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Sacramento (Calif.) district breaks ground on new elementary

June 13, 2023
The new Nicholas Elementary, set to open in 2025, will replace a 65-year-old campus.

Sacramento City (Calif.) Unified School District has begun construction of a new campus at the site of Nicholas Elementary School.

The district says the new Nicholas Elementary will be among the first new schools constructed in Sac City Unified in nearly two decades. When completed in fall 2025, the campus will feature an oversized multipurpose room, a STEAM lab, a community room, several shade canopies, a U-14 soccer field, and an overall focus on energy efficiency and environmental conservation.

The existing Nicholas Elementary was built in 1958. 

This is the second of three campus rebuilds that will begin this year. A similar groundbreaking was held last week for the Edward Kemble/Cesar Chavez Elementary, and another will take place at Oak Ridge Elementary in September.

These campuses were chosen for improvements based on high segregation and poverty indicators and other factors identified by Sac City Unified’s facilities master plan equity index.

The beginning of construction is the culmination of years of strategic planning and community collaboration, beginning with the passage of Measure H by Sacramento voters in March 2020. The $750 million general obligation bond provided Sac City Unified with the funding to begin making some of the estimated $4.4 billion in facilities needs identified across the district.

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