Out with the old, in with the new: Vail Elementary sports modernized campus, tech improvements

Vail Elementary School Principal Jimmy Evans describes some of the newly-remodeled school's innovations to community members at Vail's grand re-opening, Jan. 11. Valley News/Will Fritz photo
After more than a year of construction and renovations, Vail Elementary School in Temecula officially celebrated the opening of its reworked campus with a grand re-opening Saturday, Jan. 11.The elementary school is one of the oldest in the Temecula Valley Unified School District, first constructed in the late 1970s to serve Temecula’s very first subdivisions, was closed for the entire 2018-19 school year while construction crews knocked down one of its aging buildings to replace it with a new two-level structure and library, while also remodeling the remaining buildings. The campus opened to students for fall 2019, but construction was not finally completed until December, according to the school’s principal, Jimmy Evans.The newly modernized campus features upgrades like in-cla
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