Under a proposal by the San Jose Unified School District, the existing schools would be turned into much needed teacher housing. A vacant site a few miles away would be turned into brand new schools.
Parents like Greg Braley hope the housing won’t be here. He says Leland High School, home to Pat Tillman Stadium, is worth saving.
I don’t fully understand the article (IMO, it is poorly written), but my understanding based on above 2 sentences is “SJUSD identifies Leland High School as one of potential site for teacher housing and parents are against it”.
If my understanding is correct, then I don’t blame the parents.
First of all, why can’t SJUSD turn vacant site into teacher housing instead? High school usually has over 2000 students. In addition, there are so many after school/ weekend activities on top of regular school schedule. In a sense, the whole neighborhood is built around that school site. Why should these 2000 families and neighbors change their existing commute to school when school district can choose vacant site for teacher housing? Seriously, if your school district says that we are going to shut down your neighborhood school to convert it into teacher housing and move the school to farther place, are you going to be happy with it? I won’t.