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PRESS RELEASE: MHUSD Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for Britton Middle School


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Morgan Hill Unified School District (MHUSD) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction for the new Britton Middle School. Tuesday, June 5th, Superintendent Steve Betando along with Board of Education Trustees Donna Ruebusch, Ron Woolf, Mary Patterson, Gino Borgioli, and David Gerard were on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony.

“Britton has served our community well and is one of our oldest school sites; it’s long overdue for an update. All of this would not be possible without Measure G funding. Thank you to our community for passing Measure G, our Citizens’ Oversite Committee, and our staff for making this possible,”  said Superintendent Steve Betando at the ceremony.

The 25-acre campus of Britton Middle School sits on land that was once occupied by Live Oak High School. In 1950, the old schoolhouse was replaced with the current buildings on site today. It wasn’t until 1975 when Live Oak High School moved to its current location on East Main Avenue, that the campus as we see it now become Britton Middle School. Named after former Live Oak Principal and Santa Clara County Superintendent Lewis Henry Britton, the school has undergone a few changes over the years but the new construction will give the old campus a completely different look and feel.

The new Britton buildings will become a welcoming entrance into historic downtown Morgan Hill and will further bolster the aesthetics of our lively and prosperous family-owned businesses in the area. MHUSD will continue to update the community as each phase of construction is completed.