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School board cooks up a plan for new Matilija kitchen, dining area

Austin Widger, Ojai Valley News reporter
Matilija Junior High School will receive a new kitchen and cafeteria building to help prepare for its transition to a sixth-through-eighth-grade middle school, after the Ojai Unified School District (OUSD) Board approved the project during its Sept. 4 meeting. 
The Board approved the motion unanimously. 
The project will be funded with the District's Measure J bond funds.
Initially, the allotment for the kitchen and dining hall improvements was $700,000. However, a thorough look at the building's condition, accessibility issues and required health improvements showed it would take much more to improve the 70-year-old kitchen and dining hall building.

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