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Editorial: Board tackles complexities around enrollment surge

The overseers of local high schools are now moving beyond the preliminary stages in confronting a very tough problem — how to squeeze an additional 1,700 students into its four high schools, some of which are already at or near maximum capacity.

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Posted by central planning, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Sep 19, 2013 at 10:31 am

I am not in favor of building any more classrooms or rearranging long standing boundries until all alternatives are explored and tried before this bulge of 1,700 students hit. The SUHSD needs to think outside the box of more buildings and bond issues. I will not vote for new bond issues until they try and work with what they have.

Here might be the first stop as designed by the State of California Department of Education.

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Posted by Joe, a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Sep 20, 2013 at 8:51 am

So how long has the school district known about this potential issue? And now they are scrambling to resolve it.

One of the things that local government (including schools) is notoriously bad at strategic planning. One should be able to look at the number of students enrolled in elementary schools now and project within a reasonable margin the number of high school students in 9 - 10 years and plan and budget accordingly. But, unfortunately, that would make sense.

Posted by Scott, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 24, 2013 at 5:11 am

When is the bubble of students expected?

Posted by central planning, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Sep 24, 2013 at 5:50 am

Scott asks "When is the bubble of students expected?"

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