The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project encourages the board of the Grossmont Union High School District to move forward with the naming of a newly built high school after President Ronald Reagan.  If adopted, this would be the first high school in California and the fifth in the nation to honor former President Reagan.
Superintendent Robert Collins sent a proposal to the Governing Board of the Grossmont Union High School District which would lay the groundwork for naming the new school: Ronald Reagan High School.  To see a copy of Superintendent Robert Collins proposal that will be considered tonight, click here.
“It is imperative that school officials recognize the important role that Ronald Reagan played in the lives of all Americans, especially in his time as governor of California,” said Grover Norquist, chairman of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project.  “Ronald Reagan was an unabashed leader and true patriot and future generations of Americans should have the opportunity to recognize his legacy.”
There are currently only four high schools in the country named after President Reagan; one each in Texas, Florida, Wisconsin and North Carolina.  Alpine has the opportunity to be the first community to name a high school after Ronald Reagan in California.  Reagan served two terms as governor of California from 1967-1975 and attained national prominence through his leadership of California and as the 40th President of the United States.
To see a copy of RRLP’s press release supporting the movement toward a Ronald Reagan High School in San Diego County, click here.
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