January 19, 2012 (El Cajon)--Grossmont High School and Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) broke ground last week for a new humanities building at Grossmont High School. The two-story, 35,000-square-foot building now under construction is the largest classroom project funded by the Proposition U construction program passed by voters in 2008.
It will add 31 classrooms, replacing eight 1920s-era condemned classrooms and outdated re-locatable classrooms. With an easily accessible entryway for students, the humanities building will provide additional learning space for English, social science, math and special education classes. Additional work includes construction of an auto shop, tennis courts and related site improvements.
The groundbreaking ceremony began with a presentation of colors flag ceremony by the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp (NJROTC) followed by remarks from Dan Barnes, Grossmont High School principal; Don Ginn, social science teacher and school historian; Grace Crummett, Associated Student Body representative; and GUHSD representatives. The project team includes program manager Gafcon, Inc., architect LPA, Inc. and sitework contractor Riha Construction.