The Palo Alto Board of Education has canceled a "study session" that had been planned for today, Tuesday, April 23, to discuss location and programming for a new elementary school in Palo Alto.
Superintendent Kevin Skelly has recommended the district spend about $200,000 in geotechnical and preliminary design work for the 2017 opening of a new campus at 525 San Antonio Avenue combined with the adjacent site of Greendell School.
A community committee earlier this month recommended the new school be a "hybrid," combining neighborhood children with children in a "choice" program such as language immersion.
Skelly is now recommending the new school start as a small neighborhood-only school and, depending on how quickly it grows, remain a neighborhood school or possibly become host to the Spanish Immersion program (currently at Escondido School) if the Escondido neighborhood becomes too crowded.
The study session was to have been held Tuesday afternoon, but was canceled Tuesday morning.
The board will hold its regular meeting later Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m., in the boardroom at 25 Churchill.