“The selection process was extensive and included information-gathering visits to other districts,” superintendent Bob Nelson said in a news release. “It was critical for us that the company selected be local and have a vested interest in the community.”
The school is expected to serve 600 students and employ up to 20 teachers and nearly 50 additional support staff.
The McCaffrey Group announced in November that it received approval from the Madera County Planning Commission, and is progressing on schedule, to begin construction of the first phase of development on the 1,600-acre project, off Highway 41 and Avenue 14, in late 2016.
Tesoro Viejo, which means “old treasure” in Spanish, will eventually have 5,190 homes and will include a town center, recreational areas, medical pavilion and a trail system. Plans are to keep more than 400 acres as open space.