DUBLIN, CA — An open letter to the community posted by a Dublin councilman Friday prompted a small protest Sunday afternoon. About 65 residents, including some students, who are part of the Dubliners United community group, gathered along Dublin Boulevard near the Dublin Crossings development. In the letter, Councilman Abe Gupta addressed the community and called upon the city council, mayor and school board to answer questions about the use of Measure H funds.
Gupta says funds for a new elementary school at the Dublin Crossings development at Camp Parks will likely come from Measure H and may deplete the funds eventually needed for a second high school in Dublin. The community is concerned with overcrowding at Dublin schools, including Dublin High School, which has currently has about 2,500 enrolled students.
In a heated school board meeting in May, the school board rejected a proposed location at the intersection of Hacienda and Gleason drives for a second high school. Measure H, the Dublin Quality Education and Overcrowding Prevention Measure, was passed by voters in 2016.