The community is invited to watch football and tour construction under way on the Palo Alto High School campus when the Gunn and Paly football teams clash there on Friday, Sept. 21.
Space for tailgating and other festivities will be available prior to kick-off, which is 5:15 p.m. for the frosh-soph teams and 7:30 p.m. for the varsity squads.
Campus tours will be offered to show construction progress on a new, two-story math and social studies classroom building, a new multi-story media arts center and a new multi-use athletic field.
School Superintendent Kevin Skelly said the mayors of Palo Alto and East Palo Alto and school board members will be on hand.
"With the recent improvements at both schools, we look forward to starting up a new tradition of showing off our high school campus improvements and bringing to the schools Palo Altans who might not otherwise see how the campuses are being improved," Skelly said.
New facilities at Paly and Gunn -- as well as improvements to elementary and middle school campuses across town -- are funded under the $378 million "Strong Schools" bond supported by more than 77 percent of school district voters in June 2008.