New School Construction

Yosemite School Finally Discarding Portables for New Construction

A high school next door to Yosemite National Park will be replacing seven portables that have been in use for "decades" with a new 6,000-square-foot, five-classroom building. Mariposa County Unified School District, with 1,700 students, has already begun the work of demolishing the existing portable structures on the campus of its high school.

According to local reporting, the $4 million project received funding from a 2016 bond initiative passed by county voters. The new classrooms will include new technology and furniture, according to Superintendent Jeff Aranguena.

The district said it hoped to finish construction in the spring and begin using the new building in the fall.

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Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.