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News - January 25, 2019

School board considers future of Strategic Plan survey

Low student participation, shift to targeted surveys raise questions about longtime annual survey

by Elena Kadvany

For years, the Palo Alto school district's Strategic Plan survey showed a large gap in students' and parents' satisfaction with counseling services between Gunn and Palo Alto high schools. The survey results were key indicators of inequity in experience between the two schools, which was eventually addressed by the roll out of a new teacher-advisory program at Gunn.

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Posted by Citizen
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 1, 2019 at 12:42 pm

Why are portables now being called "interim classrooms"?

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Posted by Citizen X
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Feb 1, 2019 at 4:57 pm

@Citizen, I'm not sure where you are seeing that, but I know why - the portables aren't "portable." They aren't like cargo containers, that can just be picked up and moved. They are lightly constructed buildings on some kind of raised platform, designed for 10-20 use. So "portables" was always a misnomer.

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