Office of Public School Construction Helps Break Ground for Mark Keppel Elementary in Glendale

6/3/2013 8:02 AM 
Rendering of new school.The Office of Public School Construction’s (OPSC) Deputy Executive Officer Juan Mireles joined local officials in a groundbreaking ceremony on May 29 for the Mark Keppel Elementary School in Glendale.

The new facilities will provide learning space for 350 Glendale Unified School District students, while the construction of the project will bolster the local economy through the creation of approximately 82 jobs and the purchase of building materials.

The project received approximately $4.3 million in state funding from the State Allocation Board’s (SAB) Overcrowding Relief Grant program to replace deteriorated portable classrooms with a permanent 14-classroom building. Additionally, the project will include a new arts classroom building, various site improvements and handicapped accessibility upgrades.

The Overcrowding Relief Grant Program provides 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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