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News - March 20, 2009

Trustees ponder long-term plans for Paly, Gunn

Classroom space for growing student population is top priority

by Chris Kenrick

Overhauling Palo Alto's high schools to serve for the next 40 years was the prime topic for school board members Tuesday night.

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Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 18, 2009 at 9:50 am

It makes a lot of sense for elementary and preschool parents to get involved in this because although they have very little experience with the present campuses at the high schools, these changes will affect their kids, not the kids of present hs parents.

Posted by Nancy Crewdson, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Mar 18, 2009 at 10:37 am

Just a wording change suggestion. At Paly it is a Performing Arts Center, not a "theater". The space will be used for concerts of vocal and instrumental music, as well as staged theater performances. "At Paly, phase one calls for new football bleachers, refurbishing the multi-use field on the Churchill Avenue side of campus and early design work for a new, 600-seat theater that will be built later"

Posted by Bob, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Mar 21, 2009 at 9:25 am

Better hold off on any football bleachers at Paly or anything else at the eastern edge of the campus with this HSR debacle pending.