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on Nov 20, 2007
While Mr. Gemma may claim that the district would arrange for extra security, "just as it has for events at Woodside High School's new performing arts center", there have been numerous non-school events at Woodside High in the last month that have caused significant traffic and parking problems, with widespread parking in no parking zones, fire lanes, and the like, and there has been no visible security presence to control this in any way. Based on the district's behavior with respect to non-school events at Woodside High, I can't imagine why anyone would trust them to behave better at M-A.
Unfortunately for the people who live near Menlo Atherton High School they got what they paid for. As far as I can remember (over 50 years) MA High School has been around and for those that are most vocal on this issue you knew the school was near you and that the town would always be growing. Did you not think that with the growing area that the schools would not at some point be impacted! Are we not trying to help educate our children and give them a place to go besides the streets! Please people of the surrounding area get off your high horses and see this is not just about YOU! Where did all of you send your kids to school? I am truly embarrassed at our town council and how they have acted on this issue and many others in the last year. Shame on you too...
It is a shame how we treat education in this town of plenty.
M-A is the only public school we all have in common. The school is a source of pride for the students, parents and alumni. Unfortunately, the accomplishments of this fine school go largely unnoticed by the town population.
The Circus Club has large events, the values on Isabella, Faxon and the other fine streets in West Atherton have not been hurt; in fact most people want a home in the Circus Club location.
As a Menlo Atherton alumnus, I find this appaling. I'm also a Menlo Park resident within walking distance of the school-Willow Rd, Gilbert Ave, Coleman, Berkeley, that area. I was so excited when I heard that my school was going to have a real theater. This lawsuit is ridiculus and I never even considered MA as part of Atherton until this lawsuit arose. Additional drainage work would be helpful not just for the center but also for the school-the hallways flood in the winter. The students and the community need this center. They can't perform plays in the drama room, its too small.
The Atherton halting of this much needed and beneficial project is nothing short of selfish and pig-headed. They should all move to some secluded gated community somewhere.
How sad for the MA community that this is happening. Seems to me that if more residents of the community (both MP and Atherton) sent their kids to MA instead of private schools, there would not be a lawsuit. Most likely there would be huge numbers of volunteers and financial contributions to the project. It's so nice to now live a community that stands together for their children and great publc education.
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