By Lanz Christian Bañes
A divided Vallejo school board voted Wednesday night to move the Vallejo Charter School to the former Springstowne Middle School campus, over the protests from the district’s other charter school.
“We have 800 middle and high school students that are housed in 40-year-old portables. … those are the facilities our students have had now, and they are literally falling down,” said Lynn Vaughan, a board member at Mare Island Technology Academy and one of scores of people who turned out for the vote.
At issue is the Vallejo City Unified School District’s plan to relocate the Vallejo Charter, a K-8 school, from its current location at the former Davidson Elementary School site to the Springstowne site. That is now occupied by the Regional Education Center (formerly the Vallejo Adult School).