In May 2013, the State Allocation Board approved $9 million in State matching grants towards the Driffill school construction project. The State provides new construction and modernization grants to school districts for school construction. New construction grants provide State funds on a 50/50 State and local sharing basis for new school construction. State modernization grants provide State funds on a 60/40 match basis, where the District is required to match the State’s 60 percent in order to receive funds.
The Driffill School project is a new two-story classroom building that replaces portable classrooms with permanent classrooms. The project is under construction and provides space for 28 classrooms, 2 science labs, library, administration and support facilities, student drop off areas, and shade structures. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2013. Construction is funded from the local bond measure funding and matching State grants.
The Oxnard School District currently educates approximately 16,500 students in grades K through 8 at twenty schools.