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Construction to begin on new Napa Junction Elementary School site
Posted 7/30/19

new NJ school aerial view

Construction is set to begin this month on a new campus for Napa Junction Elementary School in American Canyon. The current campus sits atop the West Napa fault and will be completely rebuilt two miles away, the corner of Eucalyptus and Wetlands Edge Court.

The new campus, funded through Measure H bond dollars, will have an outdoor learning space, spacious play fields, a new family resource center, an onsite finishing kitchen, STEM classroom space, teacher prep rooms and a state-of-the-art multi-purpose room. Safety is also a top priority for the campus and plans include fencing, a single point of entry, and a complete video security system.

When the new campus designs were originally unveiled in 2018, the plan was to open the campus in the fall of 2020. However, due to approval delays at the state level, the construction start date has shifted. Based on the scope of the project, the construction team estimates the campus will take between 15-18 months to build, and will be ready to open for students in the fall of 2021. 

“My team here at NVUSD, and our committed business partners, are on board and ready to build an incredible campus that will serve our students, our educators and our community for many years to come,” said Mike Pearson, NVUSD Assistant Superintendent, Operational Services

The community is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, August 14th at 4:30 pm at the new campus site on the northeast corner of Eucalyptus Drive and Wetlands Edge Court. District and school personnel will be present to share the new campus plans and schematics.