The Midtown Ventura Community Council, MVCC, will host a virtual Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 25, at 7 p.m. to discuss speculation about what may happen with Washington School on MacMillan Avenue.
Participating will be Ventura Unified School District (VUSD) Superintendent Dr. Roger Rice and VUSD Board President Sabrena Rodriguez.
There is a 7-11 citizen advisory committee that has been meeting to discuss all the VUSD school properties to make recommendations about which might be declared surplus property.
The next 7-11 committee meeting will be their last and will be around the second week in July. The committee will forward its recommendations to the School Board. It is ultimately up the Board to decide what properties to declare surplus and what to do with its properties.
The preservation of the Washington School was the catalyst to the formation of the MVCC in 1997. Washington School could no longer be used as a public school. Extensive research was done and the District resolved the issue by leasing the school to the Ventura County Christian School to operate it as a private school. Improvements have been made to the buildings and they are currently leased for $1 a year.
To register and receive information how to join the GoToMeeting platform where MVCC will host this meeting. To participate, we ask that you register here and a link along with instructions will be emailed to you prior to the virtual meeting.-Dan Long
An organization dedicated to the preservation, enhancement and revitalization of our Midtown.