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Las Lomitas school district considers another bond measure

Original post made on Feb 7, 2018

As the Las Lomitas Elementary School District works to complete major construction projects on both of its campuses, funded by proceeds from a $60 million bond approved in 2013, the school board is considering another bond measure for the June ballot.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 10:17 AM

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Posted by Sharon Heights TP
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Feb 7, 2018 at 10:00 pm

Re: Las Lomitas school district considers another bond measure

Given that "School bond proceeds can be spent only on construction projectsā€¯, hopefully senior exemptions will be part of any school bond measure.


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Posted by waiting for leadership at LLESD
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Feb 7, 2018 at 10:22 pm

It's fine that Las Lomitas is looking to improve it's facilities but when will they look to improve their instructional program?

We watched MPCSD go through construction and then moved into hiring a progressive leadership team.

LLESD is finally going through it's construction, a bit late for large classes that went through in recent years and now instead of getting their instructional program going, they are focused on facilities again. When are we going to get with the progressive school districts and get some programs going that are commensurate with those in our neighboring districts? We seem to be behind with technology, foreign language, and individualized learning. Everyone is focused on the achievement gap but for the resources that we have, why don't we have instructional leadership from the top instead of simply just providing facilities updates?

Why don't we have a way to communicate with our school board without going through the superintendent first? I wouldn't feel comfortable doing that.
Why does the district limit the press that the district gets? (this is one of the first articles I've seen outside of the school closure).
Why aren't our students doing more service work like I see the students doing at Wooside?
Why aren't our students learning a foreign language starting in kindergarten like I see happening in PVSD?
Why doesn't our board hire a superintendent with a lofty vision beyond building a new school?
Are we studying the charter schools? The progressive schools? Why is MPCSD partnering with Alt School and we are sitting on the sidelines dreaming about school upgrades.

Come on LLESD. Keep up with the Joneses. It's time for a superintendent who wants to do more than meet the expectations set forth by the state. Let's get some leadership that goes beyond the buildings. I'll support a bond but want more than nice facilities and the status quo.


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Posted by Las Lomitas resident
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Heights
on Feb 8, 2018 at 7:21 am

Not again! They have not even finished all the construction work and are already seeking more funds. Many of us have had a huge hit this year by not being allowed to deduct most of our property taxes. Some of us are on fixed incomes and are not bottomless. You will be forcing us to sell our homes. Many of these items are non essential - go raise the money instead of taxing us more! This has to end.


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Posted by Joan
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Feb 8, 2018 at 6:50 pm

<<Not again! They have not even finished all the construction work and are already seeking more funds. Many of us have had a huge hit this year by not being allowed to deduct most of our property taxes. Some of us are on fixed incomes and are not bottomless. You will be forcing us to sell our homes. Many of these items are non essential - go raise the money instead of taxing us more! This has to end.>>

I completely agree. They will be forcing seniors to sell their homes. We have limited resources. The loss of our property tax deduction is devastating. Adding yet another bond to our tax bills will be the straw that broke the camel's back.


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