By Karen Billing
The Solana Beach School District has released a timeline for its seventh school, to be located in Pacific Highlands Ranch. The district hopes to open the new K-6 elementary school with a child development center in the fall of 2014. The school site is off Pacific Highlands Ranch Parkway.
“This is great news that a school is coming,” said Manjeet Ranu, the Pacific Highlands Ranch representative on the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board.
A naming contest for the school will be conducted in the fall. Last time the district held a naming contest was in 2004 for Solana Pacific and some of the choices included Ellie Topolovac Elementary (named for the then-superintendent of the district for 38 years), Wild Child, Solana Chocolate and Wonderful Elementary.