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High school in Cathedral City, Calif., will get a $92 million modernization

May 11, 2023
The Palm Springs school board approves renovation for Cathedral City High School.

The Palm Springs (Calif.) school board has approved a $92 million plan to modernize Cathedral City High School in Cathedral City.

The Desert Sun reports that the renovation project is scheduled to begin in late 2024

About $71 million will come from bond funds approved by voter in 2016. Another $21 million will come from a mix of state and federal funds.

Cathedral City High was built in 1991. The modernization will improve 95 permanent classrooms, the office, library, gyms and locker rooms. It will also include a kitchen expansion, plus the addition of classroom buildings and lunch/shade structures.

Boilers and the central plant, plus underground utilities, will also be replaced.

Construction is expected to take up to 36 months.

"The entire campus will be impacted at certain stages of construction," said Julie Arthur, the district's executive director of facilities planning and development. "We are working with site administration to relocate teaching staff into other classrooms during each phase of construction," Arthur said.

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Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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