NCAPS Petition Gathering
Oct 03, 2016 02:55PM
By Jennifer Neys
Petition Gathering Underway
NCAPS (Northgate Community Advocacy for our Public Schools), the non-profit community advocacy group working to create a smaller school district, began gathering petition signatures last month. According to their Facebook page, over 800 petition signatures were collected over the course of one week. The petition is required by the State of California Department of Education and is the first step in the official process to create a new Northgate School District. Approximately 6,000 signatures from locally registered voters living within the boundaries of the proposed new district are needed. In addition, residents are showing their support by displaying bright orange yard signs encouraging people to support the petition and the creation of a new district.
The proposed school district would consist of approximately 4,600 students and include: Northgate High, Foothill Middle, Bancroft Elementary, Valle Verde Elementary, and Walnut Acres Elementary schools.