On May 13 the San Diego Unified School Board took up the Scripps Ranch elementary school reboundarying issue. The school board voted 5-0 in favor of Scenario E as the new boundary lines starting in September 2008. District staff and the Scripps Ranch Schools Committee (SRSC) had supported Scenario A.
A copy of Scenario E is on the SRCA website at [www.scrippsranch.org]. The neighborhoods of Huntington and Versante will move from the Jerabek Elementary School boundary to Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School (EBS). The streets affected are:
- Caminito Alto
- Caminito Arboles
- Caminito Canada
- Caminito Canon
- Caminito Canelo
- Caminito Cerezo
- Caminito Colorado
- Caminito Cuesta
- Caminito Peral
- Caminito Mirada
- Caminito Tierra
- Mesa Vista Place
- Vista Elevada
The eastern portion of the Crestview development--11450 to 11494 Village Ridge Road and 11502 to 11596 Village Ridge Road--currently in the Dingeman boundary, also will move to EBS. If you are in an affected area and would like to move to EBS, call the office at 693-8593.
The school board has said they will permit concurrent grandfathering. That means current students in the reboundaried areas may choose to stay at their current school for the remainder of their time in elementary school.
In addition, any younger siblings who start kindergarten at the original school while an older sibling is still attending that school will be allowed to stay through their elementary school years if they choose. Of course, impacted children also may attend EBS.
In late April the district held a meeting regarding its Long-Range Master Facility Plan for administration, teachers, staff, and parents from each of the six Scripps Ranch schools. The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) has been working to identify areas across the district that need capital improvements. The district hopes to raise funds with a new bond measure in November and is seeking input from the schools as to what improvements they think are necessary.
The district has identified capital needs of about $5.5 billion, far in excess of the amount they are likely to receive in a bond measure--in the $1.5 billion range. Many of the schools in the district are aging and need repairs and updating. Certain school modifications are required by law or for safety reasons, such as updating restrooms for ADA compliance and enhancing security.
The Scripps Ranch schools' representatives identified, for the most part, air conditioning, security, and technology as the areas of most need. The district will meet with all the other school clusters in the district then present a report with the priority of needs identified by the schools. That process is expected to take a couple of months.