Better high school location withheld from community
Katherine Ekins Castaic
Posted: October 25, 2010 8:48 p.m.
Updated: October 26, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Once again, the community of Castaic was left in the dark. There’s no amount of backdoor politics that’s worth the community being sold out on its high school site.
This is the biggest land use decision in the history of Castaic, and the Land Use Committee was not consulted. Once it’s built, you can’t change it.
Sure, we could build on the remote Rasmussen site and spend millions extra on grading.
Drive and bus the kids to and from school? Heck, yeah, we do that now anyway, right? The one way in and out gets a little dicey though. Would you really be happy?
Would this enhance and make your lives easier? Probably not.
For decades to come, we’ll be complaining about the school’s location and inaccessibility.
I agree that the high school should be on the north side of Castaic, west of the freeway. It’s a very central location. But what was our Town Council thinking?
There is a superior site that was withheld from the community and the Hart District School Board. The Lombardi high school site would have been another choice.
The proposed Lombardi high school site is at a much lower elevation. Yes, our children could actually walk and bike to school.
Wouldn’t you rather hand them their brown-bag lunch and watch them skip off to school? Sounds like heaven to me.
The site design has multiple access points. That’s refreshing. The site is expandable. Wow — the school could grow with the community!
So why did the Town Council members representing your district think you wouldn’t want this? Like myself, learn more about the superior site that serves the community.
Go to www.CastaicHS.com. E-mail the William S. Hart Union High School District Board. It’s not too late.
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