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Final Environmental Impact Report for Castaic Area High School Released

October 5th, 2012

The Hart School District has released its Final EnvironmentalImpact Report (FEIR) on the proposed hybrid site for Castaic area high school.The report is projected to be submitted to the Hart School Board for considerationand potential certification at the Oct. 17, 2012 regular school board meeting.The meeting will be held in the Hart School District boardroom at 21515 CentrePointe Pkwy in Santa Clarita.

Click here for: Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) pdf_button (47.8MB) and Appendix K pdf_button (7.4MB) October 5, 2012

It is also available for review at the Hart School District Office, CastaicPublic Library, Stevenson Ranch Express Library and Sloan Canyon ChristianAcademy.

The projected opening ofCastaic area high school is August 2015, to ninth graders only, then adding agrade each year until grades 9-12 are on campus. Local voters overwhelminglysupported Measure SA, a $300 million bond measure in 2008, which in part willpay for acquisition and construction of the school site.

“We are committed tobuilding a high-quality, comprehensive high school in Castaic to serve thecommunity,” Rob Challinor, Superintendent said. “Population projections andhome building plans for the Castaic and Val Verde areas show a need for a highschool in the area in the future and building it now in anticipation of thisgrowth is financially prudent, good for the area economy and will well servefamilies in the short term, as well.”

Update July 31, 2012

July 31st, 2012

Tom, Cole, Chief Operations Officer, stated the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) was circulated on July 24, 2012 and is posted on the District’s website, in addition to being available for public review at the Hart District Office, Castaic Public Library, Stevenson Ranch Express Library and Sloan Canyon Christian Academy. The District received confirmation that all state, federal and county agencies received the DEIR and the Notice of Availability was sent to more than 160 Castaic residents and community members that expressed interest in notification of release of the document. The public review period began on July 24 and will conclude on Sept. 6, 2012. Mr. Cole announced a public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 5 pm in the District Office Boardroom.

Draft Environmental Impact Report for Castaic Area High School Released, July 24, 2012

July 24th, 2012

The Hart School District has released its Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on the proposed hybrid site for Castaic area high school and the public has 45 days to review and comment on the project. A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 5 pm, as part of the regular school board meeting. The meeting will be held in the Hart School District boardroom at 21515 Centre Pointe Pkwy in Santa Clarita.

See below for link to report. It is also available for review at the Hart School District Office, Castaic Public Library, Stevenson Ranch Express Library and Sloan Canyon Christian Academy.

Written comments, pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 15105(a), will be accepted between July 24, 2012 and Sept. 6, 2012 at 5 pm and can be mailed or dropped off to: Wm. S. Hart Union High School District, Attn: Tom Cole, 21515 Centre Pointe Pkwy., Santa Clarita, CA 91350. Comments can also be sent by email to : include “Castaic area high school” in the subject line. For more information contact Tom Cole at 661.259.0033 x252.

Click here for: Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) pdf_button, July 24, 2012

Click here for: DEIR and DEIR Appendices, July 24, 2012

Update June 20, 2012

June 20th, 2012

Tom Cole, Chief Operations Officer, stated the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) section review process  commenced internally at the District on June 15 and will continue through June 30.
The draft EIR will be circulated in early July and will be available for review and comment through Aug 31, 2012.
A public hearing will be held on July 31, at 7 pm, during a regular governing board meeting.
The District will respond to comments following the comment period then present to the board for certification at the end of summer.

Update May 2, 2012

May 2nd, 2012

Tom Cole, Chief Operations Officer, reported that on April 19, 2012, the District received the Department of Toxic Substances Control report approval on Phase 1 site and environmental report for the Hybrid Site; the report indicated “no further action.” He stated that the report and approval has been posted on the website. He also reported that the site civil engineer will soon complete the conceptual engineering infrastructure for the high school including the primary and secondary access points down to Hillcrest Parkway; this report will be completed by the end of this week. Mr. Cole said that the draft Environmental Impact Report is nearing completion to be circulated to the public in early summer 2012.