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Early results show Portola Valley School District parcel tax measure leading

Original post made on May 5, 2021

Measure S, a parcel tax reduction in the Portola Valley School District, is passing, according to initial election night results.

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Posted by Matt
a resident of Woodside: Skywood/Skylonda
on May 5, 2021 at 12:31 pm

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This was a tough one for me. I still have one child at Corte Madera. I helped launch the budget committee in the aftermath of the Henratty mess, and spent years volunteering at the schools, even coaching the soccer team one year.

On the one hand, the infrastructure needs work and I'm a big supporter of education. On the other hand Dr Davenport is a truly innovative and compelling teacher who HAD taught social studies and was removed from this role. I have no idea why. For both of my kids he lit the fire of engagement and a passion for learning.
[Portion removed] was also given tenure despite the fact that the way she runs her classroom was appalling, with me, and several other parents, having issues with her style and closed minded authoritarianism.

It was very hard to justify a yes vote for a parcel tax in the face of these horrible personnel decisions.

I truly hope that the district uses the money wisely. Yes, PVSD is a good district, but I can't help but could be so much more.

Posted by Karl
a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge
on May 6, 2021 at 9:56 am

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