The school board on Tuesday is scheduled to vote on allowing its architects to draft designs for two theaters and two middle school "enclaves" at Costa Mesa and Corona del Mar high schools.
The projects are expected to be financed through Measure F funds, which allows the school district to buy bonds for school projects, said Paul Reed, district deputy superintendent and chief business officer.
Estimates of project costs are not available yet, he said.
The middle school enclaves will separate seventh- and eighth-graders who now attend the high schools, Reed said.
"That is where most of their classes will be, where their lockers will be, and where they'll assemble and gather," he said.