By Ian Hanigan
The location of Irvine’s next high school continued to be a topic of discussion this week, as the City Council voted in favor of a plan that would present an alternative site for the Irvine Unified School District to consider.
Though IUSD has already secured a suitable location for the campus, Superintendent Terry Walker said the district would be willing to evaluate the viability of another property. At the same time, the superintendent has repeatedly stressed the critical need to stick with the current timeline.
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As we pointed out last week, IUSD is on track to open its fifth comprehensive high school in the fall of 2016. If the project is delayed — and changing sites this far along would make that a very likely scenario — significant overcrowding is projected to occur at Irvine, Northwood, University and Woodbridge high schools, which would pick up an additional 8,500 students by the 2016-17 school year.
IUSD and the developer FivePoints Communities have agreements in place for a 40-acre property near the northeast border of the Orange County Great Park. Those contractual arrangements allow for a …read more
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