WHAT: Fontana Unified School District will host a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the start of construction on a new District middle school on the north end of Fontana. The new school will span more than 150,000 square feet and accommodate up to 1,200 students when it opens, which is scheduled for August 2026.

Fontana Unified Board of Education President Marcelino “Mars” Serna, Superintendent Miki R. Inbody and representatives from project architect Ruhnau Clarke Architects and contractor Balfour Beatty will be present for the groundbreaking, which will include honorary speeches and refreshments.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 14
10 to 11 a.m.

WHERE: New middle school construction site
Citrus Avenue and Casa Grande Avenue, Fontana
DETAILS: Fontana Unified’s new middle school will help prevent overcrowding and ensure all students have access to small class sizes and high-quality academic instruction as the District strives to meet the growing needs of Fontana, where new housing is under development and new families continue to move into the community.

The school is designed as a three-in-one facility, serving as a school, community engagement hub and gallery space that honors the history of Fontana and displays innovative student projects that offer solutions to real-world problems. The construction plans include science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) labs/maker spaces, robotics/fabrication and prototype labs, media production studios, outdoor learning spaces, a graphic design studio, a research hub and study lounge and a gymnasium.

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