Plans would move Madera High School
The state’s new formula for public school funding has put Madera Unified on the horns of a dilemma. With its current school configuration, how will the district comply with the new law?
According to Superintendent Ed Gonzalez, part of the solution may be to build a high school on Martin Street in northeast Madera and move Madera High School into the new facility. This would then make it possible to turn the present Madera High campus into the district’s fourth middle school.
Gonzalez laid out a complete scenario for change at a school board meeting Tuesday evening. In a report that has already been presented to the district’s budget committee, he said other changes include removing the sixth graders from all of the K-6 schools and sending them to one of the four middle schools, which would become 6-8 facilities.
Under the proposal, Eastin Arcola would be turned into a K-8 school, and Ripperdan School would be reopened as a continuation school...