School Closure/Consolidation Program Project

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2023060568
Lead Agency
Amador County Unified School District
Document Title
School Closure/Consolidation Program Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Document Description
ACUSD provides preschool through 12th grade and adult education services to Amador County. ACUSD is considering a program to consolidate eight schools onto six campuses. Sutter Creek Primary School (at 110 Board Street in the city of Sutter Creek) and Ione Elementary School will be closed for later disposition. • The District proposes to combine Amador High School (HS) and Argonaut HS at Argonaut High School. This would change the enrollment capacity from 925 students to 1,325 students; the school would continue to serve grades 9 through 12. The number of teaching stations would increase from 37 to 53. This campus would have site and building improvements to accommodate the increase in enrollment. The District would add a 2-story, 10-classroom building (with 4 science labs and 6 standard classrooms), relocate 5 portable classrooms from Jackson Junior HS and Ione Elementary School to this campus, convert 2 preschool classrooms to regular classrooms, convert a classroom for counseling office, renovate and expand the kitchen, and renovate and expand gymnasium locker rooms. The campus would have a new parent drop-off, new access road connecting to Stony Creek Road, and accessibility compliance improvements throughout campus. • The District proposes to combine Ione Junior HS and Jackson Junior HS at Amador HS. This change would not affect the enrollment capacity (875 students) of the campus nor the number of teaching stations (35 teaching stations). The campuses would serve grades 7 through 8 instead of grades 9 through 12. • The District proposes to relocate Ione Elementary School to Ione Junior High School and would add preschool and transitional kindergarten (TK), and grades 1 through 5, to the campus. This would change the enrollment capacity of the campus from 775 students serving grades 6 through 8 to 801 students serving preschool and grades TK through 6. Teaching stations would remain at 31. This campus would also have site and building improvements to accommodate the increase in enrollment. The District would add 2 new classroom buildings and playground for preschool, TK, and Extending Learning; convert science labs to kindergarten classrooms; and convert restrooms to kindergarten restrooms. The District would also expand the parent drop-off/pick-up areas, expand the kindergarten drop-off area, expand the kitchen, and construct a new play structure and hardcourt areas. • The District would convert Jackson Junior HS into the County Preschool Center. This would change the enrollment capacity and grade levels from 475 students in grades 6 through 8 to 195 preschool and transitional kindergarten students. The number of teaching stations would decrease from 19 to 15. Restrooms and fountains would be converted to age-appropriate fixtures. • The District would add 6th grade to Jackson Elementary School. The enrollment capacity of 575 students and 23 teaching stations would remain the same. • The District would expand Sutter Creek Elementary School to create a TK through 6th grade campus. This would increase the enrollment capacity from 325 students in grades TK through 2 to 625 students in grades TK through 6. The number of teaching stations would increase from 13 to 25. To accommodate the increase in students, the District would construct a new classroom building with 12 classrooms and a lunch shelter.

Contact Information

Name
Jared Critchfield
Agency Name
Amador County Unified School District
Job Title
Deputy Superintendent
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Amador City, Ione, Jackson, Plymouth, Sutter Creek, Unincorporated
Counties
Amador
Regions
Citywide, Countywide, Northern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Multiple
Zip
Multiple
State Highways
SR-88, SR-49, SR-104, SR-124
Airports
Amador County Airport
Schools
Multiple (ACUSD)
Waterways
Multiple
Other Location Info
The proposed project is in Amador County Unified School District and would affect eight of the ACUSD’s school campuses, listed below. Campuses not on the list would not be affected by the proposed project. • Amador High School (330 Spanish Street, Sutter Creek, California 95685) • Argonaut High School (501 Argonaut Lane, Jackson, California 95642) • Ione Junior High School (450 S. Mill Street, Ione, California 95640) • Jackson Junior High School (747 Sutter Street, Jackson, California 95642) • Ione Elementary School (415 S. Ione Street, Ione, California 95640) • Jackson Elementary School (220 Church Street, Jackson, California 95642) • Sutter Creek Elementary School (340 Spanish Street, Sutter Creek, California 95685, and 110 Broad Street, Sutter Creek, California 95685)

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Education, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Development Types
Educational (School closure/consolidation-ACUSD)
Local Actions
School Closure/Consolidation Program
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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