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Palo Alto looks to scrap Cubberley covenant

Original post made on Feb 26, 2014

Palo Alto officials on Monday took a firm stance against a two-decade-old provision in the city's lease of Cubberley Community Center, a covenant that requires the city to pay the school district $1.8 million annually.

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Posted by David Pepperdine
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 26, 2014 at 3:08 pm

"...disagreement between him and his counterpart on the school side, Superintendent Kevin Skelly."

I am shocked, shocked, to find "disagreement" and "Skelly" in the same sentence!


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Posted by Fat Albert
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Feb 26, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Hey, hey, hey, it's the Palo Alto Way!


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Posted by palo alto Mom
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Feb 26, 2014 at 5:36 pm

There is no reason the City should be giving PAUSD money and should absolutely be spent on fixing up Cubberly.


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Posted by Hermia
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 27, 2014 at 12:15 pm

So if this agreement is scrapped does that mean the school district can sell off Cubberley and developers pack it with the new uber-tiny apartments? If that's so, I'm not entirely sure Palo Alto is getting no benefit from the covenant. I'm very glad to see the artists studios, community classes in dance and martial arts, theatre, and such continue to have a home.


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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 27, 2014 at 1:34 pm

The reality is that PAUSD will eventually have to return to the site and run a school there. Most likely a 3rd HS (just as it was before). Most of the programs and renters at the site are going to have to leave. It is not an "if", it is more of a "when".


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