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
EIR - Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
School campuses
Document Description
ACUSD is proposing to consolidate eight school campuses onto six current ACUSD campuses. This would require physical site improvements at three campuses: Argonaut HS, Ione Junior HS, and Sutter Creek ES; the closure of Ione ES and Sutter Creek Primary School, Sutter Creek ES’s second campus, for later disposition; and the creation of a county preschool. The District proposes to combine Amador HS and Argonaut HS at Argonaut HS. This would change the enrollment capacity from 925 students to 1,325 students and would continue to serve grades 9 through 12. The number of teaching stations would increase from 37 to 53. This campus would require site improvements to accommodate the increase in enrollment. Site improvements include new 10-classroom 2-story building, addition of portable office and 4 portable classrooms relocated from Jackson Junior HS, convert 2 pre-school classrooms to regular classrooms, convert classroom for counseling office, kitchen renovation and expansion, renovate and expand gymnasium locker rooms, new parent drop-off, new access road connecting to Stony Creek Road, and accessibility compliance 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. No building or site improvements are proposed at this campus. The District proposes to relocate Ione ES to Ione Junior HS and would add pre-school and transitional kindergarten (TK) 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 increase from 31 to 33 by adding 2 preschool classrooms. This campus would require site improvements to accommodate the increase in enrollment. Site Improvements at Ione Junior HS campus would include a new 2-classroom building and playground for preschool, TK, and extended learning; convert science classrooms to kindergarten classroom; convert restrooms to kindergarten restrooms, expand the kitchen, expand parent drop-off/pick-up areas, expand kindergarten drop-off/pick-up areas, new play structure and hard court areas, and a new 3,000 square foot lawn area. The District would convert Jackson Junior HS into the County Preschool Center. This would change the enrollment capacity and grade levels from 475 students of grades 6 through 8, to 195 preschool and TK students. The number of teaching stations would decrease from 19 to 15. Restrooms and fountains would be converted to have age-appropriate fixtures, but site improvements would not be required. The District would add 6 grade to Jackson ES. The enrollment capacity of 575 students and 23 teaching stations would remain the same. No site improvements would be required at this campus. The District would expand Sutter Creek ES to create a TK through 6 grade campus. This would increase the enrollment capacity from 325 students of grades 3 through 6 to 625 students of grades TK through 6. The number of teaching stations would increase from 13 to 25. To accommodate the increase in students, site improvements would be required. The site improvements would include a new 12-classroom building and lunch shelter. Sutter Creek Primary School (at 110 Board Street in the city of Sutter Creek) and Ione ES close for later disposition. As part of the proposed project, each elementary and junior high school campus would have a campus supervisor that would oversee a valet program where campus personnel help load and unload students from vehicles and buses and control vehicles leaving the campus (metering) to allow for efficient circulation onto public streets. At the high school campus, the campus supervisor would meter vehicles leaving the campus during pick-up and drop-off times.

Contact Information

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

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 Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), 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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento 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 Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (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

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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