Oscar Loya Elementary New Kindergarten Classrooms


SCH Number
Public Agency
Alisal Union School District (AUSD)
Document Title
Oscar Loya Elementary New Kindergarten Classrooms
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project consists of the construction and operation of a new 4,800 square-foot, single-story kindergarten classroom building on the eastern portion of the Dr. Oscar F. Loya Elementary School campus, which would include three kindergarten classrooms. The project would also include an artificial turf playground area with play structure, an asphalt play area, and a 30 foot by 20 foot shade structure. The three portable classrooms that are located where the new improvements are planned would be relocated to the west of the remaining portable classrooms.

Contact Information

Rais Abbasi
Agency Name
Alisal Union School District
Job Title
Associate Superintendent of Business Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Cross Streets
Cougar Drive and Elk Drive
Other Location Info
East side of Oscar Loya Elementary School campus, 1505 Cougar Drive, Salinas, CA 93905

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15314, Minor Additions to Schools
Reasons for Exemption
The project will add three permanent classrooms to the school. Section 15314 indicates that to qualify as a minor addition to a school, the addition cannot exceed ten classrooms or increase original student capacity by more than 25%, whichever is less. Based on the state loading standard of 25 per classroom for elementary school students, the three additional classrooms would add capacity for 75 students. The capacity of Oscar Loya Elementary School is determined by its 31 permanent classrooms, which by using the state loading standard of 25 per classroom, is 775. The addition of capacity for 75 students represents a capacity increase of 9.7% compared to the permanent capacity of the elementary school, well under the 25% threshold. The project does not meet any of the exemption exceptions specified in Section 15300.2 in that there is no appreciable cumulative impact associated with the project; the project would not have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances; the project will not result in damage to scenic resources; the project is not located on a hazardous waste site; and the project will not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource.
County Clerk


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