When it’s completed this fall, a new $105 million high school in southern California will be “be a high-tech academic hub with wireless Internet, a robotics lab, digital smart boards in every classroom and a first-rate performance hall worthy of any ‘Glee’ hopeful,” writes the Los Angeles Times. Hillcrest High will have everything but students.
Hit by state funding cuts, the Alvord Unified School District “doesn’t have the money to turn on the lights or hire staff.”
Voters passed a bond issue in 2007 to build and equip the new school. Hillcrest High will remain empty — at a cost of $1 million a year — for at least a year. Students will go to La Sierra High School, a campus with 3,400 students, more than twice the number it was designed for.