High school breaking ground on new gym
The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District is holding a groundbreaking ceremony next week for a new physical education facility and practice gymnasium on the high school campus.
The PE facility will be a 14,218 square foot, concrete tilt-up, building with three main rooms. It will have a practice gymnasium, an aerobics/lifestyle education multi-purpose classroom, and a large resistance training/weight room.
The project is expected to cost $4.2 million, according to Ashley Lightfoot, public information officer for Paso Robles public schools. Construction begins after the ceremony and is scheduled to be completed by April 2015.
The construction of the PE facility and gym is the district’s final major project of the Measure T building program. Measure T was passed by voters in 2006 to raise $20 million in tax revenuw for local school facilities. The high school, which was built for 1,200 students, now has more than 2,000.
The theme of this event is “Thank you Paso Robles for Measure T! Promise made, promise kept!” The event will be Tuesday, March 18 at 11:30 a.m.at Paso Robles High School.