To the delight of a large group of supporters, the Stoneybrooke Christian School has won the right to keep its portable classrooms on the grounds of a church for at least another five years.
The City Council voted 3 to 1 last week to give the school a reprieve from an earlier order to remove the five portables. It then set a new deadline of Aug. 1, 1996, for the groundbreaking for a permanent set of classrooms.
As a means of checking the school's progress, the council also gave the school one year to submit a master plan for the new classroom construction.
The council decision put an end to a long-simmering neighborhood controversy over the modular classrooms on the grounds of Coast Bible Church. The controversy began when the 310-student school failed to meet its original deadline of Aug. 13, 1990, to get rid of the portables.