SDUSD Opts for Expensive Construction & Mitigation, Not Debt Management

The San Diego Unified School District and Mira Mesa Town Council support plowing over one of the last couple of Vernal Pools on the build a new school.  They will spend $30M on one new school, while our six other schools are in desperate need of funding and capital improvements, teachers are losing their jobs. Is SDUSD choosing developers over our kids and their future?

Salk Site Vernal Pool

AWAKE is doing a lot of research on the history of Vernal Pools in the area, the Engangered Fairy Shrimp they support, and the other life forms that have been losing their habitat, site by site.  We look forward to sharing it with you, and you can see some photos from our Salk Site visit HERE.

Interestingly, it is the undeveloped land in a neighborhood that raises its property values.  And children that explore natural habitat have a connection with nature and imagination that paved-and-park-only-kids can miss completely.

fairy shrimp

Vernal pool habitat has been severely reduced by urban development in southern California. This fenced pool near Mira Mesa Market Center (San Diego County, CA), is the last remaining of an original complex that contained 67 vernal pools.
(Photograph by A.G. Vandergast, USGS)

 AWAKE recommends Mira Mesa Town Council and the San Diego Unified School District change their plans for the betterment of all of our elementary children, instead of a small group, by improving our six existing schools instead of building a new one -- and save miillions of public monies too.  And while we're at it, preserve one of the last recovering Vernal Pool Habitats for Endangered Fairy Shrimp we have left.

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