HOLTVILLE — The Holtville Unified School district will have the official ground-breaking for the new Holtville High School science building at 11 a.m. Friday.
Construction, though, has already begun.
A few weeks ago TSI/Tenant Space Inc., of Brawley, installed fencing and put a construction trailer on the site. Cecil Atkins, division manager of the company's public works division, headquartered in Brawley, has set a completion date for April.
HUSD Superintendent Pat Maruca said, "it appears that it was at least 35 years ago that there was any new construction in the district."
The bulk of the funding for the nearly $1 million building was received in the form of a grant from the state Office of Public School Construction. The district's general fund will provide the remaining third, $330,477.