The Menlo Park City School District's complete master plan for facility projects at the four schools will be presented at the Monday, Nov. 19, board meeting that was rescheduled from Nov. 15.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the board room at the district office, 181 Encinal Ave. in Atherton.
Ahmad Sheikholeslami, the district's program manager/planner, will present the master plan that includes architectural specifications, a multi-year timeline, and a master budget for both the $91.1 million in bond funds and $15 million in ancillary state funding.
Superintendent Ken Ranella will propose including Spanish as a part of the education program, taught by specialists in elementary grades. Specialists now teach physical education, art and music.
If adopted, this initiative would require modifying the instructional schedule and increasing the school day in grades 3-5, he said.
Trustees also will discuss the option of launching a Spanish-immersion program to begin in the primary grades and possibly authorize moving ahead on the planning phase, said the superintendent.
The big topic — changing school attendance boundaries to implement the district's reconfiguration plan — is scheduled for discussion at a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 26. A district task force will present its findings and recommendations.
Under the plan, Encinal School, with the smallest enrollment and largest campus, will grow from a grade 3-5 school to a K-5, beginning when school starts in August 2008, when kindergarten classes will be added.
Laurel School, now crowded as a K-2, would become smaller by reducing the number of kindergarten classes this coming year and later adding third grade.
Earlier plans have called for "capping enrollment" at Oak Knoll School, which now has more than 700 students in grades K-5.