SCUSD cuts the ribbon on $2.2 million McClatchy gym upgrade

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Right to left: Principal Peter Lambert, Superintendent José L. Banda, Board of Education Member Jay Hansen and Board President Darrel Woo

Sacramento City Unified officials cut the ribbon on C.K. McClatchy High School’s newly renovated gym at a ceremony on Friday.

McClatchy’s gym, opened with the school in 1937, lacked air conditioning until the $2.2 million renovation, which began last summer. In addition to a new HVAC system, the gym was upgraded with new bleachers, new energy-efficient lighting, refinished flooring and remodeled locker rooms and restrooms. The gym is home to the Lions’ winning basketball and wrestling programs.

The gym renovation is funded by Measure R bonds. Sacramento voters approved Measures Q and R – facilities bonds for Sac City schools – in November 2012.

McClatchy’s girls’ basketball team is undefeated in league play. After the ribbon-cutting, the varsity team maintained its winning streak by defeating Laguna Creek 66-28.