Say NO to Krop iPrep signs have been placed around Highland Lakes and Skylake. The background of this message is explained on the Skylake/Highland Lakes Area Homeowners Association website.
A petition has been started - Say NO to the Krop iPrep Annex at Highland Oaks Middle School!
6. RESOLUTIONS – PUBLIC INPUT:
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF A VENTURA, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF AN IPREP HIGH SCHOOL FOR 500 STUDENTS ON VACANT LANDS ON THE GROUNDS OF HIGHLAND OAKS MIDDLE SCHOOL IN NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; URGING THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD TO CONSTRUCT PERMANENT CLASSROOMS FOR THE MAST ACADEMY AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY IN NORTH MIAMI; PROVIDING FOR DISTRIBUTION; PROVIDING IMPLEMENTATION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Here’s a snapshot from the Skylake/Highland Lakes Area Homeowners Association website:
The residents of the Sky Lake – Highland Lakes area are resoundingly in favor of the construction of an IPREP Annex, but not on the grounds of Highland Oaks Middle School (HOMS). A resolution unanimously was adopted by the Homeowners Association (HOA) to support the district’s student amplification program through the construction of the IPREP Annex on the very campus it would serve (as an addition to the Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School campus, not as a stand-alone building on Highland Oaks Middle School property). This decision by the HOA was made after careful and deliberate debate. The concerns of community stakeholders, which included students from Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, was heard loud and clear. These concerns encompass, but are not limited to, the following:
–Isolation of IPREP students from daily life at Krop Senior (a major concern of Krop students)
–IPREP students will lose academic, athletic, and school-based activities and opportunities
–Bus shuttles taking students to and from the annex will cause additional traffic congestion
–Added student driver traffic, plus without the availability of student parking on campus, many will park on neighboring swales and streets surrounding the area of Ives Dairy Road
–HOMS will lose the athletic field it has reclaimed after the removal of a number of portable classrooms
–Collateral impact of mass construction (noise, dust, etc.) on homes next to HOMS as well as disrupting the educational process at HOMS
–Added bus and car traffic on Ives Dairy Road that will be further complicated by the construction of the FEC railroad overpasses (All Aboard Florida)
–Added local traffic with parents dropping off/picking up students at the annex.