Friday, June 25, 2010

News Release--Construction Begins on Broadcast Journalism Facility at Madison High


Construction Begins on Madison High School's Broadcast Journalism Facility

SAN DIEGO-Construction has begun on a high-definition broadcast journalism building at Madison High School, and it is expected to be complete by Spring 2011. The $2.6 million College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE) facility is the second for Madison High since September 2009. Construction began on the school's $3.3 million automotive technology facility during fall 2009, and it is expected to be complete this fall. Both CCTE projects are funded by Proposition S and a California Proposition 1D grant.

The new 3,250 square-foot, high-definition broadcast journalism building was designed by experts in the field, and will support traditional live broadcasts, as well as webcast capabilities. This facility supports a course of study that prepares students for work in the arts, media and entertainment industry. The broadcast area consists of a 900 square-foot, two-set studio next to an adjacent 335 square-foot, eight-workstation control room. Student learning and project preparation will occur in a 1,150 square-foot audiovisual classroom that will have three editing rooms.

This project is one of 19 construction contracts awarded by the 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. Other CCTE facilities that are currently under construction include: 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 Clairemont HS Auto Technology 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.

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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