Grossmont Union Rededication

2/18/16 - Grossmont Union High School District celebrates re-dedication of three classroom buildings at Monte Vista High School
$7.6 Million Proposition U-funded Project Provides Modern Instructional Facilities for District’s Rigorous Career Technical Education Programs

Grand re-opening/re-dedication celebration for three classroom buildings (the 700, 800 and 800A Buildings) following a major renovation and modernization project to bring the outdated facilities up to modern standards and accommodate the district’s Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways.

Celebration included:

  • In place of a traditional ribbon-cutting, students have created a metal chain that they will cut through with a plasma cutter.
  • Building dedication, facility tours
  • Speakers and local dignitaries
  • Automotive program students demonstrating brake, tire and fluid maintenance, and operating scanners to perform diagnostics and tune-ups
  • Manufacturing technology students demonstrating metal fabrication and welding


  • Project, completed in two phases over seven months, involved the renovation and modernization of three outdated buildings, totaling nearly 32,000 square feet:
    • 700 Building – features an all-new kitchen, which supplies meals for the entire campus, and two classrooms for the school’s music programs
    • 800 Building – includes new computer labs to support the school’s game design CTE pathway, new ASB facility, new student weight room, student restrooms, office space and storage
    • 800A Building – houses the auto and metals CTE programs
  • Construction cost: $7.6 million
  • More information about the district’s CTE pathways may be found at:
  • Funded by Proposition U, budgeted at $601.7 million, which includes a $417 million bond measure passed by voters in 2008 as well as $184.7 million in expected state funding and interest earnings. The bond will substantially complete the modernization of district schools, and provide classrooms and equipment for Career Technical Education. More information about the bond program is available at

>> Gafcon GUHSD Project Page
>> Buildings 700/800/800A Fact Sheet

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