Sonoma State University has reached a tentative agreement with Technology High School for it to move to a new site off campus at the end of the 2018-1019 school year.

Tech High, a science, math and engineering magnet school, has been at the university’s Salazar Hall since beginning in 1999. The move will provide the university with an additional 12 classrooms and two computer labs during the upcoming renovation of Stevenson Hall, one of the campus’ two oldest buildings. Stevenson currently houses the schools of education, business and economics, and social services, as well as President Judy Sakaki’s office.

Robert A. Haley, superintendent of the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District, said in a statement the high school has outgrown its space at Salazar Hall and the move will allow it to address needs for shop facilities, classroom space and open areas for physical education. The district’s tentative plan is to relocate Tech High to Waldo Rohnert Park Elementary School for the 2019-20 school year.

Under the agreement, Technology High School students will continue to have access to certain SSU facilities for designated activities. The school also will maintain connections with the SSU School of Education and the Department of Engineering.

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