Parents of Fairmont Elementary School students witnessing School’s need for expansion are actively appealing to the West Contra Costa school district to broaden the area for School construction and activities, thereby extending School grounds into the present location of the City’s Open House Senior Center.
The school district owns the land upon which the Senior Center now stands, and intends to occupy the land for the expansion of Fairmont School after June 30th, when the $1/year, 10-year lease agreement with the City expires.
The parents of Fairmont School students are however recommending that West Contra Costa extend the Senior Citizen Center lease for 1 year to allow time for the City to secure another location for senior citizen assistance programs and activities, while also allowing a period to upgrade the existing structure for use by Fairmont School.
By incorporating the present Senior Center into use by Fairmont School, parents foresee expanding space for learning and student activities, as well as increasing parking for teachers.
For more information on the closing of the Open House Senior Center, please see The EAST BAY TIMES: Parents eye senior center to relieve crowded El Cerrito campus.