Wednesday, April 11 is a long-awaited day for the Soquel Union Elementary School District.
Finally, after years of planning and commission approvals, they broke ground on the new Opal Cliffs School project.
The school will serve preschoolers and kindergarteners, totaling about 80 students in all. According to the school district, it will be "an educational setting that will enhance the Capitola community in providing an outstanding learning environment ... for the 2012-13 school year."
But the school also comes at a price to the community, as the Jewel Box neighborhood has had to sacrifice its community garden, that had come to flourish in its location next to the community center. Plenty of residents were upset at the loss of great crops in the neighborhood, while others weighed the preschool as more important.
But what do you think? Are you happy the new school is being built? Or would you prefer the garden? Is this one a no-brainer or a tough decision? Tell us in the comments and vote in the poll below!