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Office of Public School Construction Helps Santa Ana School Replace Portable Classrooms, Modernize Campus

10/10/2012 11:34 AM 
photo of Edison school.The Office of Public School Construction’s (OPSC) Executive Officer Lisa Silverman joined local officials in a rededication ceremony on October 1 at Thomas A. Edison Elementary School in Santa Ana.
The project provides 643 Santa Ana Unified School District K-5th grade students a place to learn, while the construction of the school bolsters the local economy through the creation of approximately 400 jobs and the purchase of building materials.

The project received $10.7 million in state funding from the State Allocation Board’s Overcrowding Relief Grant Program and the Modernization Program. With the available funding, the school district alleviated overcrowding by replacing 23 portable classrooms with permanent classrooms. Other improvements include the modernization of 17 classrooms, restroom facilities, library, and administration space.

The Overcrowding Relief Grant Program enables districts to reduce the number of portable classrooms on overcrowded school sites and replace them with permanent classrooms.

The Modernization Program provides state funds on a 60/40 state and local sharing basis for improvements that educationally enhance the existing school facilities.

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.

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