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The Office of Public School Construction’s (OPSC) Deputy Executive Officer Juan Mireles joined local officials in a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 11 to celebrate the opening of the California Montessori Project Elk Grove campus.

Up to 300 students will be able to attend the new educational complex, serving pupils from kindergarten through the eighth grade. The construction of the facility bolstered the local economy through the creation of jobs and the purchase of building materials.

The project received approximately $4.7 million in state funding from the State Allocation Board’s (SAB) Charter School Facilities Program for the construction of 14 classrooms, kitchen, administration, multi-purpose room, and subsidiary facilities. The funding also included the purchase of more than eight acres of land to house the school.

The Charter School Facilities Program provides state funds on a 50/50 state and local sharing basis for the construction of charter school facilities or the rehabilitation of existing school district facilities for charter school use.

OPSC serves as staff to the SAB 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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