MetroWest Elementary Rebuild
The extreme cuts to the capital budgets of MetroWest Elementary and other modular schools to be contrary to the intent and scope of the 2002 Sales Tax Referendum. At that time, the Orange County Taxpayers voted for, and approved, a referendum with an attachment that called for a comprehensive redevelopment of the MetroWest Campus with a budget of $19.9 million. Since then, our budget has been cut to $9 million. We are asking that the School Board reallocate to MetroWest funds as promised in the 2002 sales tax referendum. Specific needs of the school structure are: 1. Replace end-of-life cycle Modular classrooms with traditional brick and mortar structures. 2. Eliminate the multiple access points that provide open access to each classroom. 3. Renovate and attach core buildings on Primary Learning Center and Intermediate Learning Center Campuses and bring them up to prototype standard. 4. Correct traffic flow issues that affect child safety at drop off and pick up. 5. Begin construction in the fall of 2007 as stated in the 2002 Sales Tax Referendum. Any renovation plans that fall short of achieving these goals are unacceptable to the taxpayers and voters of Orange County. KEEP YOUR PROMISE, School Board and Mr. Blocker, and give our schools the rebuild they need for a safe and healthy classroom environment. Remember, It\'s All About The Children!