National City Middle School has begun construction on a $16.4 million modernization project, which includes building a 17,734-square-foot addition to the campus that will house classrooms and a new cafeteria.
National City Mayor Ron Morrison marked the groundbreaking by declaring the day “Proposition O – National City Middle School Day.”
National City Middle School is one of nine schools to be renovated during the first phase of the Prop. O construction program. Approved by the voters in November of 2008, Prop. O provides $644 million to renovate the 32 campuses of the Sweetwater Union High School District. The school district’s current enrollment includes 43,000 middle and high school students and 27,000 adult learners.
Construction to be executed as a result of the bond measure includes upgrading classrooms, restrooms, science labs, libraries and technology. Contracts will also be issued to improve handicap accessibility, remove asbestos and lead paint and improve fire systems.