Sonoma High School does not need a new sports stadium
Posted on May 6, 2020 by Sonoma Valley Sun
I read with utter dismay and shock that the school district officials approved the $15 million dollar sports arena for the high school on Tuesday night (May 5, 2020).
It is interesting to me that they convened a meeting on this issue, at this time, without the benefit of spectators and the community being able to weigh in on this very controversial subject. What could they have been thinking — maybe they were not!
In this time of crisis with all of us trying to protect ourselves, our loved ones, the community and our future, it confounds me that these officials would deem it necessary to take a vote now! We do not even know what the future will look like for our classrooms, our students or our teachers. We have so many more needs for education than the construction of a stadium, especially during this pandemic. What is the rush to get construction underway this summer?
I ask you, where has common sense gone? In my opinion, it seems to “be out the window” with no apparent concern for our current environment.
— Laurie Sebesta, Sonoma