One Daly City school district has a different approach to raising badly needed revenue: Build predominantly market-rate housing on district land and reap part of the profits.

School districts have increasingly turned to their surplus land to either sell or build housing for their teachers and other educators to help stabilize their workforce, as well as school finances. Jefferson Union High School District, which encompasses Daly City and part of Pacifica, is looking to tap its extra land for a large residential development that goes beyond educator housing.

Daly City school district looks to boost funds by developing surplus land

The Serramonte Ridge Apartments in Daly City, another Jefferson Union High School District venture, did not live up to its promise, critics say. (Craig Lee/The Examiner)

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