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Herbert Hoover Elementary School Replacement Campus Project

Palo Alto Unified School District ("the District"), as Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), has prepared an Initial Study (IS) for the Herbert Hoover Elementary School Replacement Campus Project (Proposed Project) pursuant to CEQA. Based on the IS, District determined that, with mitigation, the Proposed Project would have no significant adverse impacts on the environment and a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) is the appropriate CEQA compliance document. The District is providing public notice in compliance with Title 14, Chapter 3, § 15072 and 15073, of the California Code of Regulations, as amended.

The public review period will commence on Monday, October 2, 2023, and will close on Wednesday November 1, 2023. The IS/MND is available for review at:

  1. The Palo Alto Unified School District Main Office, 25 Churchill Avenue, Building D, Palo Alto, CA 94306, and
  2. On the District's website.

Comments on the IS/MND must be received, in writing, by the end of the review period, November 1, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Submit comments to: Eric Holm, Director of Facilities and Construction or mail to:

Palo Alto Unified School District
Attn: Eric Holm
25 Churchill Avenue, Building D
Palo Alto, California 94306

The Palo Alto Unified School District has continued to improve its school facilities during the past two decades with the implementation of three Facilities Bonds:

  • Building for Excellence: 1999-2005
  • Strong Schools Bond - Measure A: 2008-Present
  • Strong Schools Bond - Measure Z: 2018-Present

Updates for projects currently under construction, individual school site facilities plans, and links to oversight committees are listed below.

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Additional Information

Site Master Plans

Each school site was engaged in meetings relevant to its specific site to develop conceptual plans based on district wide goals. The breakdown of projects reflects a consensus that the issues raised by the focus groups apply to the various sites as well.

Board Bond Advisory Committee

The Board Bond Advisory Committee (BBAC) has been established as a Board of Education committee to provide advice to the Board in its thinking about the Strong Schools Bond activities.

Bond Citizens' Oversight Committee

The Bond Citizens' Oversight Committee is responsible for review of the activities of two bond measures.

Property Committee

This committee meets with various members of staff to review issues related to district property or property interests to be acquired by the District and also for improvements to district property.