San Diego Unified School District goes through an extensive environmental review process prior to starting construction on any new project or making improvements to existing facilities. By law, all projects undertaken in the State of California are required to be reviewed under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  For new schools, the environmental review process typically takes between 12 and 24 months, while the process for existing schools takes approximately six months. 

In accordance with CEQA, the district's Facilities Planning & Construction Division keeps the state and public informed through multiple means that include issuing notices of intent before projects, holding meetings to collect public input when necessary, and assessing the need for an Environmental Impact Report.  In an effort to be more transparent, the school district goes beyond the CEQA requirements when noticing neighbors, parents, staff, students and other stakeholders. For additional information, or if you would like to be noticed on a particular environmental project, please contact Paul Garcia, facilities development CEQA coordinator, at 858-637-6290 or pgarcia4@sandi.net.

 
ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS OPEN FOR PUBLIC REVIEW
 
 
SDUSD District-Wide Fencing Project
Notice of Intent - English and Spanish - November 2, 2018
Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration - November 2018
 
ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS CLOSED FOR PUBLIC REVIEW
 
Bell Middle School Photovoltaic Project
Notice of Intent - English and Spanish - September 7, 2018
Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration IS/MND - September 2018
 
Clairemont High School - Whole Site Modernization Project
Notice of Preparation - English and Spanish
 
Holmes Elementary School  Joint Use Field Project
 
APPROVED/CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS
 
Civita Elementary School Site Preliminary Environmental Site Assessment (PEA) Equivalent
 
Clairemont High School Athletic Facilities Upgrades Project
 
Crawford High School and Mann Middle School Athletic Facility Upgrade and Modernization Project
 
Cubberly ES and Encanto ES - Joint Use Fields Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration - June 2017
 
Emerson Bandini Elementary School Whole Site Modernization
 
Grant K-8 Preliminary Environmental Assessment
 
King-Chavez Primary, Arts, and Athletics Academies Whole Site Modernization Project
 
Lindbergh Schweitzer Whole Site Modernization & Joint Use Field Project
 
Logan Heights Educational Center Environmental Impact Report
 
San Diego Cooperative Charter School Whole Site Modernization Project
 
Scripps Mesa Joint Occupancy Project
EIR Public Scoping Meeting Transcript - January 18, 2017
 
Serra High School New Classroom Building and Site Improvements Project
 
Standley Middle School and Spreckels Elementary School Joint Use Facilities Project
 
Twain Main Portable Campus Project