AUG 12, 2018 Fallbrook’s Gird Valley a Very High Wildfire Hazard Zone
San Diego County’s KnowYourHazards rates Gird Valley a Very High Wildfire Hazard Zone. This includes the site Bonsall Unified School District (BUSD) proposes for a 1,500-student high school located just 1.1 miles from the northernmost edge of the District. While stating student safety is its number one concern, BUSD has proposed school designs for the site featuring only one entrance/exit. The current high school site, on West Lilac in Bonsall, remains in a Moderate Wildfire Hazard Zone, two levels below Gird Valley.
Since 1978, District voters have rejected the Gird Valley site for a high school five times at the ballot box, the last vote was in 2016. A 2018 bond Measure EE will be Attempt #6.
BUSD’s Sullivan Campus, where BUSD opened a new high school with a high school quality lab (estimated cost $1M) in 2016, is located south of the 76 in the core of Bonsall. The Sullivan Campus area is rated fully two grades lower than Gird Valley with a Moderate Wildfire Zone. Here’s a snap of that:
Spend some time with this KnowYourHazards tool and learn about North County’s wildfire risks. Update your own Evacuation Plan. Fallbrook’s Fire Chief Stephen Abbott shared some good advice on the subject in the Village News and the ReadySanDiego app is highly recommended. Stay safe!