Will Carlsbadistan Ever Get A New High School?

by The Editors on May 18, 2010

Hs Cannon-Tm1We’d like to think that kids entering Carlsbadistan kindergartens this fall will have a shot at attending the Carlsbad Unified School District’s new $130 million high school at least one year before they graduate, but with the recent setbacks who really knows if that will be a possibility.

The latest problem to hit the school is the issue of California State Water Board certification, according to a Stacy Brandt story in the North County Times.

Earlier this month, the local branch of the California Regional Water Quality Board denied the certification the district needs to proceed with the project. The decision was a procedural matter necessary because the board wasn’t able to review materials on time, said James Smith, a assistant executive officer for the regional board. . . “We’re not talking about the merits of the project itself,” he said. “We’re still working with the applicant …. We just needed a little more time on this one.”

Why? Developer Bentlety-Wing Investments has complained about what effects “the project would have on water quality.” CUSD Superintendent John Roach is quoted as saying the complaints are “essentially ‘blackmail'” and are only about the money.

We just hope construction can begin soon for the sake of the youth of Carlsbadistan. Click the link for the rest of the story.

[Link: North County Times]

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