Recap of the 11/8/21 LGUSD-hosted Town Hall on artificial turf

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LGUSD district management staff hosted a community forum on 11-08-21 to share the landscape design plans they plan to present to the LGUSD Board of Trustees for approval at the upcoming 11-18-21 school board meeting.  

Despite being in-person-only and held during hours when a number of parents who had expressed wanting to attend regretfully could not, the meeting was very well-attended by upwards of 70 community members.  Of the attendees who offered public comment, there was nearly-unanimous support for keeping artificial turf off LGUSD campuses.  

Encouraging news was announced at this meeting:  District management staff now plan to propose to the Board of Trustees that natural grass be selected for the elementary school play fields!  

HOWEVER, here's why it's not time to hang your hat:  

District management staff are NOT the decision makers.  The decision will come from the school board.

The district management staff recommendation to use natural grass ONLY APPLIES TO THE FIELDS.  Artificial turf is still slated for use elsewhere on campuses, most alarmingly in "outdoor classrooms" such as outdoor corridors and courtyards, including a kindergarten courtyard, where our young kids may gather during class time, recess, and lunch.

The district management staff has concluded, without sufficient evidence, that artificial turf is safe and should be considered as such by the board both now and in future.   

Below is the slide district management staff presented at the 11-08-21 community forum.

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