Alternatives to Belmont Sites Have Problems of their own The site for new Belmont still hasn’t been found. The School district has been fumbling with two proposed alternatives by interim superintendent Ruben Cortines and CEO Howard Miller respectively suggest using high-rise office suites and open 4 new schools quickly.
These alternatives have been met with mixed emotion from both sides of the battle. Those for the Belmont project to continue are in favor of using the former ambassador hotel in the mid-Wiltshire district, because 10 years ago the school board had chosen this site for the high school but was met by Donald Trump’s Legal Team. Upon reclaiming the site after foreclosure the negotiations with such prominent figures such as Magic Johnson who owns many Cinemas in the area to combine his movie complex with a middle school. The conservancy group is expected to block the demolishing of the hotel claiming it is a historical site citing that it is the place of the Kennedy Assignation and many Oscar nights.
School Board Member Caprice Young wants Johnson and the conversancy to look at the need of the children. I personally don’t think that children no matter how appealing would in long run want the distraction of a movie theatre ruining their education. The reason many people have so many differing opinions is because if we were just another state this wouldn’t be an issue but a time for action. A time to step forward and take the blame for being to focused on keeping appearances that we abused our children.
“It’s time they started thinking about kids”, Young said. The city is the movie Mecca of the world and has a lot of land at it’s disposal but because it wants to make the place a visitor attracting place doesn’t want to sacrifice a hotel to fit the needs. I think this plain wrong on the part of the school board. I remember reading about how the state can take over a site because it was to be made use for a federal project such as highway which many people use to go to and from work.
If we don’t see the value of an education than it is true what other states do say about us, that we are more into our looks that to do what is right. The Hollywood facade of this city has been around much to long and is due to change and no physically but mentally. A face lift of this sort would cause a rift in our society but if there noone to stand up for the rights of the children then those buildings that the conservancy wants to keep as historic landmarks would be all for not.