The Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Education will take action to purchase land for the new Cosumnes River Elementary School at its meeting Tuesday.
“Assuming the board approves that purchase agreement, we would quickly move to open escrow … and take title to the property. We’re excited about it,” Robert Pierce, associate superintendent for facilities and planning for the school district, said in a phone interview this week.
The school board unanimously approved a $900,000 purchase option for 15 acres surrounding the school in January 2008. The plan will expand the campus from 4.5 acres to almost 20, and buffer the school from heavily traveled Jackson Road.
The school board certified the final environmental impact report for the new facility last month, and the district exercised an option to purchase the property earlier this month.
Construction is scheduled to begin “literally the day after the kids leave this June,” Pierce said.
The school board agreed to keep the school open during the construction process after parents said they didn’t want their children moved to other schools for the 2009-2010 school year.
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