Dear BUSD Community,
If you have not already heard, many homes are being built within the attendance boundaries of the Bonsall Unified School District, and our student enrollment is projected to grow substantially. The chart below shows the projected growth in enrollment at each of the schools, and the total enrollment for all five schools in the district. Currently, we have roughly 2,500 students and anticipate over 3,300 students within the next few years. It is important for everyone to know that we will not have enough classroom space to occupy the number of students coming into the district. The biggest impact will take place at the middle school and high school campus. These schools are on the same campus and will not be able to occupy the projected enrollment with the facilities we have today. In this situation, it is necessary to expand our facilities and build a high school in order to accommodate our growing population.
The Board of Trustees recently approved a community survey that will take place over the next few weeks. The survey results will determine if the community is in support of building a new school. The results will also guide the board in determining whether or not to approve moving forward with a bond election, which would pay for the cost of building a high school (estimated 31 million) in the Bonsall Unified School District. Please stay tuned for future news and announcements regarding the survey results and next steps for our school district.