Ditmar Cottage Information

  • On November 12, 2019, the Board of Education approved Resolution No. 09 (19-20) to identify current district properties as potential surplus property sites.  One of the properties for consideration was the Ditmar Cottage.

    Ditmar Cottage
    1111 S. Ditmar St.
    Building sq. ft.: 1,670
    Acreage: 0.0625
    Zoning: Residential

    The Ditmar Cottage was discussed in the following Facilities Avisory (7-11) Committee meetings:
    December 11, 2019
    January 15, 2020
    February 12, 2020
    March 18, 2020

    On April 14, 2020, the Facilities Advisory (7-11) Committee presented its Final Report on Findings and Recommendations to the Board of Education.  The Board of Education approved and accepted the following 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 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.
    5. The underlying real property parcel on which the Ditmar Cottage sits should not be considered surplus to the educational needs of the District.
    6. The Committee recommends the underlying real property be retained by the District for use in connection with the purposed of the Ditmar Academy site (formerly known as the Ditmar Elementary School site) or other beneficial educational needs of the District.
    7. The Committee grants to 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.