WHAT: San Ysidro School District will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of two extensive school renovation projects funded in part by the District’s 1997 Proposition C.

Over summer break, San Ysidro School District spent $27.9 million to improve La Mirada and Smythe elementary schools, built in 1972 and 1973, respectively. Construction crews overhauled each campus, replacing drywall, air conditioning systems, ceiling tiles, lighting, doors, carpet and furniture, while also painting the interior and exterior of each campus.

WHEN: 4 p.m., Thursday, August 31
Campus tours to follow

WHERE: Smythe Elementary School, 1880 Smythe Ave., San Ysidro, CA

DETAILS: The projects will improve learning environments and enhance the safety of each campus, ultimately to promote academic success.

The District’s modernization project was funded in part by Proposition C, Certificate of Participation, developer fees, the General Fund and other special revenues.

Interested members of the media will be able to take photos and video during a tour of La Mirada Elementary following the ribbon-cutting ceremony.