Save Alpine High

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Raised by 14 people in 28 months
The students of Alpine deserve a high school. They deserve to not have to drive 17 miles down a windy road to school. They deserve a school in their own community, a sense of togetherness and pride. They deserve to be able to go to after school activities like football games, music performances and dances without worrying about transportation. They. deserve. BETTER.

We, the Alpine High School Citizens Committee, are determined to make this decades-long dream a reality. We are parents, just like you. We are Alpiners, just like you. And we love our town. Just like you.

The funds raised in this effort will go towards defeating the efforts of the Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) to deny the will of the voters who passed Propositions U and H (raising your property taxes with the promise to build the school!). We are currently appealing the most recent decision. If we succeed (and we believe WE WILL), funds will also be used to go directly back into the AUSD schools.

The high school will serve not only Alpine, but the communities of Blossom Valley, Harbison Canyon, and all of our east San Diego county communities.

We believe this is a community effort and know we can count on the fine people of Alpine, CA to make this dream a reality.
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If you are a supporter of the construction of a high school to serve the Alpine/Blossom Valley area please vote in the upcoming June 7 primary, especially if you intend on voting in the Republican Primary. Regardless of your views of the Presidential Primary there are very important down ballot candidates that will impact decisions affecting the high school. The Alpine High School Citizens Committee and other supporters of the high school have carefully screened the list of candidates and have the following recommendations:

The 1st recommendation is to NOT vote for candidates who oppose the high school. These candidates are Jim Kelly, Ron Nehring, and Lou Russo.

These enemies of the Alpine/BV school appear on the candidate list for the Republican Central Committee (71st Assembly District). This committee has a lot of power in endorsing and getting candidates to run for office and Jim Kelly has used the Central Committee to get Alpine high school enemies elected to the Grossmont District school board.

Instead we recommend voting FOR the following 6 candidates:
1) Jack Dale
2) Ronn Hall
3) Mason Herron
4) Brian Jones
5) Robert Maupin
6) Harold Turner

The 2nd recommendation is to vote FOR Mark Anderson for the County Board of Education. All voters (and not just Republicans) can cast votes for this ballot. Mark Anderson strongly supported the Alpine unification petition and voted for the recommended unification going to the State Board of Education. He merits your support.

The 3rd recommendation is to vote FOR Tim Carruthers for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College Board. Tim is currently on the Alpine school board and has been a supporter of the Alpine high school and the litigation that our school district had to bring against the Grossmont High School District to prevent them from squandering bond funds on projects other than our school. He merits your support.

Thank you and please vote in the June 7 primary.
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"“The construction of a new high school in Alpine was a significant part of this bond proposal featured prominently in the argument for it featured on the ballot in 2008.”
Haney Hong, President and CEO of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association
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Thank you so much for your support! A few bits of information for you to satisfy GoFundMe's requirements:

This campaign is being led by me, Caity Yaussi, an Alpine parent of an elementary-aged child. I am just a citizen who wants the high school that was promised for all the kids in our region!

All money received in this campaign will be directed to the Alpine High School Citizens Committee. The funds raised will be used in our ongoing appeals process against GUHSD, as well as future unification efforts (ballot measures, etc.).

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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Where is your money going to support this campaign?

1. Ongoing Litigation
We want to to ensure that GUHSD sets aside money raised in Proposition H & U bond sales for the high school that is promised in the bonds’ ballot language. This is the crux of the lawsuit against GUHSD. Judge Pressman recently ruled against AUSD and ATBA (Alpine Taxpayers for Bond Accountability) as plaintiffs, and we would like to appeal this decision. The appeal will involve considerable legal fees, which will be funded through this campaign.

2. Unification of the Alpine Union School District
Unification has been approved by the County Board of Education and recommended to the State Board of Education. That unfortunately is also a political issue as well as a practical one and therefore needs preparation, visits, expediting, and lobbyists. It includes the updating of CEQA EIR documentation presuming the Lazy A high school site in Alpine remains viable. Eventually there are the costs of the management and administration of a ballot measure campaign. If the SBOE approves unification, Alpiners will have the final ‘yea’ or ‘nay’ vote in an election.
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Raised by 14 people in 28 months
Created May 17, 2016
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Lisa Broderick-Kearley
28 months ago

Good luck!!! We've been waiting 38 years for a high school in Alpine (since I was 10 years old). This NEEDS to happen and soon.

Gina Henke
28 months ago
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