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What Should Go Here: School Switch?

Ceiba College Preparatory Academy will take over the Adult Education space downtown next year, the Sentinel reports.

, a successful but sometimes controversial charter school, has been looking for space to grow and, this week, a new solution surfaced.

Come August, the charter school will take over the converted bakery currently occupied by the building on Rodriguez Street, the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported.

Ceiba currently serves grades 6-9 and will "ladder up" to 10th grade in the fall. Last year, it maxed out the space it rented from the city at the corner of Main and Second streets, so the high school program expansion was housed at Cabrillo College's Watsonville campus this school year.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel is reporting that Ceiba will only be in the Adult Education building for one year, but all of the programs currently operating there will be displaced.

What do you think? Do you agree with the change? What do you think should go in that building? Tell us in the comments!

Patch readers have offered lots of strong opinions and creative ideas about how to fill vacancies around town. Check out other "What Should Go Here?" topics here.

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Jennifer Squires May 16, 2012 at 11:17 PM
No opinions on this? Really?
David H. Perez May 17, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Well, Jennifer, since you are soliciting opinions, and no one has responded, I am here to be of service. I am always campaigning for a Trader Joes, a Costco, a New Leaf Market, a Whole Foods, or at least a frozen yogurt shop or a Vietnamese sandwich shop. But the naysayers say this could never happen in Watsonville, and even so, would we want this on Rodriguez Street, an area many of us who have an aversion to be shot or stabbed would avoid like the plague? So, even though the building looks like a school and maybe an alternative school there would be appropriate, a 99 cent store or a taqueria might be more Watsonville-esque. Hey, you were soliciting ideas, you asked. Don't blame me.
Rebecca Tait May 17, 2012 at 05:47 PM
I agree with David. A Costco, Trader Joes or New Leaf is what we need in this "green" town. Not sure this would be a good location.

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