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Palo Alto students return to school

Original post made on Aug 19, 2014

About 12,600 Palo Alto students went back to school Monday and Tuesday, and school district officials said they expected most classrooms -- particularly in the second and fifth grades -- to be full.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 12:58 PM

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Posted by palo alto mom
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Aug 19, 2014 at 2:58 pm

This is a great story, but with all those on-campus pictures of students, did their parents give the Weekly permission to use their students photos?


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Posted by Briones mom
a resident of Green Acres
on Aug 20, 2014 at 12:14 pm

I our Kindergarten class at Briones we have 24 students!! The article mentions the official staffing ratio in Kindergarten of maximum 22-to-1. How could this happen, I wonder?! 24 Kindergarteners in one class is way too much!!


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Posted by Palo Verde Parent
a resident of Palo Verde
on Aug 20, 2014 at 12:44 pm

@Briones mom

Would you rather they go back to "overflowing" kids to schools that have 21 per class so all the classes are at 22? I know a lot of parents did not like to drive their kids across town to a different elementary school, so I think the decision was made to allow classes to go to 24 in order to keep kids in their neighborhood school. I don't think they can split into two classes of 12.


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