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New $22 Million Dollar Classroom Project Opens At Central Coast High School


A massive upgrade for a Central Coast high school opened for students for the first time. Santa Maria’s Righetti High School has a new $22 million dollar high tech classroom complex. The three story building has 38 state of the art rooms.

Some of the new classrooms went into operation Monday, while others will be phased in during the next few weeks. They replace some more than half century old classrooms, as well as a number of portable classrooms.

The project was funded by a voter approved Santa Maria Joint Union High School bond measure.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.