By Richard Bammer
Discussion about Measure A projects continues in earnest tonight, when Vacaville Unified trustees meet in a special governing board workshop.
Dan Banowetz, director of facilities, who earlier this year informed the governing board about the measure’s Phase 1 projects, will go into considerable detail about two options for re-opening Sierra Vista Elementary, at 301 Bel Air Drive.
Built in 1979, the school — with 21 permanent classrooms, seven portables and a capacity for nearly 600 students — was closed in 2011 as the district faced declining enrollments. It currently houses the district’s Independent Study program.
Depending on the option, the upgrades and projected student capacity — which will include, among other things, modernization of existing facilities, expanded parking, new science classrooms and a new multipurpose room with a stage and kitchen — may cost an estimated $1.7 million to $15 million.