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Still no verdict on school boundary changes

Original post made on Mar 17, 2017

After another six-hour meeting over the weekend, Mountain View Whisman School District's boundary committee will be heading into overtime on how to best rezone school attendance areas throughout the city of Mountain View.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 17, 2017, 1:46 PM

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Posted by Frustrated Parent
a resident of North Whisman
on Mar 17, 2017 at 5:03 pm

Does anyone else see the irony in the fact that N. Whisman could be excluded from Slater due to too many kids, when the argument from the district for so long against reopening a school in the Whisman area was not enough kids? Unbelievable.
Rather than splitting neighborhoods to fill Theuerkauf, perhaps more effort should be placed on trying to attract the kids in that neighborhood to attend their own school. That might solve some of these boundary enrollment dilemmas.

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Posted by Abigail
a resident of Willowgate
on Mar 17, 2017 at 6:06 pm

I find this headline misleading. The task force is still working, they were not expecting to have answers at this time. Let them work without inflammatory headlines designed to rile up readers, please. It is better that they have their scheduled meetings and consider the options than that they rush through.

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Posted by Mt. View Neighbor
a resident of North Whisman
on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:31 am

Yes Frustrated Parent. Unbelievable that there is a concern that too many students want to go to Slater, an obvious argument for the school. As a resident, I'm furious to have been paying extra parcel taxes for the last decade, with no neighborhood school. No more paprcel taxes, figure it out, the school has been leased out for years, use that money to fix Slater, rather than funneling it to other schools. Completely ridiculous. This is NOT complicated. We have a school, we need a school, open Slater so residents can use it. Duh.

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Posted by Sukwinder Dixit
a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 20, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Last night some gentleman left a sheet of paper on my doorstep that called out the odd moneys movement that leads to such bad choicing for schools in the mountain view. i am disturbed

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Posted by District Observer
a resident of North Whisman
on Mar 21, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Slater will be opening in the 2019-2020 school year. The District is using the rental income from both the current (not new) GISSV lease and the Google pre-school lease to pay back the $40 million dollar certificate of participation (aka - loan) to pay for the Slater construction. The new school boundaries are being decided in June after a long process which involved numerous parents and parent volunteer hours - all of which to get Slater reopened. Measure B (new parcel tax) is continued funding of programs for every K-8 school, which includes teacher salaries, enrichment (science/art/PE), CHAC, keeping libraries open, maintenance, etc. Not supporting it, given likely declines in federal education revenue, would only harm the kids.

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Posted by old observer
a resident of Gemello
on May 22, 2017 at 2:21 pm

Part of the boundary process is also related to keeping some schools from becoming bloated with excess enrollment. Bubb, Huff and Landels for years have been operating by portable classrooms, used now for decades. Bursting at the seams. Leaking at the ceilings. December 2015 article.

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