City, school district at odds over Cubberley provision
Original post made on Feb 21, 2014
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on Feb 21, 2014 at 4:48 pm
"the task force recommended a long-term plan for shared use of Cubberley between the city and the school district and an investment in repairing the center's aged infrastructure."
Well, the chickens finally come home to roost. I am not a big Kevin Skelly detractor as some, but I think his contributions will long be overshadowed by the monumentally bad decision not to use the Measure A funds available to rebuild Cubberly along with improving Gunn, rather than just building extra space at Gunn to expand that campus.
Measure A was written to quite clearly allow the board discretion to repair rebuild or reopen Cubberly, but after Mr. Skelly arrived, it quickly became clear we would be asked for money again. Chickens...
on Feb 23, 2014 at 11:45 am
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For years I have wondered why it was so much better to turn Gunn into a monster campus and bus students in adding to the traffic mess at Foothill and Arastedero, when we had another High School campus going to waste and ruin.
I remember looking over my backyard fence in the 60's and seeing a thriving campus full of LOCAL AREA students.
How is Busing and multiple drop-off car trips a BETTER for the environment solution than true local schools?
Fix the Campus. Design it so it can be easily reconfigured (movable fence) to support any size combination of the 3 school divisions.
on Feb 23, 2014 at 1:31 pm
Honestly, in the end you're going to need both Gunn and Paly to be expanded, as well as re-open Cubberly. It won't be a "one or another" solution. Expanding the existing schools is happening now. Whereas any action on Cubberly couldn't be taken until after the lease was over anyway.
Pay me now or pay me later...but the end result will be the same.