Assemblymember Al MuratsuchiTORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi congratulated schools on successful applications. The State Allocation Board has approved nearly $2 million in grant funding for four school construction projects in the 66th Assembly District. The projects are shovel-ready and include facility improvements to modernize the campuses, improve security, address accessibility shortcomings or provide upgrades to current fire and safety codes.

The schools receiving the grants are:

* Walteria Elementary in Torrance
* Magruder Middle School in Torrance
* Crestwood Street Elementary in Rancho Palos Verdes
* Fleming Middle School in Lomita.

“I’m glad the State Allocation Board’s actions will allow local school construction projects to proceed,” stated Muratsuchi, “Congratulations to the schools in District 66 that will now have the funds to beautify their campus and provide an environment where students will continue to feel safe and eager to learn.”

The schools are receiving the funding pursuant to Proposition 1D, which was approved by voters in 2006. The funds are distributed under the administration of the State Allocation Board. The Board is responsible for determining the distribution of voter-approved school construction bonds and is the policy level body for programs administered by the Office of Public School Construction.

Al Muratsuchi is the Chair of the Veterans Committee of the California State Assembly. He represents the cities of Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, the Los Angeles communities of Harbor City and Harbor Gateway, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance and the unincorporated communities of El Camino Village and West Carson.

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