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Menlo Park school plan on wrong track

Original post made by Dave Montague, Hillview Middle School, on May 14, 2007

On April 4, trustees of the Menlo Park City School District voted to proceed to the design phase for Laurel and Encinal schools.

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Posted by it\'s not about logic
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 14, 2007 at 9:25 pm

Thanks, Dave. It's about time someone questioned the "wisdom" of this board. Unfortunately, they seem to be so driven to spend the $90 million bond money as fast as possible on new facilities, but that's a reflection of these MBA-bred members who, despite only having a 30% bond election approval out of eligible, "encumbered",
voters in the district, feel compelled to spend it fast and ask questions later. Why don't you come to the board meeting at Oak Knoll School on Wed. the 16th and voice your concerns about this insanity>

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Posted by Richard Hine
editor of The Almanac
on May 15, 2007 at 10:41 am

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Posted by Oak Knoll parent
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 16, 2007 at 12:07 pm

The Board is behaving in much the same fashion with regard to Oak Knoll renovation. They are ignoring options which meet all of their specified criteria, provide for the educational needs of the students, and reasonably mitigate neighborhood impact -- all to move an inferior plan ahead at an accelerated pace. Little regard for neighborhoods, short-term thinking, ignorance of traffic issues - the story's the same at every campus. This Board is not qualified to spend this bond money responsibly.