Reasons for Exemption
The proposed renovation of an existing permanent building and modernization are exempt from CEQA under Class 1, Existing Facilities (Section 15301).
Replacing the existing parking area with a new parking area is exempt under Class 2, Replacement or Reconstruction (Section 15302). The proposed quad and pedestrian spaces are exempt under Class 3, New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures (Section 15303) and Class 11, Accessory Structures (Section 15311). The renovated facilities will be located within the school campus and would serve the same purpose. The proposed structures would include only a new quad, pedestrian walkways, parking lot, and street improvements. School capacity would not be affected, and classroom numbers would not change. Since the renovated structures and improvements are located on the same site and have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the replaced structure, the project is exempt from CEQA under Sections 15301, 15302, 15303, and 15311.
The proposed project was also reviewed for possible exceptions under Section 15300.2 and found that the exceptions do not apply. See Attachment to Notice of Exemption for further explanation of the evaluation, available for review at the District office.