The district has been holding meetings to discuss the proposals and the progression of the project, which could include 30 new homes.
The proposed plan is to transfer 5 acres of school district property to the city at no cost and sell 5 acres to a developer. That would increase parkland from 3 to 8 acres. With the Edison property, the parcel would total 10 acres.
Along with some improvements made to the city park and Edison property — including six permanent baseball fields and parking — the district wants to use funds from the sale of the land to pay for a new headquarters at another location as well as other facility improvements.
"We're trying to get ourselves into a facility that meets the needs of our employees," said Asstistant Supt. Jon Archibald.
According to Archibald, the district's administrative building is in such bad shape that it would require $3 million to $5 million from the general fund to refurbish.
Opponents are angry that even though half of the 10 acres of school property would be used for parkland, the remainder would be sold for development of 30 single-family homes.
"I would rather see half of the proposed houses being built where the old school is located," Huntington Beach resident Alan Walls said.
A residential development would require Huntington Beach City Council approval.
Many residents of the neighborhood, commonly called Suburbia Park, have spoken out against the deal, saying the district is wasting money on development plans instead of renovating an existing building. They are also concerned about added traffic from the proposed homes.