Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A sad statement for the new Westmore Oaks Campus


As most of you know the old James Marshall High/River City High School campus is now home to the K-8 Westmore Oaks School. Here is a picture of what Washington Unified School District has allowed to happened to the gym. Evidently they don't have enough money to repair damage done to the gym from a fire several years ago. The gym smells terrible now...musty.. like an old basement from being used for storage. I did hear from an ex district employee that there might be funds earmarked for repairs to the gym. But right now this campus has a huge student (over 800) population that has no activity area on rainy days. This property is all that is left of my alma mater...and this makes me sad!

3 comments:

Christy Jourdan said...

Thank you for posting this. If you're an alumnus of James Marshall or River City, I hope you'll make some noise. As I understand it, the gym was positioned as one of the benefits of moving the K-8 students from a small and charming elementary school campus to a large, institutional-looking former high school campus.

Anonymous said...

It was also supposed to be one of the main gyms for hosting the volleyball & basketball games district wide. Right now the gyms used are Stonegate & Riverbank. I'm hoping the funding that is available through Lowe's comes through, because I don't think the school district has it themselves.

Anonymous said...

West Sacramento has such beautiful mid-century modern schools, It's a shame the WUSD is run so poorly. West Sac deserves better.