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The MP School District Board Should Approve the O?Connor Boundary Change.

Uploaded: Apr 13, 2015
A boundary on O?Connor Street straddles two school districts: one side is in the Ravenswood District; the other side of the street enjoys the tonier Menlo Park District.

Tomorrow night (Tuesday April 14th) the Menlo Park School District board considers a resolution opposing a request by 23 houses on one block of O?Connor brings their properties into the Menlo Park District. The Almanac Article is here: =I See==, Almanac School District Board to Vote


Come on MPSD Board of Education. Is this the value system you want to show your own children? Get out of your box; step up to the plate. Support the change.

The Board?s email addresses are here: See, Board email addresses.


By the way, it would be nice if the Menlo Park Council would speak up as individuals.

We need your support now more than ever. Can we count on you?

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Posted by peninsula resident, a resident of Menlo-Atherton High School,
on Apr 13, 2015 at 3:58 pm

> Is this the value system you want to show your own children?

I'll give Ken and others in the other thread their due: most of them are respectful of differences of opinion, even when those opinions differ from theirs.

Statements like the one quoted above are borderline inflammatory. There are entirely fair, reasonable and rational reasons to oppose the transfer (I've brought some of them up in the other threads on this topic, so I won't repeat them here unless necessary). There are entirely fair, reasonable and rational reasons to support the transfer.

Having an opinion on this matter, pro or con, says absolutely nothing about that person's "value system." You are attempting to play the "shame" card, but the only person who should be ashamed is the person playing the shame card.


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Posted by Frank, a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks,
on Apr 14, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Peninsula resident. You assert that: "There are entirely fair, reasonable and rational reasons to oppose the transfer." Likewise, there are entirely fair, reasonable and rational reasons to support the transfer. Many of those reasons have been clearly explained in other threads on this topic. Not the least of these reason is consideration for the children who should be paramount in any decision affecting their schooling and social interaction within their neighborhood.


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Posted by peninsula resident, a resident of Menlo-Atherton High School,
on Apr 15, 2015 at 8:08 am

> Peninsula resident. You assert that: "There are entirely fair, reasonable and rational reasons to oppose the transfer." Likewise, there are entirely fair, reasonable and rational reasons to support the transfer.

You clearly didn't even bother to read my post, as you effectively repeated what I said and claimed the wording as your own. It's difficult to have a reasonable debate on a topic when you don't even listen/read opposing points of view.

> consideration for the children

As the petition and statements of residents have confirmed, many of the children are in the Tinsley program, which puts a serious dent in the argument that the children in these homes are disengaged with other Willow children.

Those homes have never, ever been in the Menlo Park City School District, and I think the responses from both RCSD and MPCSD make valid points about the merits of the proposed move.

Did you read the responses from RCSD and MPCSD?


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