San Dieguito moves forward with Pacific Highlands Ranch middle school project

COAST CITIES — The San Dieguito Union High School District board of trustees voted last week to buy land to build a new middle school in Pacific Highlands Ranch. 

The district will use general obligation bonds from Proposition AA, voter-approved last fall, to finance the purchase of land from Pardee Homes. The cost of the new middle school is estimated at $71.2 million.

“A lot of work has gone into this moment,” said Eric Dill, associate superintendent.

In March 2010 a district task force determined that a new school would be needed to alleviate growth pressures at Carmel Valley Middle School, whose current enrollment is highest amongst San Dieguito’s middle schools.

The new school will be located next to Canyon Crest Academy and will open in phases beginning fall 2015.



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