Proposed Saratoga Springs homeless shelter’s location worries parents
There’s controversy over the location of a proposed homeless shelter in Saratoga Springs. It would be right next to Spa Catholic, a private middle and high school.
Some parents are upset about this idea, saying they feel it’s a safety issue to have a homeless shelter so close to the school. A gate divides the school and the future shelter – which is currently a senior center.
It’s why parents are saying it’s risky.
In fact, a petition to stop the shelter already has 1,200 signatures – and the number keeps growing.
Saratoga Springs Mayor Ron Kim says he understands those concerns. However, he says the future shelter is needed.
Too many people are living on the streets in Saratoga Springs, and not getting the help they might need.
Kim says he is working with the Catholic school and city leaders to make sure education won’t be interfered with in any way, and safety is a top priority.
Hear what he says is being done to make sure kids will be kept safe by watching the video of Tessa Bentulan’s story.