the new middle school is part of a development project
that may not be approved for years -- if at all
-- which means more endless waiting. Recently in Pacifica,
a middle school was redesigned and COMPLETELY rebuilt
in ONE year.
Measure D takes our
new school out of the proposed Wavecrest housing development
and instead proposes keeping it at the Cunha site, where
children have SAFE passage and access to local businesses,
health services and the library.
In a 2002
presentation to the school board, school Superintendent
Bayless explained why building
on the Cunha school site was the best course of action.
D SPECIFICALLY allows for expansion or renovation of
any kind at Hatch School.
more than 17 acres, the Cunha campus is actually larger,
pupil per acre, than any other middle school on the
Peninsula, except Redwood City. At about 19 net
acres, the proposed Wavecrest site is only marginally
Village, including the new middle school, is NOT a done
deal. In fact, the City Council recently found
Ocean Colony Partners and their development deal in
default. The voters are under no obligation. This initiative
is LEGAL and BINDING.
Coastal Commission issued a letter in August 2003 notifying
Wavecrest developers that their wetlands
studies are still “deficient” and must be
to CUSD’s own figures, delays have eroded Measure
K’s purchasing power by more than $10 million
dollars. Meanwhile, each
CUSD household already has been taxed some $3,000 and
still there’s no plan for timely construction
of a new middle school.
D -- the Build It Now Initiative -- is supported by
leaders in the athletic community, business community,
educational community, parents and citizens who
want a new middle school -- NOW! No more promises. No