HOLTVILLE — There is joy in the Carrot Capital.
Word was received Thursday guaranteeing state funding for a new science building at the high school.
Holtville Unified School District Superintendent Pat Maruca was notified by the state Office of Public School Construction that nearly $670,000 would be available for construction costs. The building is scheduled to be ready for next school year.
"I'm thrilled for our students and for our community," said school board Chairman Bill Thornburg Jr. "I would like to thank our interim superintendent Anne Mallory, our present superintendent and all our staff that helped make this happen. In addition, I would like to thank my fellow board members for their commitment to this project as well as future plans to improve classrooms in the district."
David Avila, a Holtville High science teacher for four years, said he was "just floored" when he heard the good news.