Del Mar Hills Academy

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD)
Document Title
Del Mar Hills Academy
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Del Mar Union School District (District) is proposing to modernize Del Mar Hills Academy’s existing classrooms and administration building; remove between eight and 10 of the existing portable classrooms, as well as the four portable classrooms that were added to the site for temporary housing when Del Mar Heights School was under construction; and make improvements to the entrance, circulation, and emergency access. The proposed modernization would include building code upgrades, infrastructure upgrades, ADA access improvements, food service upgrades, exterior finishing, and restroom improvements. Circulation improvements would include reconfiguring the parking lot and the loading/drop-off zone, restriping the parking lot, and installing signs. Emergency access improvements would include extending the existing emergency fire lane, and front entrance improvements would include ADA access ramps at the front entry, handrails, and other minor enhancements to the front office, as well as the installation of an ADA ramp at the playfield. The proposed project would not result in an increase in the number of classrooms or student capacity, and no increase in parking spaces is proposed. In order to accommodate the approximately 280 students during construction, 160 kindergarten through third grade students would be temporarily relocated to Del Mar Heights Elementary School, and approximately 120 students from grades four to six would temporarily attend one other school (either Ashley Falls School or Sage Canyon School). No portable buildings would be required at these schools to house the temporary students. The District proposes to bus the approximately 120 students that would attend either Ashley Falls School or Sage Canyon School; buses would be staged at Del Mar Heights Elementary School. Current and future students, staff, and the general public would benefit from the enhanced educational facility.

Contact Information

Chris Delehanty
Agency Name
Del Mar Union School District
Job Title
Assistant Superintendent, Business Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


San Diego
San Diego
Southern California
Cross Streets
Del Mar Heights Road and Mango Drive
State Highways
Del Mar Heights Elementary School
Other Location Info
14085 Mango, San Diego, CA 92104

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
§15301, 15393, 15304, 15311 and 15314
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed modernization of the existing administration and classrooms building are exempt under CEQA Guidelines §15301. The proposed ADA access improvements are exempt under CEQA Guidelines §15303. The proposed changes to vehicular access and fire lane improvements are exempt under CEQA Guidelines § 15304. The proposed changes to the front entry and parking lot are exempt under CEQA Guidelines §15311. The minor additions to the school without adding student capacity are exempt under CEQA Guidelines §15314. The proposed project was also reviewed for possible exceptions under Section 15300.2 and found that the exceptions do not apply. Additional documentation supporting this conclusion is available at the District office.
County Clerk
San Diego


Notice of Exemption

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