The Escondido Union School District (EUSD) will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Math and Science Building at Mission Middle School (939 E Mission Ave, Escondido) on Thursday, September 14, at 3 p.m.
The $7.5 million, 16,884 square foot, state-of-the-art Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) facility has six classrooms, four science labs, two project rooms, and two instructor collaboration rooms.
The building took seven months to complete and is comprised of 36 modules that were built off-site. The building is designed for high energy efficiency, with six-inch walls, efficient air conditioning and lighting, and fins on exterior windows to block direct sunlight but allow ambient light. This is the first building that reflects EUSD’s new open concept, project-based learning rooms with garage doors and exposed concrete floors.
The new Math and Science Building was funded by Escondido voters through Proposition E, which was approved on November 4, 2014, and authorized $182.1 million in General Obligation Bonds for school modernization and facilities improvement.
“This is a great day for Escondido’s children and families,” said EUSD Supt. Luis Ibarra. “We thank the voters of Escondido for approving Prop. E and making possible the construction of this special place that will prepare the future scientists, engineers, and other STEM professionals of Escondido.”
The event is open to the public and includes the participation of students, their families, teachers, staff, board members, and donors.