CALEXICO — The possibility of adding classroom wings to existing schools and delaying the opening of Cesar Chavez Elementary for two years was discussed Monday by the Calexico Unified School District Board of Trustees.
The board is now seeking to construct a permanent facility to open in 2004 at the Chavez Elementary site. This plan will require constructing classroom wings at two existing elementary schools to open in September 2002 and a possible third wing in September 2003 to accommodate a growing student population while Chavez Elementary is built.
As originally planned, Chavez Elementary would have opened in September 2001 as a collection of portable buildings. Delays in obtaining state approval of the site pushed the projected opening back to September 2002.
During the Dec. 11 board meeting, district Superintendent Roberto Moreno presented trustees two alternatives for construction of the school: opening with portables in 2002 or building a permanent school at the site to open in 2004.