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PAUSD planning for future enrollment recommendation is out

Original post made by Parent, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jun 17, 2007

The recommendation including the work of the AAAG and its peer streaming sub-committee is out and posted on the PAUSD website under Board Agenda items. This will be discussed at the Board meeting on Tuesday.

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Posted by yet another parent
a resident of Escondido School
on Jun 18, 2007 at 5:06 pm

To make the relevant documents easier to access, here are a few links.

The June 19 Board Agenda: Web Link.
Mary Frances Callan's letter to the BoE Members which includes the Superintendent's recommendations and a June 1 summary of the AAAG's latest report: Web Link.
For an historical perspective that’s data-rich, here’s a set of AAAG meeting minutes from May to December 2006: Web Link.

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Posted by Palo alto mom
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 18, 2007 at 7:37 pm

Consistently, the AAAG stated that another choice program should NOT be considered until/unless we have 13 elementary schools.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 18, 2007 at 7:44 pm

Still no Tinsley sunset.

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Posted by natasha
a resident of Meadow Park
on Jun 18, 2007 at 8:52 pm

Why did we have a survey to determine priorities, only to push the MI program in anyway before the new set of priorities could be established?

Why did we have an AAAG group meet over and over, only to ignore their recommendation that we not have another choice program until we had a 13th school?

Why didn't Camille ever disclose her husband's connection with China duringt he whole thing, and why did she instead act as the strongest advocate on the Board for the MI program NOW, on THESE TERMS?

Why did the Board members who came in on a platform of greater transparency and communication not take the lead in the whole Management crisis, but instead lag behind with the rest of the Board in taking the matter on, initiating a trust investigation, etc.?

Just really feels like it's time for a change. Now, with a new superintendent who does look like a team player, if we could only get some strong turnover in the Board we might really be able to accomplish something. And do a little housecleaning in the District along the way.

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