Gunn plan for 2300 students
Original post made by PA Parent, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Feb 5, 2009
Right now, there are no plans to reopen Cubberly. The Board is planning for Gunn to have 2300 to 2500 students. I have heard both of those numbers quoted, but I don't think we can split hairs. If the aim is 2300 students and the district has to accommodate a few hundred more because of unanticipated enrollment (when has that happened, right?), it's not like it will suddenly trigger reopening of Cubberly, they'll put 2500 or 2600 students at Gunn.
Is this what we want? The increased traffic through the nearby neighborhoods and even on Arastradero alone is cause for concern.
Now is the time to let the Board know how you feel about this, because construction planning is proceeding right now to make Gunn a mega-school.