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Hundreds of Students Break Ground on New Music Building at Mira Mesa High School

Hundreds of Students Break Ground on New Music Building at Mira Mesa High School
Posted on 11/15/2018

On Tuesday, hundreds of Mira Mesa High School band students and the San Diego Unified School District celebrated the start of construction on a new music building and campus-wide improvements with a groundbreaking ceremony. 

Joined by San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten, Facilities Planning and Construction Chief Lee Dulgeroff, Visual and Performing Arts Director Russ Sperling, Mira Mesa High School Principal Jeff Sabins and music director Jeanne Christensen, students flanking the groundbreaking location kicked off the celebration with a musical performance. Their performance was followed by a brief speaking program and a countdown to the groundbreaking moment.

The Site Modernization project at Mira Mesa High School includes construction of a new classroom building, music building, and upgrades to existing buildings and systems. The new classroom building provides 14 classrooms and additional educational support spaces. The new music building provides a band rehearsal room, orchestra rehearsal room, practice spaces, and storage.

Upgrades to existing buildings and systems include the public address system, fire alarm system, walkways, voice over internet telephone system, i21 classroom technology, classroom remodels and renovations. The project provides accessibility and other improvements to satisfy California Building Code requirements. San Diego Unified's capital projects are funded by San Diego Unified School District's Propositions S and Z, which are local bond measures approved by San Diego voters to repair, renovate and revitalize neighborhood schools.

In addition to renovation and replacement, bond projects include classroom technology, facilities to support College, Career and Technical Education, classroom air conditioning, safety and security upgrades, and other facilities improvements at traditional and public charter schools throughout San Diego Unified.