Editorial: Gateway and Alva Residents Fight Over Proposed High School
Written by Robert Anderson Publisher Lehigh Acres Gazette
Lehigh Acres Gazette wants all to understand that are kids come FIRST not our community nor our personal feelings.
I’m tired of parents and community leaders fighting over this proposed high school.
Even Jeff Kuntz, Publisher of the Gateway Sun attacks the Charter Schools in Gateway because of a personal battle he has with those schools.
Lehigh Acres has East Lee County High School where you can become a CNA, a firefighter, a mechanic or even a welder. These are amazing to me this is a hidden gem in Lehigh Acres.
Lehigh Acres also has Lehigh Senior which an academy school but in the arts. Dunbar High School is computer science academy school.
Lehigh Acres Gazette is proposing the Alva location for the following reasons:
It also could be an academy school teaching environmental sciences and agriculture. WOW!
The future education in ecology, biology, physics, chemistry, zoology, mineralogy, limnology, soil science, geology, atmospheric science including solar and wind power and agriculture which could include the cultivation and breeding of animals, plants and fungi for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinal plants and other products used to sustain and enhance human life.
The reasons why it could happen on the Alva property is
1) It’s 102 acres. Because of the acreage now you have a small farm including animals. It could be the first school to have solar and wind capability.
2) It has two County 20/20 parcels that could be used in educating environmental sciences and agriculture.
3) FFA (Future Farmers of America) could be re-establish for that new school.
Now if the Alva site becomes a high school, we as parents and community leaders should be proud of what we offer our students in the east zone, NOT JUST AN EDUCATION BUT A FUTURE!