By Nick Sestanovich
An often-repeated mantra on Edwin Markham Elementary School’s blacktop Wednesday morning was that the day represented “a new beginning” for Markham.
The occasion: a groundbreaking ceremony for a campuswide modernization at Markham, slated to begin when school lets out for the summer.
The $35 million project is one of several to be funded through Measure A, a $194 million general obligation bond which was approved by voters in 2014. Among the completed projects financed through Measure A include two new two-story buildings to replace old portables at Vacaville High School, a new stadium at Will C. Wood High School, a modernization of Willis Jepson Middle School’s campus and new science classrooms and multipurpose room at Sierra Vista K-8 School. Other future projects include improvements to Vacaville High’s Zunino Stadium, a new shade structure and career tech classroom at Country High School and a new kitchen, shade structure and science labs at Buckingham Charter Magnet High School.