As a result of a variety of factors that include the District’s commitment to in-person instruction during the Pandemic and the strength of the academic program, the District has experienced a sharp increase in student enrollment. This, coupled with the State’s new universal transitional kindergarten program, has resulted in increased pressure on the District’s facilities to accommodate the educational program. Over the last two academic years, the District has been using the library and the auditorium to house regular and special education classes. This year, the Dolphin Center program has been using the outdoor gazebo because the District does not have space for the program. The two remaining portable buildings (relocatables) are in excess of 25 years and in poor condition.
In November of 2020, the District attempted to pass a voter approved general obligation bond to fund much needed improvements, to construct additional classrooms to accommodate growth, and to replace the remaining relocatable buildings. Unfortunately, the measure fell short of the needed votes to pass.
The project has been approved by DSA. The construction budget for this Project is $2,100,000, inclusive of all construction costs.