Federal report finds local schools have too many students, not enough buildings
Of all the schools on U.S. military bases, a federal report found Camp Pendleton schools to be the most overcrowded.
Mary Fay Pendleton School and San Onofre School came in last place in the Department of Defense report, according the North County Times.
The report found Mary Fay Pendleton at 149 percent over capacity and San Onofre at 87 percent over capacity.
The military does not consider the two local schools to be top priorities for additional funding, though. Despite the overcrowding, the schools’ buildings are in good shape, the report stated.
District officials have not been contacted by the department yet regarding any share of the $250 million intended to spruce up base schools, district Associate Superintendent of Business Services Ray Proctor told the NCT Friday.
Proctor said the two schools that the government sees as overcrowded have several temporary structures. He predicts this is the reason why the report found the schools to be overcrowded.