Town Square

Post a New Topic

Wrong information in Info Palo Alto about our County Board of Education

Original post made by Ze'ev Wurman, Palo Verde, on Sep 13, 2009

I noticed that Info Palo Alto, the annual PA Weekly publication, lists our representative to the County Board of Education as one Mary Anne Filice. Seems a bit funny, given that Grace Mah's election to this post Web Link was quite a newsworthy item less than a year ago. Makes one wonder how serious the fact-checking of the Weekly is, and whether that annual insert is worth the paper it is printed on.

As an aside, turns out that Mary Anne Filice is a school board member of San Benito County. Web Link

Comments (1)

Like this comment
Posted by mom
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2009 at 12:41 am

Yeah, and the article on the new Gunn High School construction lists the new construction as being done to meet projected growth of 2000 students -- there already is 2000 students at Gunn (maybe a few more). (This is not a small mistake when you consider the consensus of research that shows the learning suffers in schools larger than 2100 students.) The plan is for the high schools to accommodate 2300-2500 students each, at least, that's behind the main planning decisions.

Who is doing the Weekly's school fact checking? Thanks for catching the mistake, Ze'ev!

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Why contentious local politics? More examples from ADU at Council
By Douglas Moran | 49 comments | 2,344 views

Food Party! 420
By Laura Stec | 6 comments | 1,825 views

What Are Your Gifts that Must Be Shared?
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 864 views


Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.