Beverly Hills News – School Board Votes To Close Peters Auditorium At BHHS, Auditoriums At Hawthorne and El Rodeo | BH Courier

Beverly Hills News – School Board Votes To Close Peters Auditorium At BHHS, Auditoriums At Hawthorne and El Rodeo

Posted Thursday, April 16 – 6:15 PM

By Laura Coleman

While the Beverly Hills Board of Education majority may have said no to accessing Measure E school-building funds at Tuesday’s formal meeting, it united to approve an agenda item requesting the immediate closure due to seismic vulnerability of Peters Auditorium at Beverly Hills High School, in addition to auditoriums at Hawthorne and El Rodeo effective Jan. 1, 2016.

“Some Board members continue to have an inability to see the reality for what it is,” said Board member Lisa Korbatov, who voted in favor of no longer allowing the auditoriums’ seating areas to be used with the knowledge that the ceilings were vulnerable to collapse. Board President Brian Goldberg and Board member Lewis Hall also voted in support of closing the three BHUSD auditoriums.

“Our buildings are unsafe, our kids need to be removed, and the board has taken action to do that,” added Korbatov. “Board members have a duty first and foremost to safeguard the well being of our students and staff.”

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Added: April 17, 2015 05:40 PM

I am a graduate of BHHS as well as being on staff and having 2 children also graduates of the High School. I had an reason to be at the High School receintly and I was shocked at the condition of the high school...Dirty, needing paint as well as exposed wood and all in all in a run-down condition. To close the auditoriums is terrible. What we need is a new Board of Education that cares about the students and where they are educated. I drive by homes that are worth zillions of dollors...surely, if the education is what it was in the eightys, I was there and it was wonderful then and can be wonderful again.

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