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UCLA Should Build a School at Park

May 20, 1990

It would be a real boon to Santa Monica to have UCLA build an elementary school at Los Amigos Park or at either of the present elementary school sites in Ocean Park.

At first, the thought of having a school built on a park appalled me, until I realized that there will be a school built there anyway. Having UCLA build it not only saves the Santa Monica school district the task of building a school, but provides the community with higher quality and more progressive education for our children. The money saved will allow the school district to spend more on other schools in the area.

Most important, it eliminates the school district's need to develop or sell the John Muir and Washington schools' sites to raise money to build the much-needed new school. Thus, those sites have a good chance of maintaining some open space and, in the case of Washington school, possibly a park.

All other open areas near Washington School on 4th Street in the southwest section of Ocean Park have recently been built on by the city. We need open space more than we need more condominiums. It seems that the best way to do that and to provide our children with a valuable new school environment is to welcome (University Elementary School) to our community.

SHELLEY MILLS

Santa Monica

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