Discuss the plan

It is interesting how the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Board of Education operates. First they throw out the idea of combining Encinal and Alameda high schools, and put all 3,000 students on the Alameda High School campus. Then they say they will have four public hearings to discuss the plan.

Now I read that the committee has wrapped up its work and will submit its findings to the board. When did AUSD hold a public meeting to discuss this plan? 

Is there some reason why Encinal High School is no longer suitable as a public school? It is possible that combining the high schools will allow AUSD the opportunity to sell the land that is Thompson Field to give it needed money to push onward? 

I’m sure the committee that was formed to look into the idea of one high school is doing its job, but it seems as if the public is being left out of the decision-making process. 

Ashley Jones