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Editorial: Serious growth at Las Lomitas

Original post made on Mar 4, 2011

Shocked when a survey showed not enough residents would approve a new parcel tax large enough to meet the schools' needs, officials of the Las Lomitas Elementary School District are now going back to the drawing board to find other ways to accommodate more students without spending a lot of money.

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Posted by Dee
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Mar 4, 2011 at 5:17 am

Well written editorial, like the facts and frankness. No sugar coating and sticking to the real issues.

The voters will speak.

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Posted by Amy
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Apr 17, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Easy for the superintendent to push for a parcel tax when he doesn't even live in the LLESD; how superficial.

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Apr 17, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Consolidation should not be the alternative but rather the first choice.

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Posted by Snack
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on May 12, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Public schools are for the average public. No barrier of entry other than some dated district lines that don't make any sense. Yet what people will be living in to send their little ones to one of these portal classrooms.

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Posted by Dorothy
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on May 15, 2011 at 2:53 am

"Fair share" reductions is definitely a move to level the playing field. The playing field being the rich basic aide school districts and the hispanic (also voter heavy) heavy revenue limit school districts.

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Posted by Samantha
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 4, 2011 at 6:58 am

I'd be surprise if people are willing to support a parcel tax so that they can have extra overhead. But than again, these people were duped for years.

"If that happens, voters may also be in the mood to at least order a study of consolidation with the adjoining Menlo Park City School District. Some functions of the districts have been merged voluntarily, but a full consolidation would cut overhead costs (one superintendent instead of two) and perhaps save money in other ways. And, it could bring two of the top-performing elementary school districts in the state together, a combination that could pay off for students of both districts."

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