Community Discussion on Future of Sylvan School

schoolIn light of a potential closure of Sylvan Middle School, parents and residents are being invited by the San Juan Unified School District to a community discussion on Wednesday.

Consideration of the proposal to close the school came after a recent facilities assessment report gave the school an overall grade of “D-,” despite several million dollars in upgrades having been allocated to the school from bond measures in the past decade.

Citing issues with the exterior, interior, electrical, and ADA compliance, DLR Group’s assessment estimated that a modernization project of the school would run $18.4 million, while a complete replacement of the 57,600 square foot facility would run about $6 million more.

An email sent out by the District encourages families from all Citrus Heights schools to come and share ideas about possible school facility options.

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The meeting will be at at Sylvan Middle School tonight, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. The school is located at 7137 Auburn Blvd., in Citrus Heights

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