Construction Update August 2020 - September 2020
Over the summer, it has been exciting to see how much progress has been made on the construction of the Cardiff School classroom buildings and ancillary spaces. The modernization of two classrooms attached to the administration building was completed as well. A safer, more efficient drop-off/pick-up and parking lot area is partially completed, as well as a portion of the playfields.
On June 15, 2020, a new federal lawsuit was filed by the same small group of neighbors behind an earlier lawsuit settled in March 2020. A court-ordered injunction requested by the plaintiffs has now delayed completion of the western half of the new parking lot/drop-off/pick-up area, a small portion of which lies within the old grant boundary that was temporarily enjoined by the court.
Other areas, including the new auditorium building, outdoor assembly steps and portions of the playfields, were enjoined as a result of the new lawsuit. Construction on these project elements had commenced after the District received final approval of the boundary adjustment from the National Park Service in April 2020, in a process that took two years to obtain.
At this time, students are scheduled to begin the school year on August 25, 2020 via distance learning, with an anticipated return to in-person learning on September 14, 2020. Kindergartners and first graders will return to campus in the old portables, while second-grade students will remain at Ada Harris during the fall.
Construction on the new classroom buildings is anticipated to be completed in December 2020. At winter break, all Kindergartners and first-grade students are scheduled to be moved from the portables into their new classrooms and second-grade students are scheduled to move from Ada Harris into their new Cardiff classrooms.
In January 2021, the old portables are scheduled to be removed. From January to June 2021, the remainder of the site work, landscaping and hard court play areas is scheduled to be completed. In June 2021,Cardiff School was scheduled to be finished and ready to welcome generations of new students to the campus.
The new lawsuit may further delay portions of the project, rendering the projected completion timeline obsolete. Please continue to check back on this page for updates.
To view 360-degree images of the construction site, click here.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or reviewing the following documents on Measure GG and the Cardiff School rebuild project:
- MEASURE GG BALLOT TEXT
- MEASURE GG PRESENTATIONS AND UPDATES
- INDEPENDENT CITIZENS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
- MEASURE GG ANNUAL FINANCIAL AND PERFORMANCE AUDITS & REPORTS
- MEASURE GG FACTS
- MEASURE GG IN THE NEWS
- MEDIA KIT