Groundbreaking for Career Technical Education Project Enhancements at Davis Senior High School
Posted on 04/05/2022
On Thursday, March 31 at 11:40 a.m., the Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) held a small, informal groundbreaking event for the Career Technical Education project enhancements taking place at the Davis Senior High School (DSHS).

The event was attended by several of our Davis Board of Education Trustees, Interim Superintendent Matt Best, DSHS Principal Tom McHale, staff and students of DSHS, architect and construction managers, as well as select members of the Davis Joint Unified School District leadership team, who commemorated today with the official groundbreaking of the location of the new Robotics building which will be constructed on the southwest corner of campus.

DSHS Principal Tom McHale commented that “Davis Senior High School students and staff will enjoy the benefits and opportunities these projects will bring for many years to come. Through these projects, we will promote a continued growth of our CTE programs, affirm our commitment to 21st century teaching and learning and prepare our students for college and career through our graduate profile, focusing on collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving as well as creativity and creation.” Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services, Rody Boonchouy, excitedly shared “We’ve spent a lot of time reimagining our Career Tech Ed program in order to create more opportunities and resources for our students and programs for their future. It also came out of the need and community demand, to bring our district mission to life; that is to ignite a love for learning and to prepare our students for an evolving world.”

In October, 2020, DJUSD received $9 million in facilities grant funds from the State of California to improve Career Technical Education facilities at Da Vinci High School and Davis Senior High School. These grants require a 1:1 funding match, which DJUSD will support thanks to the passage of Measure M, which was approved by Davis voters in 2018. DSHS will utilize this funding to construct 7,800 sq ft of additional instructional space for the Engineering/Robotics pathway, provide an additional vehicle repair bay specific to electric vehicles for the Transportation pathway and, lastly, manufacture improvements to existing shops and agricultural facilities for the Agriculture pathway. CTE program enhancements will begin spring 2022 with an anticipated completion date of winter 2023.

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