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Las Lomitas district returns to drawing board

Original post made on Feb 8, 2011

Faced with lukewarm support by residents for a possible parcel tax and new information showing a significantly higher-than-expected enrollment gain in the next few years, Las Lomitas School District officials have gone back to the drawing board to determine how to meet the district's growing population and funding needs.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 11:29 AM

Comments (9)

Posted by Fed Up, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Feb 8, 2011 at 6:37 pm

THanks to the city council for all that new high density housing.

Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Feb 8, 2011 at 6:46 pm

"high density housing" creates more property taxes per acre than does low density housing so any additional burden on the tax property receiving entities should be offset by the increased property taxes.

Posted by D, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Feb 10, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Woodside Elementary School has k-8 with less overhead (one principal/superintendent) because it's at one campus. Unified districts brings consolidation benefits too. Of course that would eliminate Mr. Hartwig's job.....

Posted by Robert, a resident of another community
on Feb 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Perhaps the district shouldn't have sold Ladera and La Loma - think of a) what those properties would have sold for now, and b) La Loma would have remained a perfect spot for the district.

Posted by D, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Feb 19, 2011 at 4:42 am

It's not about what's best for the kids or the long term, it's about adult matters such as job security and fat budgets.

Posted by LL Mom, a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Mar 8, 2011 at 9:04 pm

They didn't sell of Ladera and La Loma schools - the rent the district gets from Woodland and Phillips Brooks helps pay for my kids' education.

Posted by Sherry, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Mar 10, 2011 at 6:34 pm

"rent the district gets from Woodland and Phillips Brooks helps pay for my kids' education."

Not an option, the funds went towards the superintendent's sports car, private vineyard in woodside, and etc.. Nice try.

Posted by JoMo, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Apr 7, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Of course Mr. Hartwig pushes for a parcel tax in LLSD when his own parcel is in woodside. That's lame. you people are lame to get the wools pulled over your eyes. Your kids deserve better than just a test score.

Posted by Jackie, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Aug 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Than you have the ones that walk the talk:

Fresno County School Superintendent Larry Powell, who's really giving back. As in $800,000 — what would have been his compensation for the next three years.

Until his term expires in 2015, Powell will run 325 schools and 35 school districts with 195,000 students, all for less than a starting California teacher earns.

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