Downtown McKinley School to be renovated

[Source: Deborah Dillon, City of Phoenix] — At its May 28, 2008 meeting, the Phoenix City Council approved two small specialty high school grants from the 2006 Capital Improvement Program Bond funding totaling more than $5.7 million.  The grants awarded to Phoenix Union High School and Paradise Valley districts will be used to develop a small specialty high school in each school district.  “The educational opportunities provided by these grants will build a stronger, more educated workforce that will help Phoenix continue to build its knowledge economy,” said Mayor Phil Gordon.

Phoenix Union will establish a Medical Sciences School on the Bioscience High School campus that will focus on the foundational skills and knowledge to support advanced college course-taking and career development in the medical fields of nursing, veterinary science, epidemiology, and medical practice.  The school district plans to use its $2,447,340 grant to renovate the existing historic McKinley building at McKinley and 6th Street and share cafeteria and common spaces with the Bioscience High School…

Posted on May 29, 2008, in Downtown Vitality, Education, Historic Preservation, Sustainability and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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