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The Office of Public School Construction’s (OPSC) Executive Officer Lisa Silverman joined local officials in a grand opening ceremony this week for the Del Lago Academy Campus of Applied Science in Escondido.

The project will provide approximately 800 Escondido Union High School District students a place to learn, while the construction of the school bolsters the local economy through the creation of over 390 jobs and the purchase of building materials.

The project received approximately $20.74 million in state funding from the New Construction Program for the construction of 36 grade 9-12 classrooms. Additionally, facilities such as a gymnasium, cafeteria, library and career center were constructed. The funding also allowed for the purchase of 17.82 acres of land on which to build the new high school.

The New Construction Program provides state funds on a 50/50 state and local sharing basis for eligible projects that add capacity to a school district.

OPSC serves as staff to the State Allocation Board and implements and administers a $35 billion voter-approved school facilities construction program.

Written by California Department of General Services

The Department of General Services (DGS) serves as business manager for the state of California. General Services helps to better serve the public by providing a variety of services to state agencies through procurement and acquisition solutions, real estate management and design, environmentally friendly transportation, professional printing, design and web services, and funding for the creation and construction of safe schools. The DGS vision: Excellence in the Business of Government!

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