Lost Hills possibly receiving a new charter school

Posted at 11:21 PM, Oct 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 02:21:48-04

A new charter school could be on the horizon for Lost Hills. 

About 20 parents traveled to Bakersfield from Lost Hills this evening to be a part of a public hearing held by the Kern County Board of education. 

They wanted to be present during the proceedings to see the progress of a possible new charter school coming to their community. 

Saul Martinez has 5 children and lives in Lost Hills. He said his kids who have gone to high school and one who currently does, has to wake up an hour before school becasue it is in Wasco. At the end of the day, another hour trip is made on the way back. 

Alesha Nixon works with The Wonderful Company, which harvests many fruits and nuts such as pistachios says taking away those long trip times to school is one of their charter school's goals. 

"By having a high school in the community, we cut out that commute. That is 10 hours that children get to take back." 

The next hearing to see whether or not the charter shool is approved by the Kern County Board of Education is set for next month.