Friday, December 6, 2013

Encanto Elementary dedicates new classroom building

Marne Foster, Board of Education trustee and Encanto Elementary School alumnus, Debra Baker,  Encanto ES principal; and Lee Dulgeroff, executive director of the district's Facilities Planning and Construction division, joined students, parents, community members, school partners, project partners, and other alumni to celebrate the Nov. 15 dedication of the school's new two-story classroom building.  

This classroom project included the addition of a new 16,768-square-foot, two-story classroom building on the Encanto campus. The new Building 100 includes 12 classrooms, one multipurpose (art/science) classroom, a Special Education room, an elevator and sky bridge connecting to Building 200, plus educational support rooms for grades three through five. The project also included a new ramp to the playground from the new building and code- compliant upgrades to the railings on the upper levels of the buildings 200 and 300, as well as electrical upgrades.

Construction began during summer 2012 and was completed in fall 2013. The two-story classroom project represents an investment of nearly $6 million into Encanto Elementary School and the community of Encanto. The project was funded by Proposition S, the 2008 bond measure passed by voters to repair, renovate and revitalize schools for the children of San Diego.

For more details on bond projects at Encanto Elementary School, visit For information on Prop. S, visit, e-mail or call 619-637-3604.