Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008|The San Diego Unified School District and the city have suggested a plan to finish the downtown central library by using allocated Prop S funds for a 300-student high school on two of the library’s upper floors, all while studies show downtown residents need a K-8 school.

At this same time, the school district’s 8-member Small Schools Committee is studying how to close up to 17 elementary schools throughout the city because it is too expensive to staff and maintain schools with under 400 enrollment.

What am I missing here? Why would a 300-student high school be affordable, especially when it is not needed, when keeping open a 300-student elementary school is too expensive? Did citizens vote for Prop S in order to save the downtown Central Library, all the while closing our neighborhood elementary schools?

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