Plan to Build Another Junior High Postponed

From Times Wire Reports

School district board members voted Tuesday night to postpone the building of a junior high in southwest Bakersfield.

The state budget crisis is partly to blame for the decision, said board members.

Housing developments are multiplying in the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District area of Bakersfield, and enrollment at a local junior high is growing by 50 to 60 students per year, school officials said. That is why there were plans to add a fifth junior high to the district by August 2005, said Mike Kileen, assistant superintendent of business services.