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Rebuttal #1 – FACT: DMUSD does own the west side of Mira Montana

DMUSD has been telling some of you in private emails that "The District does not own the west half of Mira Montana Drive" - apparent justification for recommending to the board that Rolf's Plan #2 be dropped. This series of images - all created by DMUSD architects, surveyors, and consultants - conclusively proves DMUSD does … Continue reading Rebuttal #1 – FACT: DMUSD does own the west side of Mira Montana

It can be done better – without downside

Remember, Rolf's design adopts the district's facilities without cutting anything. We'll soon share how much safer Rolf's design is for students, teachers, and even the neighbors.  Stay tuned. You may notice the green space numbers have shrunk in the district design from what we reported earlier, even though they report the same numbers online. That's because they took … Continue reading It can be done better – without downside

Big steps forward . . .

We just posted a new alternative design from Rolf Silbert - which he emphasizes is a collaboration between him and many others including district feedback. Check it out on our home page where you can scroll through the whole presentation.We think it offers significant improvements in nearly every area - safety, parking, traffic, drop-off and pick-up, classroom lighting, … Continue reading Big steps forward . . .

Heights’ rebuild – green space mirage

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Today we're putting an end to the district's false numbers on "green space" on the new Heights' design.  It's not 127,824 square feet, as the district claims, but at most 97,000 square feet. It's not more than exists today, as the district claims, but slashed by more than 30,000 square feet. It's not … Continue reading Heights’ rebuild – green space mirage

Heights’ school rebuild environmental review opens . . .

Last night DMUSD posted their initial environmental docs for the Del Mar Heights "rebuild" and gave official notice (NOI) to various agencies, parties, and the public to start the review process.  The window for public comment is now open and you have, according to the district's papers, until 5:00 p.m. on March 23 to submit comments. … Continue reading Heights’ school rebuild environmental review opens . . .

Rolf’s design – what’s at stake for Del Mar

Once in a blue moon, the thought jumps into my head: it's just one field, right? How much would it really matter to Del Mar if we lost half the Height's field - the amount slated for burial in the latest (January) school site design. Is it worth continuing the fight for 80,000 square feet? The … Continue reading Rolf’s design – what’s at stake for Del Mar

What happened at the January 22 board meeting – Rolf’s design and 78,000 sf

First, a great big thank you to everyone who attended and spoke for the fields and a better process at last Wednesday's DMUSD board meeting! You are an incredible group and I'm happy to count myself as one of you. This email shares the key takeaways from the board meeting. 1.  Majority. Once again, most of the people … Continue reading What happened at the January 22 board meeting – Rolf’s design and 78,000 sf

PROMISING

That's the first word that came to mind when Rolf Silbert first shared his new alternative school design concept - above at right.  He sent it to every DMUSD school board member yesterday, hoping to obtain a dedicated 15 minute time slot at tonight's board meeting to properly present the concept to the school board … Continue reading PROMISING

DISTRICT STILL EXAGGERATES FIELD SIZE BY 17,000 SQUARE FEET – 29%!

In the November 20 school design, it's easy to show that the district's measurements are seriously wrong. We know, however, that will only raise questions as to how they could make yet another mistake, and raise questions as to what they did to make the mistake. As a result, we spent time getting you answers … Continue reading DISTRICT STILL EXAGGERATES FIELD SIZE BY 17,000 SQUARE FEET – 29%!

⚾️⚾️⚾️ 3rd inning . . . 📣

Happy New Year!  🎉 🎈 It feels good to be back online in our first blog post of 2020.    Over the next few weeks we'll be amping it up 📣🧨, with important news, analysis, and events coming your way - so stay tuned and please spread the word far and wide RIGHT NOW to your friends and other … Continue reading ⚾️⚾️⚾️ 3rd inning . . . 📣