Office of Public School Construction Celebrates Grand Opening of Career Tech Classrooms
The Office of Public School Construction’s (OPSC) Executive Officer Lisa Silverman joined local officials in a grand opening ceremony September 22 for the new Heritage High School Agricultural Research Center in Menifee.
The project provides 602 Perris Union High School District students a place to learn agricultural career skills, while the construction of the school bolsters the local economy through the creation of approximately 80 jobs and the purchase of building materials.
The project, which received $2.25 million in state funding [LE1]
from the Career Technical Education (CTE) Facilities Program, consists of 15,065 square feet of CTE space. The project includes three classrooms (two animal science laboratories and one research laboratory), as well as a green house, shade house, rabbit barn, and laying barn. Instruction in these spaces will focus on fields such as agricultural science, animal science, ornamental horticulture, and, plant and soil science.
The CTE Facilities Program provides money for the construction of facilities that integrate CTE programs into comprehensive high schools, which creates a pathway to postsecondary education and careers for the students.
OPSC, on behalf of the Department of General Services and the State Allocation Board, implements and administers a $35 billion voter-approved school facilities construction program.