GLENDORA — The school board for the Glendora Unified School District on Tuesday night voted 4 to 0 to approve developer fees that it hopes will pay for needed classroom space.
The action takes effect in 60 days if the fees are not challenged by city and county governments. The levies are $1.58 a square foot on new homes and up to 26 cents a square foot on commercial development, the highest allowed under state law.
Over the next five years, more than 1,100 new homes, condos and apartments are expected to be built in Glendora, increasing its population by about 3,800, said school consultant Donald Wickert. That would translate to an estimated 17% student increase. The district has more than 6,100 pupils and serves Glendora, a portion of San Dimas and unincorporated county territory.
The board also approved a five-year plan for spending the money raised. Developer fees not budgeted within that time must be returned to developers.