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Construction begins on Mission Valley's first public elementary school

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Posted at 3:41 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 18:56:21-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Construction has started on Mission Valley's first public elementary school.

The new preschool through 5th-grade campus at the corner of Via Alta and Civita Boulevard will serve residents living in the Civita residential development. Families living in the Mission Valley and Fashion Valley neighborhoods will also make use of the new school.

The campus will feature classrooms with roll-up doors that open to the outside for 1st- through 5th-grade students; dedicated play areas for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st- through 5th-grade students; "makerspaces" for students; and an indoor-outdoor multipurpose facility.

San Deigo Unified School District provided a virtual walkthrough of the campus here.

"With more significant growth planned in the area, we must prepare for the influx of new families and students," said Dr. John Lee Evans, Board of Education President. "This community deserves a quality neighborhood school."

The campus will enroll up to 500 students and construction is expected to finish in spring 2022.

The new school is funded through 2012's voter-approved Proposition Z bond measure, state schools facilities funding, and developer fees, according to San Diego Unified School District.