Office of Public School Construction Attends School’s Ribbon-Cutting Celebration in Huntington Park

10/5/2012 6:41 AM 
photo of school banner.The Office of Public School Construction’s (OPSC) Executive Officer Lisa Silverman joined local officials in a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently for the new Lucille Roybal-Allard Elementary School in Huntington Park.

The project provides 560 Los Angeles Unified School District students a place to learn, while the construction of the school bolsters the local economy through the creation of more than 1,000 jobs and the purchase of building materials.

The project received $27.7 million in state funding from the State Allocation Board’s (SAB) Critically Overcrowded Schools program and High Performance Incentive grant program. The funding allowed for the purchase of 4.6 acres of land on which to build the new elementary school comprised of 38 new classrooms, a multipurpose room/kitchen, library/media center, administration building and restroom facilities.

The Critically Overcrowded Schools program allows school districts with critically overcrowded facilities advanced access to funds, in order to expedite a new construction project that will alleviate the overcrowding.

The High Performance Incentive grant is a supplemental grant available to school districts with projects that have costs associated with integrating high performance attributes—such as using designs and materials that promote energy and water efficiency, maximizing the use of natural lighting, improving indoor air quality— in school facilities.

OPSC, on behalf of the Department of General Services and the SAB, implements and administers a $35 billion voter-approved school facilities construction program.

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