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Bypassing Parents in Student Health Care

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April 3, 2023 

The "While it sounds wonderful to have schools take care of all your child's needs, is it really so wonderful?

Remember, this is the institution that made your children wear masks for over two years for a disease that isn't dangerous to healthy children.  This is the institution that watched out for your child's health by shutting down education leaving them isolated for months on end resulting in a epidemic of attempted suicides and social anxiety.

Link to CHD article

 

 

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Come May 2022 a geotechnical survey was commissioned on behalf of Reynold’s Elementary in order to determine the feasibility of constructing a 2 story structure to replace their existing facilities.  On March 10, 2023, results of the survey were published. A “team of engineers examined the existing buildings and determined they are structurally safe but do not meet current code standards.”     

Keep in mind, Reynolds Elementary was built in 1986. Clearly construction standards have changed since then. As long as the structure presents no danger to kids, the next logical step would be to identify the modifications needed to get up to code and determine costs.

Instead, 3 days after the geological survey was released, the school board lowered the boom: NO SCHOOL FOR YOU!  Absent a presentation or any discussion, the board voted 3-1-1 to shut down Reynolds Elementary permanently and sell off the land.

 

Their justification? “There is no fix that guarantees the safety of students.”  Not only is this a gross mischaracterization of the Report, it’s pretty rich coming from educators with no engineering backgrounds.

 

Additionally, why on earth would a school slated for closure be encouraged to commission a costly geographical survey? Closing down the school with no investigation into alternative options is extreme and begs the question:  Who benefits?  Certainly not the students or parents scrambling for education alternatives. Certainly not the teachers who will be transferred and stand to lose their seniority.

 

Clearly, the proceeds for the sale of the Reynolds School property will benefit  teachers’ unions and administrators who are struggling with a budget deficit.  Sorry Reynolds Racoons, boasting the top third of test scores wasn’t enough. Thanks to the Oceanside Unified School Board, you’re road kill.

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