Today: Menlo Park district board study session on charter schools

Expecting a petition to start a Mandarin immersion charter school later this month, the board of the Menlo Park City School District will hold a study session examining the legal and policy issues applying to charter schools on Wednesday, Sept. 3.

The meeting will be from 5 to 7 p.m. in the district's TERC building, 181 Encinal Ave., Atherton.

The session will be led by Superintendent Maurice Ghysels. The specifics of the proposed Mandarin immersion charter school will not be discussed at this meeting.

The petition is expected to be presented at the Sept. 9 board meeting.

The session is open to the public.

Barbara Wood


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Posted by whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 2, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Perhaps an English immersion charter school would be much more beneficial to the community at large. Open to students in The Bell Haven area of the city and perhaps allowing students from EPA and northeast Menlo. As you know English is the main language of the nation.

If parents want to immerse their kids in another language then they should find a private school where they can pay and not take our tax dollars and other funds away from the district.

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Posted by SteveC
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 2, 2014 at 5:59 pm

SteveC is a registered user.

@whatever. Yes, Yes, Yes!! An end run when the community did not want this

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