Office of Public School Construction Helps Dedicate New High School in Rancho Mirage

5/13/2013 5:42 AM 
photo of Rancho Mirage campus.The Office of Public School Construction’s (OPSC) Executive Officer Lisa Silverman joined local officials in a dedication ceremony on May 10 for the new Rancho Mirage High School in Rancho Mirage.

The new facility in Riverside County provides learning space for 2,484 Palm Springs Unified School District students, while the construction of the school bolstered the local economy through the creation of approximately 950 jobs and the purchase of building materials.

The project received approximately $50 million in state funding from the State Allocation Board’s (SAB) New Construction and Career Technical Education Facilities programs for the construction of 92 ninth -12th grade classrooms. Additionally, facilities such as administration, library and a gymnasium were constructed. The funding also allowed for the purchase of 62.63 acres of land.

The New Construction Program and Career Technical Education Facilities Program provide state funds on a 50/50 state and local sharing basis for eligible projects.

OPSC serves as staff to the State Allocation Board and implements and administers a $35 billion voter-approved school facilities construction program.

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