On Wednesday, July 18, 2012, the Roseville City School District and the master developers of Westpark and Fiddyment Farm hosted the ground breaking ceremony for the 2nd elementary school in the West Roseville Specific Plan. The school is F-70 of the Plan (yet to be named), located on Brick Mason Circle in the Fiddyment Farm area north of Blue Oaks.
John Tallman, Project Manager and one of the developers, said the schools in the West Roseville Specific Plan are a joint plan for “developer built schools”. They moved forward immediately upon the release of $6.7 million in state funding in June. The school is projected to open for the 2013 fall school year.
Many Roseville City and School board dignitaries attended the ceremony, including Mayor Pauline Roccucci, Vice-Mayor Susan Rohan, and Council Members Carol Garcia and John Allard. Gary Miller, School Board Trustee, said this is the 19th school in the district. School Superintendent Rich Pierucci thanked the City of Roseville for deferring costs to the end of the project to allow the project to go forward at this time. Mr. Pierucci said there definitely is a need to get another school open. Junction Elementary opened four years ago with 250 students. It will have over 800 this year. To help with that load, Chilton will open this year to include grades 5 through 7.
John Tallman - Project Manager
Gary Miller - Board of Trustees President
Rich Pierucci - School Superintendent