Tuesday, February 28, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Leaders and Community Members Celebrate $34 million Construction Project At Mann Middle School

Media Advisory from the San Diego Unified School District-Feb. 28, 2017             

District Leaders and Community Members Celebrate $34 Million Construction Project at Mann Middle School

WHAT: San Diego Unified School District is hosting a reception and press conference to announce a $34 million whole site modernization project at Mann Middle School

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 1, 2017-- Reception for community members @ 11:30 a.m.; press conference @ 12 p.m.

WHERE: Mann Middle School, 4345 54th Street, San Diego, CA 92115 (enter parking lot off Trojan Avenue)

SPEAKERS:  San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten, Board of Education Trustee Sharon Whitehurst-Payne and Principal Allen Teng

VISUALS: Renderings of Mann Middle School project and renderings of nearby Crawford High School project, groundbreaking, reception for community members

BACKGROUND: Horace Mann Middle School's whole site modernization project features a new three-story building that includes 16 classrooms, a health and wellness center and administration spaces. The new 32,300-square-foot will create a new entrance to the school.

The project also includes the demolition of Building 100 (administration building), Building 500 (classroom building) and Building 600 (classroom building). The whole site modernization will also provide a new outdoor dining courtyard with four shade structures, interior improvements, safety improvements including campus-wide fire alarm system upgrades and public address system upgrades, new security lighting and cameras, new visitor parking, as well as a new student drop-off/pick-up driveway.

These improvements are 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. In addition to renovation and replacement, district-wide bond projects include classroom technology, facilities to support College, Career and Technical Education, classroom air conditioning, safety and security upgrades, and other facilities improvements at traditional and public charter schools.

Prop. S is a 23-year capital facilities program that is funded by a $2.1 billion general obligation bond measure passed November 4, 2008. Prop. Z is a 15 year capital facilities program funded by a $2.8 billion general obligation bond measure passed November 6, 2012. By law, the funds cannot be used for teachers' or school administrators' salaries, nor can they be used for maintenance or operations.

Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter, facilities communications supervisor, 619-546-3378, creed-porter@sandi.net; or Shari Winet, communications director, (619-725-5568), swinet@sandi.net

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Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor l Communications Office l San Diego Unified School District
Mobile phone: 619-546-3378 l E-mail: creed-porter@sandi.net

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