by Photo courtesy of the Chula Vista Elementary School District

Students and Chula Vista Elementary School District representatives on Wednesday broke ground on its 50th school in the Otay Ranch Village neighborhood in Chula Vista. 

Construction for the new Otay Ranch Village 2 elementary school began at 1789 Santa Carolina Ave in Chula Vista. CVESD officials expect to build out an 85,000-square-foot administration and classroom building and a separate 5,600-square-foot food service building. 

The cost of the construction is estimated at $66 million.

“The Chula Vista Elementary School District has served the Chula Vista community for 130 years and counting,” said Dr. Eduardo Reyes, Superintendent of Chula Vista Elementary School District. “This new school underscores our commitment and dedication to our community for the years to come.”

According to district officials, the new school will have 26 classrooms, six kindergarten classrooms, an innovation center, a virtual reality lab, a multipurpose room with a stage, solar panels, and 65,000 square feet of artificial turf field and track.

“The district is committed to building upon the 21st century, high-quality education for all our students, and I am proud to be a part of its continued growth,” said Lucy Ugarte, Board of Education President for Chula Vista Elementary School District. 

This project is funded through Community Facilities District Mello Roos Funds and other capital funds, according to the CVESD. 

Construction is anticipated to be completed in June 2024. 

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