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Homeless Students Get New Facility

In the spirit of her grandmother’s unwavering dedication to the education of all young people, Dr. Evelyn Bethune will be the guest of honor at the dedication of the new Mary McLeod Bethune Transitional Center for Homeless Students. The event will celebrate the district’s newest building that supports the heroic American role model’s advocacy of excellent education for all students. The 10 a.m. ceremony on Thursday, February 9, will showcase the new facilities that replace two old bungalows that formerly housed the center. Supervisor Don Knabe committed $1 million to construct the new building, which includes two classrooms, nurse’s, counselor’s and administrative offices, a parent center, kitchen and restrooms. The district launched its first homeless education facility in 1991 at the former Seaside Hospital.