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Voter Guide: Ravenswood's Measure I asks district residents to approve $110 million school bond

Original post made on May 6, 2022

Measure I would help the Ravenswood district modernize crumbling facilities.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 6, 2022, 10:01 AM


Posted by Observer
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 6, 2022 at 12:41 pm

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"We want our buildings to be as great as our education. .."
The problem is education in those buildings is not so great. Renovated facilities alone will not solve that problem.

Posted by kbehroozi
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on May 6, 2022 at 1:13 pm

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Actually there's a growing body of research supporting the theory that improvements to school facilities can improve educational outcomes:

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Of course facilities alone won't fix every challenge that Ravenswood District faces. I don't hear anyone making that case. Fortunately Ravenswood District leadership is also working on improving salaries and housing access to attract and retain good teachers. We can help by supporting their below-market-rate housing plans for Flood School and rejecting the ballot initiative designed to block this effort.

(FAQ about the Flood School project here: Web Link