The controversy over the building of a K-4 school in the Iotla Valley near the airport has so far omitted hashing over the safety hazard of locating a school in that area. Why would parents want their children to be schooled in close proximity to the landing pattern of an airport? Why would teachers want to deal with the noise of takeoffs and landings whilie trying to keep students’ attention on schoolwork?
Perhaps now the amount of such activity at the airport is minimal and not seen as a problem. However if that area experiences the commercial expansion the county commissioners hope for we could expect a subsequent increase in air traffic.