A $350 million high school in Los Angeles that has gone through many delays as a result of environmental, seismic and legal troubles has finally opened . The school has been behind schedule for almost a decade.
Many students have been waiting for this for a long time. "A lot of people in the community were supposed to graduate from here, but they didn't. I thought it was going to be the same for me" said Uriel Rivera, an 18-year-old senior at the Edward R. Roybal Learning Center
The school resembles a college campus, with several classroom buildings surrounding a landscaped courtyard. It boasts a gym with capacity to hold 3,000, a large dance studio with cushioned maple floors, 480 underground parking spaces - and a $17 million toxic gas mitigation system that costs $250,000 a year to operate.
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