If you look up the Hesperia Unified School District's newest elementary school in Google, one of the top hits is a video clip in which a Hesperia city councilman voices his suspicions about the circumstances under which the property was originally purchased.

In September 2008, Paul Bosacki was running for a seat on the Hesperia City Council and served as a member of the city's planning commission. On September 17, Bosacki, who sees a great deal of the city as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service, posted a video to YouTube, entitled "Krystal Elementary School location."

"A new elementary school being built in the middle of nowhere," the clip's description reads. "I suspect a land deal where a lot of money changed hands for a piece of desert dirt that was worthless 3 years ago."

In the seven and a half minute clip, Bosacki drives out to the location of the science, math and technology school, at the corner of Krystal Drive and Farmdale Avenue.

"The idea behind this video is to show you how completely in the middle of nowhere this new Krystal school is," he says in his narration, "And how that makes me suspect of the school board's intentions as to why they would build it in the middle of nowhere."

"It was bought, oh my gosh, before we come on board" in November 2006, said school board vice-president Lee Rogers on Friday. "Every one of these schools, with the exception of the continuation schools ... was in the master plan when we came on board."

"Gosh, if somebody got money on that, it went by me," said Bruce Minton, who was on the school board back when the Krystal Elementary site was purchased. "We were looking at where future expansion would be, as I recall. ... If you look to the west of where that school is, there's quite a bit of room for expansion in there."

The school is on the border of the decades-delayed Rancho Las Flores housing development. Currently the home to wildlife and illegal off-roaders, Rancho Las Flores is planned to be the site of a 16,000-house development and home to an additional 53,000 residents. The project is in limbo pending improvements to Rt. 138.

"There's literally no roads or no houses or no kids," says Bosacki on the video, whose son attended Kingston Elementary School. "This is out in the middle of the boonies. This is just desert, sagebrush, really nothing there."

"Plus, Kingston Elementary was our most crowded school at that time, and we needed a site close to there that we could expand kids into," said Minton. "At the time, there were no 10-acre sites [available] out there on the mesa" where Kingston is located.

"It even seems suspicious today," Bosacki said on Friday. "The ungodly amount of money they're spending on Oak Hills High and Krystal Elementary, the 40 iMacs. I have an iMac, and I can barely afford one. ... I'm always looking into decision-making, for there to be some sort of logic to it."

"We wanted it to be a neighborhood school. That was our anticipation," said Minton. "Now the current board has made it a choice school."

"Your tax dollars at work, once again," Bosacki says near the conclusion of his video. "Building a school in the middle of nowhere."

Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com.