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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…