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Homestead Draft Initial Study
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The District proposes to install sports field lighting at the new main field and track at Homestead High School ("proposed project"). As required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), a Draft Initial Study (DIS) for the proposed project was completed and the DIS was available for public review and comment from August 3, 2010 through September 1, 2010.

As proposed, the project would allow sports lighting to be used according to the following basic schedule. Occasional unique events, such as a band competition, are also included in the allowed use:

     Late August to Mid-November

Monday through Thursday
     • Two nights until 6:00PM —football practice
     • Two nights until 8:30PM — football practice and then band practice*

Friday and Saturday
     • Five home football games per year — until 10:30PM**
     • Some years a sixth game***
     • The lights are not used on nights without home games

     • No Lights

   *Band practice will end at 8:00PM, but lights will remain on until 8:30PM while the band instruments
     and equipment are put away.
  **In the event of a major injury on the field, play will be delayed and the game may not be over until
     10:30PM. In this case, the lights will not be turned off until 11:30PM.
***Although the football schedule has five (5) home games, it is sometimes necessary for an away game
    to be played at home due to scheduling conflicts or to host a post-season play-off game.

Mid-November to End-of-March

Monday through Friday
     • Soccer practice and games ending by 6:00PM
     • Up to six (6) soccer games per year ending by 7:00PM

Saturday and Sunday
     • No Lights

April 1 to Late August
• No Lights

Subject to comments received from the public and other state, regional, and local agencies, the District intends to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND). An MND declares that the proposed project, in conjunction with the proposed mitigations, will not result in any significant environmental impacts.

The District's Board of Trustees currently expects to review comments and act on the adoption of the MND at the Board meeting scheduled for September 7, 2010, which will be held at the District Office. The meeting agenda will be posted on the District website no later than Friday, September 3.

The DIS and associated documents are available for download using the links on the right side of this page.

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Please direct any questions
about the 2008 School Facilities
Bond Program to:

Christine Mallery
CBO/Associate Superintendent

Aram Darmanian
Manager, Bond Operation