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Help: Will Administrators help support Neighborhood Schools?

Original post made by Parent, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 20, 2006

I have no idea who the administrators are that are disgruntled about the District management, nor do I know how to contact them other than on this forum. So I would like to ask publicly for their help, or ask least ask for their consideration on this matter.

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Posted by Get a life
a resident of Fairmeadow School
on Oct 20, 2006 at 1:36 pm

one new program in 12 years, working through 4 years of guidelines, policies, and adminstrative processes, is not moving the district to a choice model.

get some perspective!

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 20, 2006 at 2:04 pm

It certainly is 1 step farther away from a Neighborhood model. And if the district spent 4 long arduous years working out guidelines, policies and administrative processes to pave the way for a new choice program, why would we think it stops with just one? Doesn't this set the stage and the precendent for more to come in quite easily? Why not? (Is the board making policy statements on 'it stops here'? No,they are not.)

But even so, maybe the administrators and princpals are completely neutral and indifferent on this anyway. Why should they care? If they don't care, I don't care. Its not my job(s).

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Posted by Wolf
a resident of Palo Verde
on Oct 20, 2006 at 3:36 pm

Hoover and Ohlone were established over 30 years ago. Check Web Link and Web Link . Spanish immersion started in 1995, 11 years ago. Mandarin immersion supporters have been working for over 4 years, and it will not pilot before 2007 at the earliest. Choice program guidelines were established about a decade ago, and revisited in 2002. Web Link

If MI will be established, that will make almost 3 elementary schools out of 12 to be a choice schools (2 schools, 2 immersion strands that equal to about 2/3 of a school) instead of today's ... almost 3 schools.

Methink the fear of flooding Palo Alto with choice programs, while abandoning the neighborhood school model, is somewhat premature.

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Posted by Tyler Hanley
digital editor of Palo Alto Online
on Oct 20, 2006 at 5:05 pm

Tyler Hanley is a registered user.

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