In a full day of activities in the Lodi area on Wednesday, Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, also met with representatives of the Lodi Unified School District to view a presentation on the proposed Green Tech Academy.
The district is working to open a new school focusing on sustainable environmental practices while teaching college and career preparatory courses.
For example, an on-site water treatment plant will be used as a teaching tool, as will solar panels installed in parking areas, planners told trustees at a study session Tuesday.
Superintendent Cathy Nichols-Washer was among the presenters Wednesday. A group of interested parties has been discussing the project for months. The district's goal is to design a school today that will prepare students for tomorrow's world.
The facility is expected to cost about $37 million, according to Assistant Superintendent Art Hand, and would be located just off Lower Sacramento Road near Eight Mile Road.
If construction funding is secured through private investors or grants, the school could open in fall 2014.
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