Closure of March Valley High School

Summary

SCH Number
2024070330
Public Agency
Moreno Valley Unified School District
Document Title
Closure of March Valley High School
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/9/2024
Document Description
The Board of Education of the Moreno Valley Unified School District (“Board of Education”) adopted Resolution No. 2023-24-125 to thereby authorize the closure of March Valley HS due to enrollment being less than fifty percent of the 110 student program capacity. March Valley HS students may elect to transfer to March Mountain HS (in effect staying on the same campus), and existing capacity at March Mountain HS is sufficient to accommodate all of the March Valley HS students. March Valley HS students also may elect to transfer to their respective home schools, and existing capacity at those home schools is sufficient to accommodate all March Valley HS students who elect to transfer to their respective home schools.

Contact Information

Name
Jacob Romero
Agency Name
Moreno Valley Unified School District
Job Title
Facilities Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Moreno Valley
Counties
Riverside
Regions
Countywide
Cross Streets
Dracaea Ave and Indian St
Zip
92553
Total Acres
18.360
Parcel #
482130001
State Highways
SR 60
Railways
N/A
Airports
N/A
Schools
Sunnymead Elementary School
Waterways
N/A
Other Location Info
Project Location (specific): March Valley High School (“MVHS”), a Moreno Valley Unified School District (“District”) opportunity school, shares a campus with the District’s March Mountain High School (“March Mountain HS”), which is located at 24551 Dracaea Avenue, Moreno Valley, CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 CCR Section 15314
Reasons for Exemption
Public Resources Code Section 21080.18 provides that CEQA requirements are inapplicable to the closing of any public school in which kindergarten or any of grades 1 through 12 is maintained or the transfer of students from that public school to another school if the only physical changes involved are categorically exempt under Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 15000) of Division 6 of Title 14 of the California Administrative Code. 14 CCR Section 15314 sets forth a categorical exemption for minor additions to existing schools within existing school grounds where the addition does not increase original student capacity by more than 25% or ten classrooms, whichever is less. See San Lorenzo Valley Community Advocates for Responsible Education v. San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District (2006) 139 Cal.App.4th 1356; 44 Cal.Rptr.3d 209.

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code Section 21080.18
Reasons for Exemption
Public Resources Code Section 21080.18 provides that CEQA requirements are inapplicable to the closing of any public school in which kindergarten or any of grades 1 through 12 is maintained or the transfer of students from that public school to another school if the only physical changes involved are categorically exempt under Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 15000) of Division 6 of Title 14 of the California Administrative Code. 14 CCR Section 15314 sets forth a categorical exemption for minor additions to existing schools within existing school grounds where the addition does not increase original student capacity by more than 25% or ten classrooms, whichever is less. See San Lorenzo Valley Community Advocates for Responsible Education v. San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District (2006) 139 Cal.App.4th 1356; 44 Cal.Rptr.3d 209.
County Clerk
Riverside

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