Lynwood : $6.8 Million From State to Buy New School Site

The Lynwood School District moved a step closer to building a high school for the overcrowded system recently when the state approved $6.8 million for the purchase of 12 acres of property.

The money will be used to complete the purchase of the property on Imperial Highway owned by the Sterik Co. of West Los Angeles. The total state-funded price of the land was $24.9 million.

The district had been in court with the company since 1986 in an attempt to settle on a price. In April, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge decided the value of the land.

The district has not yet reached a settlement on about 25 acres of land adjacent to the Sterik property. The land is owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which has a school on the property.


The district is scheduled to go to trial in August on the remaining land.

The district, which has nearly 15,000 students, has been attempting to build a modern facility to replace its aging and overcrowded high school since 1983.