Board of Education News

1 Nov

Declared Status for San Rafael Elementary School 

The PUSD Board of Education has unanimously declared San Rafael Elementary School “surplus” with intent to “lease” the site. This action gives shape and direction to future plans to preserve and maintain the property.

The 7-0 vote October 23, 2014 followed staff review and Board discussion and gives relief to neighbors threatened by seismic trenching and re-location of buildings.

SRNA was present for all publicly-noticed Board committee meetings on this matter and appreciates the Board’s attention and unanimous concern for the long-term future of the property.

The Board again confirmed the timeline for vacating the site remains the end of the 2017 school year. Neighbors have expressed a clear preference for “continuous occupancy” to avoid problems associated with vacancy.

The Board of Education, signaling intent to protect the interests of the property, appears to have a similar preference.

To view the signed resolution, click here: Resolution 2304

SRNA thanks neighbors for ongoing attention to this matter.


Leased Status for the Linda Vista Elementary site  

On a related note, the Pasadena Unified School Board voted 6-0 (one absent) on October 30th to accept a bid by Stratford Schools Inc. to lease the site of former Linda Vista Elementary School.

The district received two bids on the property. The lease is for 25 years. Stratford Schools plans to open a K-8 school on the site. This will be their first private school in Southern California. The company operates multiple campuses in Northern California.

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