Enrollment surge: Las Lomitas district unlikely to expand Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Feb 24, 2010 at 12:59 pm
A few years ago, there may have been a range of options acceptable to Las Lomitas School District officials to address the surge in enrollment the two-school district is experiencing. Today, the options are fewer.
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Posted by Ellen, a resident of the Menlo Park: Sharon Heights neighborhood, on Mar 7, 2010 at 9:20 am
I am sure the teachers understand the situation, but their job is to teach and do the best job; and they have delivered. Have you noticed the real estate ads boasting "award winning schools"; of course there will be a surge of enrollment. In fact this will continue, as the rest of the schools in CA are heading south faster than LLSD since they are revenue limit.
The teacher's union will negotiate with the administrators representatives and both sides will position the optimize their own portion of the pie.
There's two sides of every story. Have you thought about those new parents that pay most of the taxes in the neighborhood because they just moved in recently? I don't want to make this a prop 13 post but the loop holes it allows for doesn't help fiscal responsiblity either. You can squeeze the teachers and program only so much. At some point the administrators will have to be brave enough to get those who aren't paying their share to step up too or the real tax payers will start buying elsewhere and the property values in the district will head south. Have fun juggling the budget cuts.
Posted by Susan, a resident of the Menlo Park: Sharon Heights neighborhood, on Mar 7, 2010 at 2:07 pm
I think that the highest paid teachers in our area should be thankful they are not losing their jobs like some district families and be happy to negotiate instead of press for unreasonable demands. If you bought a house recently, you knew what your taxes were going to be....taxes never go down!