Measure GG Background

  • Construction industry considered essential service during COVID-19

    Certain industries and employment sectors have been termed “essential business” or “essential service” and do not need to close during the statewide stay-at-home order. This is because they are considered critical for the health and safety of the state. The construction industry is one of the sectors considered essential under the governor’s order. This means the recently resumed construction on Cardiff School will continue until further notice.

    Cardiff School Construction Resumes

    Updated: March 4, 2020

    Cardiff School District is pleased to announce that construction on Cardiff School has resumed.

    The school’s construction contractor has returned in full force to the site with equipment and personnel to restart the work that was suspended three months ago.

    Construction Plan

    Site remediation and preparation has commenced so that construction of classroom buildings and related support spaces can begin in the near future.

    All of these buildings will be built per the original design that was created in collaboration with staff, parent and community input.  

    As has always been the District’s position, construction on the multipurpose room, expanded pickup/drop-off and parking lot, and outdoor assembly area, which are located within a current National Park Service (NPS) grant boundary, will not take place until the District receives approval from NPS on a boundary adjustment. The District is working closely with NPS and the State of California to finalize this process.

    Updates will be provided here as they become available.

    Student Housing Plan

    The District anticipates that all incoming second graders will begin the 2020-2021 school year at Ada Harris School and will transition to their new classrooms at Cardiff School in late fall 2020.

    Incoming Kindergarten and first grade students will start the 2020-2021 school year on the current Cardiff School campus as it presently exists. The District anticipates that they will also transition to the newly built classrooms in late fall 2020.

    Revised Project Timeline

    More information about the timeline will be posted once construction has fully resumed.

    About Measure GG

    Measure GG, a $22 million bond, was endorsed by the San Diego Taxpayers’ Association and approved by 65.9 percent of Cardiff voters in 2016 for the primary purpose of rebuilding Cardiff School.

    Learn More  

    The District is committed to communicating with residents as this project progresses. You can learn more about the project by contacting Randy Peterson, the Measure GG Bond Program Manager at or reviewing the following documents on Measure GG and the Cardiff School rebuild project: