By Karen Billing
The Del Mar Union School District is about two-thirds of the way through the process of preparing its Facilities Master Plan, expected to be presented to the board on Jan. 22, 2014.
According to Andrea Sullivan of the Dolinka Group, one of the district’s master plan facilitators, a top priority has been community feedback. The district’s outreach group has so far had three meetings and will have a fourth on Tuesday, Dec. 17. A town hall meeting was also held on Nov. 6, attended by 43 people and generating eight written comments.
The master plan looks at ways to modernize and improve school sites as well as options to address enrollment needs, such as moving the Child Development Center and pre-school from Sycamore Ridge to Ashley Falls, and making new development in East Pacific Highlands Ranch part of the Ashley Falls attendance boundary.
On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the district will host town hall meetings at Sycamore Ridge, Ashley Falls and Torrey Hills, three schools most impacted by the options to address enrollment and capacity needs. The meetings will be held at 8:15 a.m. at Sycamore Ridge, 10 a.m. at Ashley Falls, and 1 p.m. at Torrey Hills.
At the Dec. 17 outreach group meeting, group members will be looking at plans for individual school sites and prioritizing their wants and needs for school improvements. The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at Del Mar Hills Academy.