Groundbreaking for the New Early Learning Center at the Korematsu Campus
Posted on 11/06/2020
On Thursday, November 5 at 10:00 a.m., the Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) held a small, socially-distanced groundbreaking event for the new Early Learning Center being built at the Korematsu Elementary school site as part of the DJUSD Bond Program.

The event was limited to our Davis Board of Education members, District Superintendent John Bowes, Children’s Center Director Jenna Gonzalez, Korematsu Elementary Principal Diana Curtaz, architect and construction managers, as well as select members of the Davis Joint Unified School District, who took the opportunity to commemorate this day by helping to break ground, six feet apart.

Superintendent John Bowes commented, “We are thrilled to be breaking ground today on one of our earliest Bond Signature Projects. We will have many more projects in the coming year, but it is appropriate to start with a facility that will directly benefit our preschool program and our youngest students as they begin their journey through DJUSD.”

On March 19, 2020 the Board of Education approved the Early Learning Center at Korematsu Elementary as a Signature Project, prioritizing it to be completed with Measure M funding before 2025.
Included in this $6.9 million project are seven classrooms, a proposed expanded parking lot and a new student drop-off/pick-up area. While two DJUSD preschool classes will remain at the Valley Oak campus, this Early Learning Center will increase the total number of DJUSD preschool classrooms by two.

As this Bond Project continues, the District will continue to provide frequent updates to our community. For more information on this, and other Bond Projects, please visit