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Los Altos School District Studies Options to Deal With Growth

posted Oct 15, 2009, 1:21 PM by Anthony Shortland   [ updated Jul 10, 2013, 10:03 PM by Unknown user ]
Public elementary school children in the San Antonio Change Area attend either the Los Altos School District or the Bullis Charter School.  Both of these entities are experiencing growth and difficult facilities issues.  The GSACA has many members involved in this issue. 

The district has formed an enrollment growth task force, including representatives from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Bulllis Charter School, and LASD.  They have been meeting weekly since January to gain a firm understanding of the demographics, current challenges and future options.

There is also a district site committee which is reviewing potential sites for new school buildings, should a bond be passed to raise funds for this need. This committee is comprised of two school board members, the assistant superintendent, and three members of the public- a citizen's finance committee member, a commercial real estate broker, and Nancy Morimoto, GSACA Planning Committee Chair, as a representative of the North of El Camino community.

Amanda Aaronson, a GSACA member and Bullis Charter School parent,who has a strong interest in solving both the BCS facilities issue as well as representing the North of El Camino district parents, ran for a seat on the Los Altos School Board but was not elected.  She had strong support from Anthony Shortland (board) and Matt Raschke (planning committee). 

What are your thoughts on the potential for a school site here in the San Antonio Change Area?  It would not be your standard 10 acre, one story campus, and could be a magnet school, a primary grades only campus or some other hybrid with the City of Mountain View as a partner for open space or city services.  Express your views on this topic and anything else relevant to the area on our San Antonio Area Discuss group. 
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