CALEXICO — The Calexico Unified School District school board is looking to convert William Moreno Junior High into the city's second high school.
To do that, the board plans to expand the capacity of the Kloke Avenue campus by building additions on the five land parcels abutting the school.
If the board's plans are approved by the state, the district will build a junior high school on the west side of Calexico to serve the students who would have attended William Moreno.
Robert Moreno, CUSD superintendent, said prospects for state approval for the project are "iffy."
"Our experience in getting state approval to purchase property in Victoria Villa for Chavez Elementary has been frustrating and time-consuming. A long delay here or refusal to grant approval might kill the project," he said.