Nominal change predicted for student enrollment
Original post made on Jan 10, 2008
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on Jan 10, 2008 at 3:44 am
I am dissapointed with the this board
It's solutions to the High School overcrowding issue are:
A. Build more capacity at Village High continuation school.
B. Expanding capacity at Amador and Foothill ( There is no room for this).
C. Build an Elementery School for Ruby Hill!
Regarding Village High: I would be furious if my children were sent to Village
High to resolve overcrowding at Amador. Is this Mr Ott's position?
Regarding expansion of facilities at Foothill and Amador: These schools are currently extremely overcrowded and there is no room for expansion. That is unless you continue to jam 2,500 kids into facilities that were designed for 1,500 at the maximum. I would like to know what the maximum capacity of these schools.
Is it 2,500, 3000, or 5000? I want a number.
Regarding a new elementery school: I am puzzled as to why this issue keeps coming up. Neal Elementery School is not needed and would be a waste of valuable resources. The elementery school population could be absorbed by the numerous elementery schools throughout the city. It is at the High School level that the overcrowding has become unacceptable. Does anyone know how much money the board has wasted persuing litigation over the Neal School issue? If anyone knows, please post it because the Board and the Ruby Hill developer have been in litigation for years.
on Jan 10, 2008 at 10:21 am
The district has collected fees from over 1,000 new homes in the Vineyard corridor. Why should these homes not have the school they have already paid for instead expecting existing to schools absorb additional population along with the community and existing neighborhoods absorbing additional traffic generated from transporting kids around town to schools twice a day. Help fix the traffic problems in Pleasanton by building Neal as long promissed.
on Jan 10, 2008 at 11:07 am
Perhaps the real fix for the school-time traffic problem involves the return of school busing and incentives for teens to not drive their parent-purchased cars to school.