After a set of delays, ground was broken Saturday for a new school in Mira Mesa, and it will have a very familiar name.
The groundbreaking for Jonas Salk Elementary School was held at 7825 Flanders Drive at 10 a.m.
Salk, the man behind the name, was a scientist who discovered the first effective vaccine for polio.
Salk also built San Diego's Salk Institute.
Salk's oldest son, Dr. Peter Salk, was on hand for Saturday's event and said the school is a dream come true for the family.
Dr. Salk added that his father's work and ideas of humanity will be integrated into the school's curriculum.
The site on Flanders Drive was graded for a school in 1980, but the project ran into environmental delays.
The new $24 million school is expected to open in 2014.