Scripps Ranch Schools Committee

Two Decisions this Fall

The Scripps Ranch Schools Committee will need to make recommendations on two critical issues this fall:

  • Crowding at Marshall Middle School, in particular redefining boundaries for fall 2001; and
  • Creating boundaries for Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School for when it opens in fall 2001.

We understand that each of these issues is complex and likely will generate considerable discussion and interest in the Scripps Ranch community.

The Schools Committee–which is composed of representatives of the SRCA, the two planning groups, the Scripps Ranch Rec Council, both landscape maintenance districts, and all local schools–is committed to ensuring an open and full discussion of these issues. Both issues will need to be resolved prior to January 2001 so that the School Board can hear our recommendations and make its final decisions in sufficient time to make any necessary adjustments to school sites or personnel.

We presently are awaiting the final enrollment numbers for this year and the demographic projections for subsequent years. We have brainstormed some of the possible solutions to each problem, and will be adding other possible solutions as they are suggested. We will publish a progress report on these issues in the November issue of the SRCA Newsletter.

Design of the EBS Interim Site

The EBS subcommittee has been working hard throughout the summer to finalize design of the interim site for the Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School, which will open in fall 2001.

A diagram showing the general layout of the campus is pictured below. The school will have the typical facilities including library, multipurpose room, outdoor stage, kitchen, and lunch court. More specific information about the EBS site and facilities will be in subsequent issues of the SRCA Newsletter.