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Proposition C

CTE Renovation & Expansion at Joshua High School - $29.5M

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Proposition C includes a 26,000 square-foot renovation and a 31,000 square-foot addition of the Career and Technical Education facility at Joshua High School. 

Some CTE classes are offered in the main portion of JHS. By adding space in the CTE wing, this would allow all CTE classes to be offered in one location. This would free up classroom space in the main portion for core classes such as science, English, math and history. Currently, JHS does not have any available classroom space available for growth. 

CTE classes are courses offering technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare students for further education and careers in current or emerging professions. The demand for jobs in CTE is increasing. CTE students typically graduate high school with certifications in their field and/or college credits.

  • Culinary Arts - Program is currently at capacity. Expand and renovate the current space to accommodate growth of the program and create a cafe space where the students can simulate a working environment. Relocate and update the two residential kitchens to commercial kitchens.

  • Cosmetology - Program is currently at capacity. Expand and renovate to accommodate growth of the program. Create a Salon with a private entrance to increase security of the school.

  • Health Science - Update and expand lab spaces to current needs of the program.

  • Business, Marketing, and Finance - Move classrooms to CTE building, update equipment. 

  • Computer Science - Move to CTE building and expand due to program growth including update equipment. 

  • Construction Technology -  Program is currently at capacity.  Add additional classroom space and renovate labs to ensure equipment meets industry standards and safety of students. 

  • Education - Move 2 classrooms to the CTE building. Create a simulated classroom space. 

  • Arts, A/V, Technology and Communications - Move to CTE building and expand to create specific lab and studio spaces including updating equipment to industry standard. 

  • Engineering - Move to CTE building and expand to create specific lab space.

  • Criminal Justice - Move Forensics to CTE building and add a Forensics lab and evidence room. Plan for future Criminal Justice Pathway by including additional lab and classroom spaces. 

Our current Career & Technical Education facilities are 20 years old and were constructed as part of a renovation to Joshua High School in 2003. The lab and classroom spaces do not meet industry standards for square footage, safety features, ventilation, and storage of materials. Tools and equipment are outdated or broken. Currently, many CTE classrooms at JHS lack adequate space required for specialized programs. Thus, creating safety concerns and limiting enrollment for students pursuing a specialized career pathway.  

  • The culinary classroom does not have adequate site lines to all areas of the classroom creating safety concerns for the teacher. 

  • Two CTE classrooms can only be accessed through another classroom.

  • One construction lab does not have an attached classroom and lacks proper ventilation.