fillmorecareertech Fillmore Unified School District
Rendering of plans for Fillmore Unified's new Career Technical Education Center

$3 million state grant will help Fillmore (Calif.) district build Career/Tech facility

District hopes to begin construction at Fillmore High School in the next year.

The Fillmore (Calif.) Unified School District has been awarded a $3 million grant from the state to help construct a new career technical education center at Fillmore High School.

The Ventura County Star reports that the $3 million Career Technology Facilities Project Grant will be combined with a 50/50 match of bond funds from a 2016 referendum to pay for the new facility.

The district is planning to begin work on the new building in the next year.

“It’ll breathe a breath of fresh air onto the campus and into the community,” Superintendent Adrian Palazuelos says.

The facility will have an auto shop with four to six garage bays, updated equipment, a classroom and an engine lab under the transportation pathway. Under the agriscience and agriculture mechanics pathway, there would be woodworking, mechanics, welding, agriscience and horticulture amenities in the building.

The architect is Westgroup Designs.


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