Portola Valley: new school bells disrupting neighborhood peace, residents claim
Portola Valley, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Sep 16, 2011 at 12:25 pm
New and reportedly unnatural sounds have come to the neighborhood around Corte Madera Middle School in Portola Valley: bell-like tones, probably indicating the beginning and end of classes.
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Posted by Really?, a resident of the Menlo Park: Downtown neighborhood, on Sep 16, 2011 at 12:25 pm
I guess I've heard everything now. Imagine a school with bells that ring during the school day? Oh, the horror!
Posted by William, a resident of the Portola Valley: Brookside Park neighborhood, on Sep 16, 2011 at 1:32 pm
Posted by Jim, a resident of the Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley neighborhood, on Sep 16, 2011 at 2:38 pm
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Posted by Another PV Resident, a member of the Corte Madera School community, on Sep 16, 2011 at 3:26 pm
"really shaken about this" (REALLY? oh the drama)
"I can hear this all day long" (interesting given that school is not an all day event)
"it's wildly intrusive" (as opposed to every other year?)
"we will drag in the troops" (over a bell? how about behaving like adults)
Last I heard, school bells were part of having a school...
Typical Almanac reporting - create discord over something trivial
Typical PV drama - same people, new issue
Posted by Joe, a resident of the Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park neighborhood, on Sep 16, 2011 at 4:13 pm
My guess is that this situation would be hell on Earth for anyone who occupies himself or herself with thinking and/or writing and/or contemplating just about anything during the day.
Compassion for victims of heedlessness is a virtue, and heedlessness by an institution is not a virtue.
Posted by resident, a resident of the Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley neighborhood, on Sep 16, 2011 at 6:17 pm
The same problem exists at Ormondale Elementary School in Portola Valley. Increasing use of a bullhorn has become a nuisance. For a campus that small, is a bullhorn (other than for a dire emergency) really necessary?
Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of the Menlo Park: other neighborhood, on Sep 17, 2011 at 7:49 am
Folks, you bought a house near a school. Did you really think it was going to be quiet when school was in session?