Education Roundup: School district approves final construction phase |

Education Roundup: School district approves final construction phase

Dylan Silver

Lake Tahoe Unified school District approved a contract with SMC Contracting for the construction of the $6.6 million sports medicine academy at South Tahoe High School.

The district will spend $4.4 million in Measure G funds, while the state will add $2.2 million for the project.

The sports medicine academy is the final large project that can be built with Measure G funds, a $64.5 million school construction bond passed by voters in 2008.

With the money and matching funds by the state for career technical education and other programs, the district has paid for more than $98 million in construction contracts, including the Tahoe Arts and Design Academy, the green construction academy, a new classroom building and new gyms at the high school and a new classroom building at the middle school.

“Every one of these projects has brought a component of excitement,” district facilities manager Steve Morales said.

Construction on the new sports medicine academy will begin this construction season. The building should be finished by August 2013.

The South Tahoe High School Performing Arts Department will kick off its presentation of “The Royal Family” on Friday at 7 p.m. in the new Viking Theatre.

Additional performances will be held on Saturday and March 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. and Sunday and April 1 at 2 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the box office and cost $10 for general admission and $5 for students with Associated Student Body cards.

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