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Ditmar Cottage & Pioneer Cemetery

property information

Ditmar Cottage
1111 S. Ditmar St.
Oceanside, CA 92054

San Luis Rey Pioneer Cemetery
Rancho del Oro Dr. & Hwy. 76
Oceanside, CA 92057

property consideration

On November 12, 2019, the Board of Education approved Resolution No. 09 (19-20) to identify current district properties as potential surplus property sites.  The properties for consideration beginning November 12 were the Ditmar Cottage (1111 S. Ditmar St.) and Pioneer Cemetery (135 Rancho del Oro Dr.).

meeting agendas, minutes & Presentations

committee recommendations

During the Committee meetings from December to March, enrollement information and other data, as well as options for current and possible future uses of the Properties, were discussed, reviewed and evaluated. The Committee also received a presentation from a representative of the Oceanside Historical Society regarding the Pioneer Cemetery during its meeting on December 11, 2019.  Based on the information, the Committee was ready to present their findings and recommendations to the Board of Education.  The presentation took place at the April 14, 2020 Board of Education meeting.  The Board of Education approved the Committee's recommendations:

1. The entire site of Pioneer Cemetery can be considered surplus to the educational needs of the District.

2. The Committee recommends that the Governing Board declare the Pioneer Cemetery as surplus to the educational needs of the District and consider transferring the property to the Oceanside Historical Society by quitclaim deed with a deed restriction, or other process as recommended by the District's legal counsel, and in accordance with the applicable legal requirements associated with the transfer of cemetery property.

3. The Ditmar Cottage building can be considered surplus to the educational needs of the District.

4. The underlying real property parcel on which the Ditmar Cottage sits should not be considered surplus to the educational needs of the District.

5. The Committee recommends that the Governing Board declare the Ditmar Cottage building as surplus to the educational needs of the District and consider sale, transfer, demolition or other disposition of the building in any manner that would be in the best interest of the District.

6. The Committee recommends that the Governing Board not declare the underlying real property on which the Ditmar Cottage sits as surplus to the educational needs of the District. Instead, the Committee recommends the property be retained by the District for use in connection with the purposes of the Ditmar Academy site (formerly known as the Ditmar Elementary School site) or other beneficial educational needs of the District.

7. The Committee desires to give the Governing Board the necessary flexibility and discretion in choosing a method of disposition and/ or use for these Properties, as specified, that best serves the District's interest and the needs of students, staff and community.

Below is the final report and presentation:

Facilities Advisory (7-11) Committee Final Report on Findings and Recommendations

Presentation to the Board of Education, 4/14/2020