To the Editor:
The new campus structure for McHenry West Campus was built in the late 1960s and, for a time, East was a 9-10 and West was an 11-12 building. For the past many decades, both have been 9-12 schools. West has grown to more than twice the size of East Campus. This creates issues with planning, sharing of resources and equity. MCHS travels students to provide opportunities for courses.
Almost 25 percent of students travel for classes. MCHS provides more than 40 shuttles a day. This is more than 200 a week and more than 8,000 a year. Some students end up at the other campus a majority of their day while others say no to opportunities because they don’t want to travel. The proposal for East to be ninth grade and West to be a 10-12 building solves these issues. There are other benefits to the plan, and McHenry should vote yes Nov. 6.