The Sequoia Union High School District will host community meetings at Woodside and Menlo-Atherton high schools on Monday and Tuesday to discuss major facility changes at the schools and a district-wide bond measure that might amount to $225 million.
The meetings are set for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Woodside High School and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Menlo-Atherton High Schools. The meetings will be held in the schools' performing arts centers.
The district says it needs capital improvement funds to increase capacity at all district campuses in light of a coming enrollment surge.
M-A is expected to take the brunt of the increase with 2,600 students by the 2020-21 school year, up from the current 2,000.
Woodside High could rise to 2,200 by 2020-21, about 400 more students than at present.
If district voters were to approve a $225 million bond measure, about $84 million might go for new facilities at the comprehensive high schools.
M-A could get $29 million to add 17 regular classrooms and two classrooms for science, one for chemistry and two for performing arts or career technical education. Woodside could get $9 million to do the same, but with 10 regular classrooms and one each of the others.
The school board is having polling done to gauge community opinion on what size of bond measure would be acceptable. A community task force came up with a list of projects for each campus and a number as to what it would cost: $225 million.
A ballot measure could be before district voters in the June 2014 or November 2014 election.
The district's enrollment projections predict how each school's population is expected to grow over the next six years. The list of projects for each campus reflects the expected enrollment for the 2020-21 school year at that campus.
Click here to see a letter to parents from Superintendent James Lianides.