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