The new building at Cajon Park is almost ready for students. This week the students brought all of their class books home, and over the weekend the teachers will be moving their classroom “stuff” over. This will nearly complete the first major phase of construction at Cajon Park and the Santee School District. The series of projects was funded by a proposition (Prop R from November, 2006), with the official groundbreaking ceremony last April (click here for my earlier post). At Cajon Park, this included refurbishing and modernizing existing classrooms and constructing a new 18-classroom building for grades 5-8.
Having taught in the district many years ago, as well as at other schools around the county, I know how much the junior high teachers are looking forward to having dedicated classrooms. This goes double for Cajon Park, where the 7th and 8th grade classes have been in portable classrooms for years (I’ve taught in those, also). Over the next few months they will be completing work on the upgrade of one last existing classroom building and the Library/Media Center. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for sometime in the spring.
You can find information on the modernization at the Santee School District Modernization website.
Check out the most recent photo in the series on the Cajon Park Construction page.