Point Loma Neighborhood Scrambles to Save Cabrillo Elementary From Closing

by on October 5, 2011 · 5 comments

in Economy, San Diego

Emergency Meeting Called for Friday, October 7th

Apparently, Cabrillo Elementary School, at 3120 Talbot Street in Point Loma, is slated to be one of the schools closed by the Unified School District at the end of this school year.

Because of this, the Point Loma neighborhood directly affected by this planned closure is scrambling to find ways to keep it open.  There has been an emergency meeting called for this Friday, October 7th, at 10 a.m.   The meeting will be held in the conference room over the library to discuss what needs to be done to keep the school open.

Here is the email announcing the meeting that is circulating:

Hello friends of Cabrillo Elementary,

 Cabrillo Elementary is on the “A” list for closure at the end of this school year.   Please come to an emergency meeting Friday, Oct 7, at 10:00 AM.   The meeting will be in the conference room over the library to discuss what needs to be done to keep Cabrillo open.

 Thank you,

 Patrice Wilson,  Elementary School Assistant

 Cabrillo Elementary School,  3120 Talbot Street,  San Diego, CA 92106

 PH 619-223-7154  FX 619-221-9051

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Allen Lewis October 5, 2011 at 10:55 pm

WOW!!!! this sucks, I being a person that just about went to every school in OB, and so did my parents, I’m not liking the fact that a school is being closed in my home town. I’m thinking it’s all about everything that’s going in this county. Where does it all end.


avatar Allen Lewis October 5, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Frank… this is to you,a person I trust in your judgement… what the f..k is going on…


avatar Frank Gormlie October 6, 2011 at 11:14 am

Allen – we’re watching the continued destruction of California’s public school system, nothing more, nothing less. The local School District is talking about closing 10 to 20 schools in San Diego.


avatar Kathy Blavatt October 6, 2011 at 1:26 am

It always comes down to land and entitlements. San Diego City Schools has some prime land and the developers want it. Ten years ago they were trying to close Cabrillo and other schools such as OB Elementary and Crown Point Elementary, but people fought it. In the case of Cabrillo they put the property in the North Bay Redevelopment Project Area. Besides the school, Cabrillo Rec Center is located on the property. Are its days number too?


avatar Patricia Walsh October 7, 2011 at 10:00 am

Kathy – I think the key word in your comment is “develop.” Go to Goggle maps and look at Cabrillo and Barnard. Both are prime locations for the district to put in sports fields, which they could rent out to generate revenue. And because it is a school, the district would not be required to provide onsite parking like a business would – this is how they are proposing to build out the Corriera Sports Complex, with no onsite-parking, pushing cars onto the neighborhood . It would make sense to assume that Cabrillo, should it be closed, would become a sports center since it’s right next to the rec center. Then the district-city could do a joint use operation.


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