Op-Ed

'Upper Ojai’s success is Ojai Valley’s success:' Summit School in Upper Ojai needs to remain a free, public school

By Thea Wilcox
I have been an active participant in the Summit School discussion since May. Since that time, I have made arguments for keeping Summit School open. I have spoken to the school board at public meetings, I have spoken to them individually and I have met with the superintendent many times. I have repeatedly asked for assistance to come with some ideas and grants we can access to move our school district forward and help revitalize our Upper Ojai area by reopening a public school at Summit. I and others have received no tangible resources from the district or the Board. 

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