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Reorganizing Menlo Park schools

Original post made by Richard Hine, managing editor of The Almanac, on Oct 9, 2006

The Menlo Park City School District is seriously considering reorganizing the elementary schools to include changes in grade configurations and attendance boundaries. What do you think about that?

Here is a story from the Oct. 4 issue of the Almanac: Menlo Park district trustees examine options for reorganizing elementary schools Web Link

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Posted by Rich Cline
a resident of Oak Knoll School
on Oct 9, 2006 at 10:50 pm

I like the basic idea. I think it requires a very careful look into the impact of children East of El Camino. It seems there is projected a lot of changes between schools which is tough and it is still hard to determine who goes to Encinal or Laurel if they both go K-5. I think while this is a start -- we need to think about a long-term solution which may include even adding another school if the growth patterns project out as they stand now. I believe that careful planning now for a 15-20 year outlook would be wise since we are considering some pretty big changes now.