Manteca Unified is seeking a $3 million grant to renovate the current Manteca High ag building as well as add additional facilities.
The Career & Technical Education grant from the state, if approved, will allow the construction of a new ag building with two classrooms, restrooms, a wood shop, a storage supply room, a tool room and a finishing room. Existing space would be updated.
It would be similar to a project now underway at East Union High.
Manteca is hoping to tie the new ag building into the current $42 million modernization and expansion currently underway at the 99-year-old Manteca High campus.
Once completed the overall project being funded with Measure G bond money and growth fees collected on new construction will provide Manteca High with the capacity to accommodate 2,250 students. Currently the campus has around 1,700 students.
That is expected to avoid the need for a new high school campus for at least 15 to 20 years that could cost close to $200 million.
Among the improvements is a new gym that can seat 2,161 — almost three times the capacity of the current large gym.
Plans call for the current aging woodshop to be remodeled into a weight room. One of the existing locker rooms at the Winter Gym will be updated. The other locker room will be converted to an aerobics room.
The Winter Gym will become the secondary gym. The current small gym will be demolished once the new gym is completed. The replacement swimming pool will go where the small gym is today.
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