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News - May 10, 2019

Email: Stanford, school district skirted county ground rules

Uncertainty surrounds proposed school district-Stanford agreement on payments for new students

by Elena Kadvany

On March 29, two weeks before the Palo Alto school district and Stanford University would announce they had agreed on a "conditional" funding deal for new district students as part of the university's expansion plan, Superintendent Don Austin emailed the Board of Education to tell members that a two-day negotiating session with Stanford had been "very productive" and "put us back on track as partners."

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Staff Writer Elena Kadvany can be emailed at [email protected]


Posted by Cover-up Culture
a resident of Community Center
on May 10, 2019 at 10:26 am

Well this isn't much of a surprise that Pausd (and its school board) tried to skirt the rules. Is it?

Pausd has violated state and federal anti-discrimination laws repeatedly over a period of years. It promoted to principal of Paly and Gunn two assistant principals, both of whom failed to follow these laws, causing harm to students. One of its taxpayer financed student publications sought to help cover up these administration misdeeds and salvage the jobs of wrong doers. The district has sought to evade complying w the public records laws. By it's own admission, it hasn't complied w the special education laws. It shuffles around staff members who violated laws, without putting disciplinary letters in their personnel files.

More of the same...

Posted by Curmudgeon
a resident of Downtown North
on May 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

County rules, schmounty rules. Stanford rules.

Posted by school watcher
a resident of Greenmeadow
on May 10, 2019 at 12:53 pm

DiBrienza was quoted a while back as being "thrilled" with their agreement.

It sparked my concern about what was going on.

Posted by News or Advertising?
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on May 10, 2019 at 10:41 pm

"Stanford and School District comply with county ground rules.

In a shocking development, Stanford and the school district used good communication and competent lawyers to make sure they complied with the agreed ground rules for the DA negotiation. Simitian fumed."

There you go, Weekly, I fixed your headline and lede for you. No charge. Hey, there's an anti-bias training next week - maybe you guys should sign up?