CVUSD Board Approves Relocation of Conejo Valley High School to the District Office South Building
High school to have new home on Janss Road
At the Tuesday, March 21, 2017 regularly scheduled Meeting of the Board of Education for the Conejo Valley Unified School District, the District’s Board Members voted to approve the relocation of Conejo Valley High School (CVHS) to the CVUSD Office South Building located at 1400 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks.
“A lot of happy campers out there right now, including us,” Board President Mike Dunn said after the Action Item to relocate CVHS was approved by the Board in a 5-0 vote.
The vote to approve this move comes after the item was listed as an Information Item at the Board of Education’s regularly scheduled March 7, 2017 Meeting and a follow-up Board of Education Special Discussion Session, dedicated solely to the topic of finding a new home for CVHS, was held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
“I thought the Discussion Session was just what we needed,” Board Member Pat Phelps said. “It was really good to get the staff input and answer a lot of questions that we all had. I appreciate the time that went into it and obviously this is a good outcome for everybody.”
Factors that make the District’s South Building on Janss Road a good fit for CVHS students include the campus’s easy access to public transportation, and its close proximity, within walking distance, to the Thousand Oaks Teen Center, Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library and nearby athletic fields.
“I’m confident that there are going to be challenges, but I’m also confident that he [Dr. Victor Hayek, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services] has a team for addressing those challenges,” Board Member Dr. Betsy Connolly said. “I’m looking forward to something exciting and new.”
The District Office South Building was formerly a school and last housed the Conejo Development Center for the Handicapped from 1977 until the late 1980s.
Fiscal, facility and programmatic features associated with relocating CVHS will be placed on the next several Board of Education Meeting Agendas for Discussion and Information. Measure I and TOPASS funds originally identified for the CVHS relocation project will be used in conjunction with funds from Developer Fees for the school’s relocation.
Impending projects will be phased and the District plans to regularly communicate updates on the processes, budgets and progress of the overall move which has a target completion date of August 2017.
CVHS’s relocation to the South Building on Janss Road will necessitate the consolidating and reconfiguring of select District offices.
Conejo Valley High School was established as an alternative/continuation school by CVUSD in 1974, it has since evolved into a state-recognized model continuation high school and credit recovery program serving students from Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and Westlake High Schools. The school’s mission is to engage students in a safe and secure learning environment which emphasizes real world application, collaboration, innovation, self-direction, digital literacy, healthy living, social responsibility and global awareness. CVHS served 182 students during the 2015-2016 school year.