Local High Schools Under Construction

Jul 30, 2013 7:14 PM

Three local high schools are all under heavy construction.

At Chico High School, workers are mixing concrete to help replace on the of school’s oldest buildings: Lincoln Hall. Crews will replace the building with a new dining area and gymnasium.

Over at Pleasant Valley High School, laborers are replacing 24 relocatable classrooms with 24 permanent classrooms.

The combined cost for both projects is $25 million. Most of the money to fund this construction comes from Measure A—which Chico voters passed in 1998.

“We’ve been able to leverage the $48 million that was authorized in Measure A bond resolutions with additional funding from the state,” said Michael Weissenborn of Chico Unified School District.

Additionally, the state will also match $11 million which will come back to the Chico Unified School District for more projects.

At Paradise High School construction is well underway. They’re adding two news classrooms and a whole new wing which will bring in six more classrooms and a restroom.

“Hopefully with these new additions we’ll provide a better learning environment for the kids,” said David McCready of Paradise Unified School District.


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