We're happy here at Second Thoughts over the news coming out of the Lammersville School District: Mountain House will have its own high school — and unified school district — in five years or so.
This idea was being seriously kicked around as early as a year ago, and enthusiasm in the commuter town has evidently grown since.
As it is, schools are at the center of the fledgling community and will only provide it more strength — and give house-hunters reason to seriously consider living there. Combined with the Delta College satellite (which should eventually achieve the permanent-campus status promised to voters and residents), it could make Mountain House an educational hub for the south county.
Not to mention a good neighbor for Tracy.