Reconsider school name
The Colton Joint Unified School District board needs to reconsider its actions.
The board asked the public to suggest names for the new high school to be built in Grand Terrace. Grand Terrace has waited decades for a high school. The name Grand Terrace High School overwhelmingly received the most votes.
The other schools in the city are Grand Terrace Elementary School, Terrace View Elementary School and Terrace Hills Middle School. All these school names identify with the city.
Grand Terrace High School is the logical and favorite choice.
But the school board picked the name Ray Abril Jr. High School, the fourth choice. Shame on the school board for not following the wishes of the people who elected them. Shame on the the school board for embarrassing Ray Abril Jr. by naming a school after him which the people in Grand Terrace do not want.
If Ray Abril is such a honorable man, why doesn't he relinquish this honor that so clearly goes against the desires of the majority in Grand Terrace?