WCSD looks to acquire land for new school, comment period open

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -- The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Washoe County School District (WCSD) held a town hall meeting regarding the proposed construction of a middle school at Arrowcreek in South Reno Thursday evening.

It was a packed room at Hunsberger Elementary School with majority of the people in favor of building a new school. Those against the proposed project say if the school is built, their property value could go down and current roads are not equipped to handle more cars.

Supporters say the new middle school is needed to help with the overcrowding happening at other middle schools around town.

Due to an objection to the project, the USFS delayed the land transfer another 30 days, and by law was required to hold another public meeting with WCSD.

Due to overcrowding across the district, WCSD wants to build a middle school that holds 1,400 students near the intersection of Thomas Creek Road and Arrowcreek Parkway.

Thursday’s meeting was likely the last for the public to share its thoughts on the proposed project before the USFS makes its decision on whether to transfer the land to WCSD for the school.

If you missed the meeting and want to submit your comments, you can email your concerns to htnfinfo@gmail.com, submit them online or mail it to:

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Attn: Dave Drake
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431

To read the full environmental assessment, click here.

Comments are due by August 31, 2018.


KOLO received these photos from a residents living in the Arrowcreek area, opposing the proposed middle school. The residents say, “these images clearly show WCSD’s and Hunsberger parents disregard for the safety and security of not only the Hunsberger school children, but the neighborhood residents as well. The school crossing guard is positioned in parking so that parent’s won’t run over kids in the parking lot.”
KOLO received these photos from a residents living in the Arrowcreek area, opposing the proposed middle school. The residents say, “these images clearly show WCSD’s and Hunsberger parents disregard for the safety and security of not only the Hunsberger school children, but the neighborhood residents as well. The school crossing guard is positioned in parking so that parent’s won’t run over kids in the parking lot.”
KOLO received these photos from a residents living in the Arrowcreek area, opposing the proposed middle school. The residents say, “these images clearly show WCSD’s and Hunsberger parents disregard for the safety and security of not only the Hunsberger school children, but the neighborhood residents as well. The school crossing guard is positioned in parking so that parent’s won’t run over kids in the parking lot.”