You may have noticed some construction near the Costco in Santa Maria. A two-story, 60,000-square-foot campus is currently being built that will include 26 classrooms and can accommodate up to 900 students in transitional kindergarten through sixth grade. Though discussions about placing a school in the area can be traced as far back as 1999, plans were seriously explored after voters approved Measure T — a $45 million bond measure — in 2014. In addition to a large multipurpose room and enclosed food service area, the new school will feature an outdoor learning space and a shared learning commons. Space for the district's Therapeutic Learning Program is also included at the site. Read more about the plan, right here. Read about the effort to bring more sports field to the area right across the street from this school, here.