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News - March 4, 2011

School enrollment, space to be discussed Tuesday

With booming elementary enrollment, Palo Alto school board ponders where to expand

by Chris Kenrick

With Palo Alto's elementary school classrooms bursting with children, school officials will meet Tuesday (March 8) to discuss how to handle what they expect to be continued strong growth in the younger grades.

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Posted by Parent, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Mar 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm

This is really just a start, dealing with a third of the problem. But, it is the present elementary schoolkids who will feel the crunch at the high school level unless that is also discussed now.

Elementary parents, if you don't want your kids in high schools numbering 2500, then let PAUSD know now.

I am pleased that something is being discussed, but all three levels must be addressed, not just elementary.

Posted by Start working ont reducing the numbers on high schools now!, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 4, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Yes, we need to show up and let them know that we do not only worry abut the elementary schools. High schools are the ones that are so packed the principals and teachers do not know the children name. A teacher said it is close close to impossible with so many students going in and out the classroom.

Posted by Parent, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Mar 5, 2011 at 11:11 am


Why isn't this article on the front page of the Online version? This is important enough that all PAUSD parents would want to know about it.

Many of the threads state how difficult it is to get information out in particular to the elementary parents. This article on the front page would be one method of doing so.


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