Media Invited to Learn About Debbie Smith Career & Technical Education Academy High School

For Immediate Release

 
Contact: Victoria Campbell
(775) 772-2907

 

 Media Invited to Learn About Debbie Smith Career & Technical Education Academy High School

 

What: Members of the media are invited to learn more about the Debbie Smith Career & Technical Education Academy High School, which will be constructed on the current site of Procter Hug High School. District staff will make short presentations followed by a walking tour of the site.

 

When: Tuesday, August 17

             3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (Members of the media, please arrive promptly at 3 p.m.)

        
Where: Procter Hug High School

              Library

              2880 Sutro St.

              Reno

 

Details: Construction will begin on the Debbie Smith CTE Academy High School after the current Procter Hug High School closes and moves to its new campus in the fall of 2022.

The new CTE school is slated to open in the fall of 2023.

 

CTE Director Josh Hartzog and Deputy Capital Projects & Facilities Management Officer Tami Zimmerman will make a brief presentation about the CTE’s new academies and the school’s design. They will then unveil a video showing a three-dimensional architectural fly through of what the new school will look like. Finally, the media will be given a brief walking tour of the campus where they will have the chance to see which buildings will be demolished and which will be renovated.

 

Editors’ Notes: Debbie Smith was a Nevada State Senator who represented parts of Reno, Sparks, Sun Valley, and unincorporated Washoe County. She previously served in the Nevada State Assembly.

She sponsored many pieces of legislation to improve public education, including the bill that led to the creation of the 2016 ballot question on capital funding, which gave WCSD the capital funding to support the new high school.

Debbie Smith died in 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer, leaving a legacy of dedication to improving the health, safety, and welfare of all Nevada children. The Board of Trustees decided to name the school after Smith last year. The opening of the Debbie Smith CTE Academy High School will mark the first time a Washoe County School District high school has been named after a woman.  

 

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