The Elk Grove district opened Marion Mix Elementary in 2015 and if enrollment projections hold the district will need to add many more campuses in the coming years CBS Sacramento

The Elk Grove district opened Marion Mix Elementary in 2015, and if enrollment projections hold, the district will need to add many more campuses in the coming years.

Fast-growing California district may need a dozen new schools in the next decade

Elk Grove district projects an enrollment increase of more than 13,000 in the next 10 years.

The Elk Grove (Calif.) school district says it may need up to a dozen new schools over the next decade to accommodate burgeoning student enrollment.

CBS Sacramento reports that the district projects a need for one high, one middle and 10 elementary campuses.

Elk Grove Unified’s 2015 master plan says that 19,400 homes will be built within the school system's boundaries in the next 10 years. Officials predict that housing spurt will boost the district's 62,000-student enrollment by an additional 13,940.

To help pay for the additional classroom space, Elk Grove has proposed a $450 million bond proposal that would be on the November ballot, The Sacramento Bee says.

The district, the fifth largest in the state, covers 320 square miles, including parts of Sacramento, Elk Grove and Rancho Cordova, and unincorporated areas of Sacramento County.

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