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Groundbreaking ceremony held for future Menifee elementary school

City leaders join together with Menifee Union School District to celebrate MUSD’s 15th Elementary School. Photo provided by the City of Menifee.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 18 to mark the beginning of construction for a new $54.5 million state-of-the-art school in Menifee in the area of Scott Road and Mira Road.

Among those in attendance were members of the Governing Board of Education, members of the Measure Q Bond Citizens’ Oversight Committee, Mayor Bill Zimmerman, Councilwoman Lesa Sobek, Councilman Bob Karwin, and a representative of Senator Ochoa Bogh. The attendees celebrated the occasion by taking part in a traditional shovel ceremony.

The site for the new school holds historical significance as it is located just northeast of the former Leon Mine, a gold and silver mine that operated from the 1800s until 1953. The groundbreaking ceremony paid tribute to the area’s rich history and celebrated the new chapter in education for the community.

“In the building of Elementary School 15, we are honored to provide the community with a beautiful facility that will set the stage for the growth and development of hundreds of elementary school children each year,” Superintendent Jennifer Root said

As the city continues to grow, so does the Menifee Union School District, with a projected growth of over 300 students each year. Elementary School 15 will be able to support the growing community, especially to the east and north, of housing developments under construction now and for the future.

“As we break ground on this new school, we are also breaking new ground in education,” Board President Morgan Singleton said. “This school will be a state-of-the-art facility, equipped with innovative technology and designed to foster incredible learning, exploration, and imagination.”

The new school is expected to be completed by August 2024.

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