Board members back school boundary change Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Jan 16, 2013 at 11:30 am
Palo Alto school board members indicated they support a proposed school boundary change that will move about 20 blocks of households out of the Addison Elementary School attendance area into the Walter Hays Elementary School area.
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Posted by John, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jan 16, 2013 at 11:30 am
Well that's STUPID.
The school board is actually endangering Lukash's Daughter safety.
If she lives across the street from the school. If she can walk 100 feet from her front door to the school then sending he elsewhere is ridiculous and endangering the child as she now must walk many blocks.
OR I guess it's just one more car on the road..
I say if you can throw a rock or ball at the school you should be able to go to that school.
Or schools boundary should have a one block radius..
Posted by another mom, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Jan 16, 2013 at 2:54 pm
Which ones of our school board supposedly went to Ivy league schools? Other than Caswell who went to Dartmouth, the frat Ivy, none of the rest of them did. Not there's anything wrong with that, to quote Seinfeld. It's just a fact.
Posted by It's not just distance, a resident of the South of Midtown neighborhood, on Jan 17, 2013 at 1:49 am
@John — As far as safety goes, it may be safer for a child to walk several blocks on neighborhood streets to one school than to have to cross Middlefield to get to another, closer school. Seeing the lines that were drawn, it looks like crossing busy streets was in fact taken into consideration as well as just distances.
Posted by Mike Alexander, a resident of the Barron Park neighborhood, on Jan 18, 2013 at 6:03 am
The Board is still hamstrung by the decision to sell off elementary school sites 30 years ago, which was done because some expert, presumably any Ivy League graduate, predicted the school-age population would continuously shrink, and to raise money. Lytton School, which was at Middlefield & Lytton, and Crescent Park School, which was on Center Dr., would have relieved this pressure now making things difficult at Addison and Walter Hays.
Posted by obvious, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Jan 19, 2013 at 9:49 am
@Mr.Recycle, if crossing Middlefield was a consideration, why do you think they they tripled the number of houses that now need to cross Middlefield?
I would really like to know why they stopped the people directly across from Addison attending Addison. No one's been able to provide a sensible explanation that couldn't have been dealt with but moving more from around Alma.