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Schools - November 21, 2012

Las Lomitas School District: Community asked to help plan campuses

by Renee Batti

Faced with an ever-increasing enrollment and educational space needs that have significantly changed in recent years, the Las Lomitas School District has begun the process to craft a facilities master plan.

The district has scheduled a town hall meeting for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, to gather input from the community about how it should proceed in planning its campuses for the future. The meeting will be in Cano Hall at Las Lomitas School, 299 Alameda de las Pulgas in Atherton.

Carolyn Chow, the district's chief business officer, said the district has gathered input over the past few months from parents and others in the school community, but now wants to tap into the ideas of the community at large before beginning the task of creating the master plan.

The district has accommodated the growing number of students on its two campuses — La Entrada in Menlo Park and Las Lomitas in Atherton — by bringing in portable buildings. But a growing enrollment also requires expanded common spaces, such as more library and restroom space, she said.

In addition to creating more space for a greater number of students, the district must figure out how to build more flexible learning spaces to accommodate the needs of 21st century learning, Ms. Chow said.

For more information, call the district office at 854-2880.

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