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

Clairemont High School - Whole Site Modernization Project
Notice of Preparation - English and Spanish
Holmes Elementary School  Joint Use Field Project
Montgomery Middle School Whole Site Modernization Project
Muir at Anderson School Whole Site Modernization Project
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
SDUSD District-Wide Fencing Project
Notice of Intent - English and Spanish - November 2, 2018
Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration - November 2018
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