By Chris Ramirez
The Vallejo City Unified School District (VCUSD) Board of Education unanimously authorized Wednesday the sale of a former elementary school and rent-free leasing of a former middle school, putting into motion the development of future youth-serving facilities.
The district board of education officially deemed the Beverly Hills Elementary School as “surplus” in early 2020, a ruling the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) concurred with last November. The school closed the same year as the surplus ruling — along with Franklin Middle School — due to districtwide enrollment decline. The district suffered a more than 40% loss of students between 2000 and 2019, according to an EdSource special report.