(10/8/2013, Rossmoor) This just in from “team member Jason” of the Rossmoor Predator Management District (LAUSD school board meeting is tonight at 6:30 at District Headquarters at 10293 Bloomfield):
The Los Alamitos Unified School District has plans to put more “portable buildings” on Hopkinson and Lee Elementary campuses.
If you are against more portable classrooms, please let the school district know. More classrooms means potential for more students, more traffic into Rossmoor, and more inter and intra district transfers students using Rossmoor Schools. Ask why some schools have grown by over 100 students in recent years. Ask to put the “portable” classrooms at Los Alamitos Elementary or McGaugh Elementary if they are truly necessary. Just Ask!
Then . . .Say “NO” to over-crowded campuses and traffic in our neighborhood.
Let’s go back to smaller, safer, less congested neighborhood schools!
Get involved. Call the district office (562) 799-4700 and attend the next school board meeting on October 8th at 6:30 (10293 Bloomfield Avenue).
From a Los Alamitos perspective, traffic into and out of Rossmoor affects all of us. Traffic is already jammed getting off the 605 on Katella, and putting the classrooms at Los Al Elementary wouldn’t change that. Seal Beach does have a disproportionate number of schools (one), and Rossmoor a disproportionate number of Elementary Schools.
Los Alamitos has all of the District’s secondary schools.
I appreciate the money the district receives from out of district transfers, but it would seem at a minimum traffic mitigation should be part of the plan. A good start would be staggering start times.
And actually, the District is off to a good start on trying to address the traffic issues, from what I’m hearing from Los Alamitos City Engineer Dave Hunt.
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