By Richard Bammer
When Vacaville High School students who drive to school arrive Aug. 18 to begin the new academic year, they will not have to show up at 6:30 a.m. to snag a coveted parking spot at the West Monte Vista Avenue campus.
The expanded parking lot project, begun in midspring, is nearly completed, Principal Ed Santopadre confirmed Tuesday.
“Things are getting close,” he said, a cheerful air in his voice. “They just striped the parking lot today. The parking lot will be ready for (the first day of) school.”
When they arrive on campus, the school’s 1,900 students will see some 70 more parking spaces in addition to the previous existing number before the $3.6 million project, the first of Measure A, got underway.