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I have been lucky to call Bonsall my home for nearly a decade.

 

Last updated 9/17/2018 at 9:28am



Before investing in local real estate, I researched the schools and was told by multiple people, "Oh Bonsall will have its own high school by the time your children are that age.”

While conjecture, it seemed a widely held belief. And it came true – my daughter will proudly graduate with the BHS class of 2019! She made the choice to trail blaze, and I am impressed with what has been accomplished so far at BHS occupying a temporary building on the Sullivan middle school campus.

A permanent Bonsall High School facility needs to be addressed now, as BHS is growing quickly. Our community wants and deserves a school rich with academic and extracurricular programs for all students.

I personally am a believer of public education because we don't live in a bubble. While some people are in the position to explore multiple options, not everyone has the resources to do that. People who care about building a vibrant community from which we all benefit with strong home values and future leaders must consider a yes vote on upcoming ballot measure EE.

It is important to note that the low bond cost considers the amount the community is willing to bear with state matching programs, etc. rounding out initial builds. As the FUHS bond expired for BUSD property owners last year, the cost difference is minimal. The permanent BHS most certainly will have sports (it already does) and other programs families desire. Mission Vista just down the 76 is thriving and without football.

The students of our community deserve a permanent high school campus – let's stop bickering over location and make that happen! If I am elected to the BUSD board, I promise to put education first and work to make sure the high school that has been promised to Bonsall for decades finally gets built. Regardless of the outcomes of the upcoming election, we must work together as neighbors for the good of the community. Please think about the long-term future of our beloved Bonsall.

Larissa Anderson

 

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