Edison Language Academy Celebrates The Opening Of Phase 1

Sunday, 2 Feb 2014, 9:46:00 AM

Brenton Garen

Board of Education member Laurie Lieberman, Chief Financial Officer Jan Maez, Board of Education member Oscar de la Torre, Board of Education Vice President Ralph Mechur, Principal Lori Orum, Board of Education President Maria Leon-Vasquez, Superintendent Sandra Lyon, and Measure BB Advisory Committee Co-Chair Dennis Crane all gathered around the celebratory ribbon to symbolize the opening of the new school.
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Board of Education member Laurie Lieberman, Chief Financial Officer Jan Maez, Board of Education member Oscar de la Torre, Board of Education Vice President Ralph Mechur, Principal Lori Orum, Board of Education President Maria Leon-Vasquez, Superintendent Sandra Lyon, and Measure BB Advisory Committee Co-Chair Dennis Crane all gathered around the celebratory ribbon to symbolize the opening of the new school.

Santa Monica education officials held an opening celebration for phase one of the new $33.67 million Edison Language Academy on Jan. 21.

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new campus at 2402 Virginia Avenue, Santa Monica.

Construction began in August 22, 2011. Students and staff moved in January 6, 2014.

Phase one of the project included the construction of 27 K-5 classrooms, Cafetorium (cafeteria and auditorium), library, administrative offices, and a computer lab.

A public opening celebration will be held once Phase 2 (playfield and preschool) is complete in the fourth quarter of 2014.

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