We are writing to share the very exciting news that, on Tuesday, February 21, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved Brentwood School's conditional use permit for our 30-Year Education Master Plan. This pivotal moment was more than a decade in the making, from the beginning of the master plan process and covenant negotiations to final approval. The enthusiastic, overwhelmingly positive support of everyone in our school community played a part in its success. What an incredible legacy we have built together...
Education Master Plan
Shaping our Future Hand-in-Hand with Our Neighbors
Brentwood School is sensitive to the needs of our neighbors. In 1992, we worked in partnership to create our first East Campus covenant for land use, enrollment, and growth. In 2006, when we began to formulate our Education Master Plan to improve the student experience at Brentwood School, we continued our collaboration with our neighbors. Together with our residential neighbors (RNBS) and the Brentwood Homeowners Association (BHA), we developed a legally binding East Campus covenant for the next thirty years that provides certainty for our neighbors and supports progress for our school.
The result is the Education Master Plan that will improve the student experience at Brentwood School’s East and West Campuses.
- A hard cap on peak hour vehicle trips, with twice-yearly official count by a mutually agreed upon traffic consultant and monetary penalties if the school is not in compliance.
- General construction hours limited to between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. In addition, the school has agreed in the EIR to limit hauling and heavy truck and equipment traffic to between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
- All improvements will be made within the existing campus boundaries.
Developing trust is very simple. You take time to get to know each other, you invest in and understand the other’s needs, and when you say you’re going to do something, you do it.”
—Dr. Mike Riera, Head of School
Brentwood School has been an important and accountable partner. Since we signed the first covenant with them in 1992, we have worked together to help make our community a better place.”
—Rob Rene, Past President, BHA
Brentwood School came to us first, and together we spent nearly eight years working on a plan that allows the school to grow, and also ensures they will continue to be a good neighbor. Our new 30 year covenant provides security and certainty for our community over the long-term."
—Howard Jaskol, Past President, RNBS
“The school worked diligently with RNBS, the neighbors, and BHA to address all the issues and concerns that were raised, and they continue to inform our board of their progress with traffic mitigations, including helping reduce traffic on the Sunset Corridor by working with Paul Revere Middle School and others to put shared busing in place.”
—Cindy McKenzie, President, Residential Neighbors of Brentwood School (RNBS)