As more and more homebuyers flock to Antioch, California, the Antioch Unified School District (AUSD) has suffered from overcrowding in its some of the District schools. The constriction in the past of more than one dozen elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools has not helped to alleviate the overcrowding in the Antioch schools. Sometimes it seems as though there is no end to the crowds of students who want to come to Antioch, California.
Frequently parents in areas that border on Antioch submit to the School District some type of illegal documentation. These adults make a false claim that their son or daughter has a right to a attend school in Antioch. Once the District accepts such claims, then those students come to Antioch, California for their educational needs. The growing number of illegal students entering into the Antioch School System accelerates the rate of crowding in the District schools.
Both legal and illegal students stream into Antioch's Sun Valley Mall after school lets out. With the median family income in Antioch, California reaching as high as $63,686 dollars, these students have money they can spend in the Mall's many shops. They delight in seeing how many of the latest fads have made their way to Antioch, California.
While students look for clothes, adults struggle to learn what new home products have come to Antioch, California. Adults use the furniture and household products to decorate the Antioch homes. In Antioch, CA homes have a median price of $388, 114. Mall stores must therefore stock quality products.
After an afternoon of shopping at the Mall, the students and adults return to their homes. In Antioch, CA the lights in many homes burn far into the night as the students struggle to complete their homework assignments. They want to be part of the select group of students from Contra Costa County going to the nearby University of California at Berkley.
Love for education has come to Antioch, California. The City has built 13 libraries and 6 museums. Plus in addition to the University at Berkley, Antioch has California State University, East Bay.
Of course a city with so many students is not without forms of entertainment. Antioch has 10 movie theaters and 96 restaurants. Unfortunately neither a professional sports team nor a theatrical group has yet come to Antioch, California.
So looking into the future, what does one see coming to Antioch, California? Right now it looks like the future holds continued overcrowding in the Antioch schools. Perhaps the School District will even receive a petition for the entrance of more students, students from outlying areas.
Other California cities have received similar petitions. These petitions create a need for more parental involvement. Public meetings are held, a time when those present can offer some public input. The District invites parental involvement. Still the District suffers the consequences if the School Board members make a poor decision.