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CORE Construction & YUHSD to host formal ribbon-cutting ceremony

Yuma Union High School District and CORE Construction will host a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for its new district office and Vista Alternative High School sites on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 4-5:30 p.m.

Invitation for ribbon-cutting event Several guest speakers will present at the event, including YUHSD Superintendent Gina Thompson and VAHS Principal Brett Surguine. Tours will be provided to the public following the dedication ceremony.

“It’s incredibly exciting to officially welcome the community to our new facility,” YUHSD Superintendent Gina Thompson said. “We have been working out of the district office and Vista for the past couple of months, but we wanted to wait until temperatures cooled off before inviting everyone to our new home. The evening will be a small way of saying thank you to all of those, including first-and-foremost the voters, who helped make this beautiful complex a reality.”

YUHSD district office staff moved into their new space on Monday, Aug. 13, while VAHS opened its doors for the first time on July 27. Both buildings, and the YUHSD professional development center, were constructed in fewer than 14 months. The project was completed by CORE Construction with design by BWS, and Arcadis serving as the Construction Management-At-Risk (CMAR) to help facilitate collaboration. The total cost of the project was $6,730,783. It was approved by voters as part of a 2015 ballot initiative.

Eric Patten