Yesterday Doug Biggs tweeted this info:
Which we all knew was inevitable given that the School District doesn’t really have the money for seismic improvements. So that sparked a very short twitter conversation between me and Doug B. about where the district offices and the Adult School could actually go. I noted that there aren’t a whole lot of vacant buildings left in AUSD’s portfolio and Doug B. brought up City Hall West’s availability which I think is a great idea, if the City would part with allowing AUSD to move out there for a nominal lease.
But the bigger question is, what happens with the buildings that are being vacated. I know, I know. It’s historic. But let’s put a pin in that for a minute. If for some reason the buildings weren’t there I wonder if that would be enough space to build additional capacity that would make a high school consolidation possible.
I know there is some rivalry between Alameda and Encinal High Schools, but a larger consolidated high school would allow for resources to be more efficiently divided among all high school students. There can be a larger variety of electives offered because of the larger population. And they don’t even need to choose between calling it Alameda or Encinal they can just name it something else.
But whatever happens and wherever the facility offices end up moving, I know people will be keeping their eyes peeled for leather chair and expensive office expenditures, right? 🙂 I just think it’s a shame that there will be this very large piece of property that will be vacant — except for the occasional event at Kofman Auditorium.
In other exciting school related new, it’s #1 daughter’s 100 day of Kindergarten today and she is super excited. For her 100 day project — for those that do not know, Kindergarteners have to turn in a 100 day project which includes displaying 100 of one item in some form. She chose to string 100 beads — her idea, not mine — and display it as a necklace on a head and torso that she drew. I only helped by cutting out some felt to resemble a top because she felt as though her avatar should be dressed. It’s adorable.