.  During the first year of implementing the previous school bond measure, Prop. MM, the district only awarded $7 million in construction contracts. 

The CCTE projects are funded by Prop. S (local) and Prop. 1D (state) bond programs. Construction Tech Academy at Kearny High School and the "Buc Café" (student store) for the Mission Bay High Entrepreneurship Program are complete. Garfield HS Culinary Arts Program is nearly complete. Besides Clairemont HS Auto Technology Program facility, other CCTE facilities that are currently under construction include: Madison HS Automotive Technology, Morse HS Auto Body Program, San Diego HS Multimedia Arts Program, San Diego HS Finance and Business, San Diego HS Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation; Morse Culinary Arts Program, and Madison HS Multimedia Production Program. 

For more information on these and other CCTE programs and facilities, please call Shawn Loescher, CCTE director, (858) 503-1754. You may also visit the CCTE website at For Prop. S information, contact Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor, at or (619) 725-5579. You may also visit\Prop. S.

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Cynthia Reed-Porter, Communications Supervisor
Communications Office
San Diego Unified School District
4100 Normal Street, Room 2153
San Diego, CA 92103-2682
Office: (619) 725-5579
Mobile: (619) 546-3378
Fax: (619) 725-7021
District website:
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