Thank you to everyone who took time from their busy schedules to attend the Bonsall Unified School District’s (BUSD) August meeting. Please make an effort to attend the September 14 Board meeting at the Bonsall Community Center. You also need to attend a Workshop on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) on September 30. Mark your calendars now!
For those of us who care about Gird Valley and North County, we’ve been distressed to see the Bonsall Unified School District (BUSD) going broke (deficit spending over six years) as it attempts to build a huge 1,500-student high school and performing arts center on what is at the northernmost end of the district on Gird Road, a site that has failed to win funding at the ballot box fully five times. This is in spite of the fact that taxpayers built BUSD a 350-student high school (a building that is now less than a year old!) and BUSD projects only 352 high school students enrolled by 2019/2020.
Since we became involved in this issue, we have learned that the school district has spent itself into a financial tailspin and its Superintendent has been replaced by new Superintendent David Jones.