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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.


Grant K-8

Civita Elementary School Site Preliminary Environmental Site Assessment (PEA) Equivalent
Approval of PEA for Proposed Civita Elementary School - (March 24, 2017)
Updated - Civita Elementary School Site PEA Equivalent Public Notice - (February 17, 2017)
Request to Review PEA Equivalent for Proposed Civita Elementary School
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), Proposed Civita Elementary School
Additional Information Requested for Phase I ESA - (March 11, 2016)
Additional Information Requested for Phase I ESA - (March 23, 2016)
   -Geotechnical Investigation
   -Final Report of Testing and Observation Services Performed During Site Grading
   -Quarry Falls Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Existing Site Conditions Map
Response to Phase I ESA Determination

Clairemont High School - Whole Site Modernization
Cubberly ES and Encanto ES - Joint Use Fields
Notice of Intent - June 15, 2017 - English and Spanish
Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration - June 2017
Logan Heights Educational Center Environmental Impact Report
Notice of Preparation (NOP)
Standley Middle School and Spreckels Elementary School Joint Use Facilities Project