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Short Elementary Gets $1.1 Million in Construction Funds

The State Allocation Board disbursed almost $4 million for new school construction and modernization projects. Short Elementary in San Rafael will receive $1.1 million.

Short Elementary School will receive $1.1 million from the State Allocation Board for modernization projects.

The board disbursed $383.8 million for construction and modernization projects across 110 school districts, county offices of education and charter schools statewide.

For Short Elementary, the state will be paying 60 percent of a modernization project that includes updating the fire detection alarm system and accessibility at the school, according to the report. The San Rafael City School District will be paying for approximately $700,000, or 40 percent, of the $1.8 million project.

"Our schools play a key role in California's future," State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said. "These new funds provide vital assistance to local districts in the construction and rebuilding of schools, creating jobs in the community, and providing better opportunities to students for a successful future."

The Schools of the Future Initiative began in 2011 and is meant to help schools get resources for new technologies, energy efficient upgrades and establishing science and career technology education.

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