Recently, I’ve overheard some passionate talk about the conditions at the Heights’ school – that it is unsafe for students and needs an immediate shutdown, now! As a parent who had my own son there for four of the last five years, this caught me off guard.
I wondered how DMUSD saw it – whether they’ve been risking the health of the kids (including my own) by keeping them at the Heights in known dangerous conditions while there are so many empty classrooms elsewhere in the district, including Del Mar Hills. I wondered whether it had been reported to the State Department of Education for immediate action.
A community member shared with me the Heights’ facilities report card submitted by the district to the Department of Education in January 2020. Above I’ve attached the facilities section page – and highlighted and magnified some points so you can see them easier.
DMUSD rates the overall facilities condition “exemplary”, with “Cleanliness: Overall Cleanliness, Pest/Vermin Infestation: Good.”
We all want the right school rebuilt at the Heights, but this should make us feel better that the health of the children is not in jeopardy while we get there.
Please forward this email to anyone concerned about the current facility conditions.
I’ve reproduced the page again (without zooms) below, or click here for the full 17 page School Accountability Report Card. The sections include: facilities conditions, teacher credentials, pupil achievement, parental involvement, school climate, class size, expenditures per pupil, teacher and administrative salaries, etc. As background, by February 1 of each year, every school in California is required by state law to publish a School Accountability Report Card (SARC).The SARC contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school.