Re "No more delay on right-sizing schools" (Editorials, Feb. 21): The Bee's editorial board is right: The Sacramento City Unified School District must be diligent in finding new uses for the seven school properties that will be emptied when students are vacated. The district already has empty campuses with no plans for reuse. In the central city alone there are three: Marshall, Fremont, and Old Jefferson. Washington will be the 4th.
The historic Jefferson School at 17th and N Streets has been vacant for more than 20 years. Five years ago the Sacramento Old City Association began working to find a developer interested in restoring it. District staff accompanied organized tours of the building, but no further action. The Capitol Area Development Authority proposed to market the property, but the district has yet to agree.
The district must put more effort into marketing their unused properties. Empty campuses are not good neighbors.
span class="signer">-- Kay Knepprath, Sacramento
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