Azusa Unified School District (District) is experiencing declining school enrollment and proposes to close the SHS campus. Approval of the proposed project would cease all SHS campus operations-including an alternative education program, Student Opportunity for Academic Recovery (SOAR), and Azusa Adult Education Center (AAEC) program-and transfer the SHS programs and students to the GSES campus. The existing GSES primary programs and students would be redistributed to either MES or CMES, and the District's elementary attendance boundaries would be realigned. Transferred programs and students would be accommodated in existing facilities, and no new classrooms would be installed. The purpose of the proposed
project would ensure tong-term financial sustainability of the District.
Sierra High School (SHS): 1134 South Barranca Avenue, Glendora
Gladstone Street Elementary School (GSES): 1040 East Gladstone Street, Azusa
Magnolia Elementary School (MES): 945 East Nearfield Street, Azusa
Clifford Murray Elementary School (CMES): 505 East Renwick Road, Azusa
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Statutory Exemptions: Public Resources Code § 21080.18 and CEQA Guidelines§ 15282(i)
The proposed project does not meet any of the exceptions listed under CEQA Guidelines § 15300.2.