Closure of Chavez Elementary School

Summary

SCH Number
2021010021
Lead Agency
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
Document Title
Closure of Chavez Elementary School
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/5/2021
Project Applicant
Edith Florence
Present Land Use
School

Document Description
The project consists of the closure of Chavez ES and transfer of Chavez students to Moffitt ES and Morrison ES. There is existing excess capacity at Moffitt ES and Morrison ES to house the estimated projected 302 students transferring from Chavez Elementary School. No onsite or off-site improvements will be needed at either Moffitt or Morrison ES as part of the project. The project will not involve an increase in student capacity and is a result of the declining enrollment currently experienced at the District. The District and educational community will benefit financially from the elimination of excess student capacity.

Contact Information
Edith Florence
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
12820 Pioneer Boulrvard
Norwalk, CA 90650

Phone : (562) 868-9014
eflorence@nlmusd.org

Location

Cities
Norwalk
Counties
Los Angeles
Zip
90650

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 21080.18
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves the closure of Chavez ES and transfer of Chavez ES students to Moffitt ES and Morrison ES. Closure of a school is exempt from CEQA under PRC Section 21080.18 where the schools receiving relocated students do not require physical changes to accommodate the transferring students. There is enough excess capacity at Moffit ES and Morrison ES to accommodate students from Chavez ES and no physical changes are required at either receiving schools. No new classrooms or portables are required to accommodate the transfer of students. No new building construction will occur. No changes in the occupancy capacities or square footage increases will occur at either school, and no off-campus improvements will occur. Therefore, the school closure is exempt from CEQA review under PRC § 21080.18. See Attachment to Notice of Exemption for further explanation of the evaluation, which is available at the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Office, 12820 Pioneer Boulevard, Norwalk, CA 90650.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
Chavez_NOE   PDF 156 K

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