Report addresses closures of schools |

Report addresses closures of schools

William Ferchland

An environmental impact report on the closure of Al Tahoe and Meyers elementary schools will be addressed tonight at a Lake Tahoe Unified School District board meeting.

The report, prepared by the district’s legal counsel, stated the closure of the two schools due to budget constraints will have a “less than significant” bearing on the environment.

Harold Singer, executive director of a regional water quality agency, sent a letter to board members disagreeing with the findings.

Singer wrote the measures to lessen environmental impacts “are just a compilation of nice-sounding concepts.”

The report is the first item under the discussion and action period. It will have its own public comment before the vote.

In addition, a new biology class, announcement of small construction bids and formation of a committee to lease surplus property are scheduled to be voted upon.

The meeting, perhaps the final one to be attended by outgoing Superintendent Diane Scheerhorn, is expected to begin at 6 p.m. at the district office at 1021 Al Tahoe Blvd.

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