The Office of Public School Construction’s (OPSC) Executive Officer Lisa Silverman joined local officials in a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 12 to celebrate the opening of the Pioneer School in Delano, California.

Up to 1,500 students will benefit from the new educational complex at Pioneer School serving pupils from kindergarten through the eighth grade. The construction of the facility bolsters the local economy through the creation of more than 800 jobs and the purchase of building materials.

The Pioneer School new construction project received approximately $39 million in state funding, including $711,154 for energy saving High Performance Incentive Grants. Additionally, facilities such as an administration office, a library, gym, multipurpose room, terraced amphitheater, play courts, and an outdoor learning field were constructed. The New Construction Program provides state funds on a state and local sharing basis for eligible projects.

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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