The Calexico Unified School District continues to be one of the most progressive, forward-thinking organizations in the county.
Last week, at a Calexico Planning Commission meeting, school district Superintendent Roberto Moreno put forth the district's 10-year master plan, which calls for two new high schools, two larger junior highs and a number of elementary schools in anticipation of the continued growth the city has seen over the last five years.
Over the last three years some 800 new students have enrolled in district schools. This year alone the district saw its rolls grow by 420. And, according to Moreno, thousands more are expected in the near future as housing developments in the northern and eastern reaches of the city are erected at dizzying levels.
That's impressive. Perhaps what is more impressive is the way Moreno and the district Board of Trustees have already taken the initiative to prevent overly impacted campuses where learning can suffer.