By Ian Hanigan
IUSD’s planned fifth comprehensive high school was once again the topic of an in-depth discussion at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting.
Among the key takeaways this time around, staff members and planning consultants affirmed that the potential location known as Site A, situated near the northeast border of the Orange County Great Park, has undergone a rigorous environmental review and will likely be cleared by the Department of Toxic Substances Control by April 4. Approval by the California Department of Education would presumably follow. By contrast, the alternate location known as Site B, which is on west side of the former El Toro base, could require extensive environmental mitigation.
Still, even with Site A emerging as the preferred option — if not the only viable option — there are no guarantees that IUSD can start construction in June as planned. That’s because the land must be graded by developer FivePoint Communities and granted to the district, which has little control over the timing.
Lloyd Linton, IUSD’s director of facilities planning and construction, outlined four construction schedule scenarios for the board based on when the district might officially acquire Site A. Under the first two, which are possible …read more
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