Fourth graders give Mayor their views on homelessness, Sleep Train arena
Should Sleep Train Arena be turned into a hospital? A homeless shelter? A zoo?
Fourth graders at Natomas Charter School’s Star Academy offered their solutions on pressing city issues in a presentation to Mayor Darrell Steinberg on Thursday. They also presented him with a bound copy of their essays, called “Pieces of our Mind.”
“I am so impressed,” said Mayor Steinberg, who said the writing produced by teacher Jacqui Sjol’s students seemed more like “ninth grade level work.”
Besides the question of what to do with the former Kings arena, topics included addressing homelessness, encouraging young people to vote, the importance of parks, and the benefits of an innovative senior resource center.