Lamont Residents Turn Out in Force to Urge Trustees to Build Hometown High School Campus

A Kern High School District board meeting turned heated recently when more than 200 Lamont residents loaded onto school buses and traveled to Bakersfield, accusing trustees of ignoring their community for not building a campus in their town after months of continued lobbying. The outpouring of support is the most overwhelming public showing since Lamont residents began advocating for a campus months ago. Community leaders say a campus is essential as students from Lamont must travel to Arvin High, which has experienced growing enrollment.

So far, trustees have not purchased any land in Lamont, citing concerns over abundant floodplains that makes construction difficult, a dearth of funding and a lack of students needed for enrollment.

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