Wednesday: Portola Valley School District seeks public's help to plan future facilities


The Portola Valley School District wants the public's help in planning the future of its school facilities.

The district has scheduled a community outreach forum on its facilities master plan for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Annex Building at Corte Madera School, 4575 Alpine Road in Portola Valley.

Cody Anderson Wasney Architects of Palo Alto is the district's contractor for the master plan. The district says it wants community input to guide the planning process and ensure the final plan reflects the priorities and vision of the community.

The master plan will contain a long-range vision for school district facilities and a 10-year plan for specific school site work.

At, the district's website, more information about the community forum and the master facilities planning initiative is posted.

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Posted by WHY??
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Nov 1, 2016 at 12:31 pm

Why are we continually spending money in this town? Last time I checked, we still hadn't paid off the disastrous solar panel fiasco that Tim Hanretty instigated. The big field out in back is perfect. The playground is just fine. Nothing needs to be done.

I certainly hope this isn't a bid to remodel the offices of the administrators. When will the school district learn that leaving well enough alone is JUST FINE? For God's sake, stop asking for $1,000,000 a year in parent funding if you can't keep your priorities straight.

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Posted by Meg Abraham
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Nov 1, 2016 at 6:03 pm

Quite the opposite, this is a facilities PLAN intended to assess up and comming needs for building maintanace so that appropriate funding is in place and maintanace is done with supervision and community input. The people driving this are parrents and were instrumental in reshaping the districts approach to increase oversight after the Harnett disaster. This is part of that new approach and is why they are asking for costructive input about site work. While I am not involved, I commend their efforts towards getting the schools facilities assessed and making sure we have good approaches to future maintanace of our great schools

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