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PUBLIC AGENDA: Palo Alto school board, Planning and Transportation Commission

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board plans to vote on proposed school calendars for 2011-12 and 2012-13 that will shift the academic year to begin earlier in August and the first semester to conclude before the December winter break. The board also will hear updates on the district's three-year pilot Mandarin Immersion Program, and view "conceptual designs" for renovations to Hoover Elementary School. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the board room of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.). View the agenda

POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss Project Safety Net, the city's public-private partnerships and electronic management for city agendas. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). View the agenda

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to continue its discussion of the Housing Element chapter of the city's Comprehensive Plan and consider a colleagues' memo about city policies on commissioners' ex parte communications. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). View the agenda

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