BUSD to survey 400 district residents in effort to justify Attempt #6 to build huge high school in Fallbrook’s Gird Valley

Thank you to everyone who took time from their busy schedules to attend the Bonsall Unified School District’s (BUSD) January 11 meeting. You really should attend the February 8 and March 8 Board meetings.  Seriously, it’s better than theater.

The board is split 3/2 on moving forward on yet another attempt to build a huge high school in Fallbrook’s Gird Valley. Board members Timothy Coen, Erin English and Lou Riddle vote as a block in favor of building while Sylvia Tucker and Dick Olson are concerned the small district cannot afford to build a second high school after just completing one in 2016 and that the district faces strong community opposition to building a high school in Gird Valley.

Fallbrook Union High School failed to pass a bond to fund a similar folly four times and BUSD has now failed once (Measure DD, 2016). At BUSD’s board meeting in January, this split was obvious when a contract was presented to move a bond forward in 2018, Attempt #6 to build a massive 1,500-student high school in Gird Valley.

Tucker and Olson urged the board to proceed with caution, to start by talking with district residents. As a result, the board approved a telephone survey of 400. … Read more