Carlsbad (Calif.) district moves ahead on plans for new high school

Feb. 12, 2009
Board votes to certify environmental impact report despite residents' concerns about noise and traffic

TheCarlsbad (Calif.) school board has decided to certify an environmental impact report for a new high school scheduled that would open in 2012. The vote came despite the objections of several Carlsbad residents who said the $95 million project will bring excessive noise, traffic and pollution to nearby Calavera Creek and its surrounding wetlands – one of the last undeveloped areas of the city. Much of the controversy focuses on plans for a lighted sports field and track.
To read The San Diego Union-Tribune article, click here.

FROM JANUARY 2009: Endangered birds have delayed the opening of a new high school in Carlsbad, Calif., until late 2012. The $95 million campus, intended to lessen severe crowding at Carlsbad High, was originally scheduled to open in fall 2011. But the discovery of two nests of an endangered bird on city property near the site, and a different endangered bird found on the site, have forced the Carlsbad Unified School District to delay grading the property until the end of next summer. That has pushed back the opening to the fall of 2012.To read The San Diego Union-Tribune article, click here.

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