SAVE BHHS' MUSIC & THEATRE DEPARTMENT

SAVE BHHS' MUSIC & THEATRE DEPARTMENT

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Concerned Citizen started this petition to BHUSD Board of Education and

The BHUSD Board of Education has proposed to place the BHHS music & theatre departments INTO A TENT located South of the Village because they believe Theatre 40 should take priority.

The district is planning to place BHHS music & theatre students in the following hazardous situations (partial list):

1)    The floor will be concrete. If students fall off of an elevated stage/surface, students will fall onto concrete.

2)    The MTA construction, which the district claims they are trying to mitigate, will be directly behind the tent. Currently, a crane is noticeably towering over the BHHS campus. Should the crane toppled over, the students inside the tent would be at an increased risk for injury. The district evicted the students and staff (starting Fall 2019) at El Rodeo due to the fear of cranes falling over.

3)    While a tent can provide refuge to the elements, air will still flow into the tent. With Metro construction being three arm lengths away, and Metro removing hundreds of cubic feet of dirt a day – which blows onto the campus – students with respiratory issues will have trouble breathing. Furthermore, the east campus trash receptacles are located few feet from the proposed location of the tent. In addition, the tent would be located next to the power plant that consistently puts out steam. Those who do not have respiratory issues would be placed into a situation that increases the risk of developing respiratory issues.

4)    Tents do not provide the safety features that a typical classroom can provide. Last Tuesday – May 7, 2019 – there was a school shooting. Where would students take refuge in the event of a shooting? In the event of a fire, tents typically are not equipped with state-of-the-art fire suppression systems. How would staff be able to suppress a fire prior to the arrival of the Fire Department?

 

THERE IS A BOARD MEETING NEXT TUESDAY - MAY 14, 2019.

 

SHOW UP AND SPEAK UP TO SAVE THE BHHS MUSIC & THEATRE DEPARTMENTS.

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