BMX group feels it’s fighting uphill battle |

BMX group feels it’s fighting uphill battle

William Ferchland, Tahoe Daily Tribune

What do BMX riders, nursery school children and a school district’s superintendent search have in common?

Each will be discussed at a school board meeting today.

n Lake Tahoe Unified School District

The Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board of Education will hear a proposal regarding continued use of 1100 Lyons Ave. as a summer site for a BMX track.

Lauren Thomaselli, president of the South Lake Tahoe BMX Association, would like a permanent BMX track at the site but said she understands the process is difficult.

The first step is getting the board’s approval.

“The South Lake Tahoe BMX Association continues to actively pursue a future permanent site on Al Tahoe Boulevard adjacent to the proposed park,” she wrote in a letter to the school board. “However, I have heard it said that getting anything done in Lake Tahoe is like rolling an egg up Echo Summit with your nose.”

A presentation regarding an estimated $5 million modernization project at South Tahoe High School also will take place at the 5 p.m. meeting at the Lake Tahoe Unified School District office.

n Lake Tahoe Community College

A partnership between Lake Tahoe Community College and Tahoe Parents Nursery School will be reviewed for further action at the LTCC’s board of trustees meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Three classrooms, an office, restrooms, and a kitchenette will be included in the building, slated for construction at the end of the summer. The shared facility will be available to the preschool Monday through Thursday and the Court Appointed Special Advocate program will have use of the facility on Fridays.

Money from Proposition 10, the California tobacco tax initiative, will help fund the addition.

Tahoe Parents Nursery School has been in existence since 1958.

“Our intention, when we take them on campus, is not to simply provide them with a facility but to also integrate their program with our early childhood education instruction,” said Jon Stephens, vice president of business services at LTCC.

Parents will be required to enroll in LTCC’s Early Childhood Education courses, Stephens said.

n Douglas County School District

The Douglas County School District Board of Trustees will meet at Douglas High School at 3:30 p.m.

The status of the superintendent search will be discussed as well as Sierra Tahoe Academy’s request to be a charter school.

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