Hart Field Preservation Organization (HFPO) has hired attorney Arthur Macomber of Macomber Law to represent them in their efforts to stop Spokane Public Schools from rebuilding Jefferson Elementary on the west end of Hart Field. Macomber has written a letter to the schol board on behalf of HFPO outlining the deed restrictions placed on Hart Field that may affect how the district can legally use the land. The letter goes on to ask the school board to reconsider building the new school on Hart Field and instead rebuild on the school's current site.
HFPO is prepared to take the matter to court if the school board does not comply with the organization's recommendations for the use of Hart Field. The school board has until April 30th to reply to the letter before further action will be taken. Dr. Mark Anderson, Associate Superintendent for Spokane Public Schools, has stated in previous site planning meetings with the school board and public forums that the school district's legal counsel believes that the decision to relocate Jefferson would hold up in court.
Read the HFPO's full seventeen-page letter to the school board.
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