Northampton Drive, Palo Alto
Castilleja needs and deserves expansion
I live 407 feet from Castilleja School on Melville Avenue. As another near-neighbor expressed last week, I believe the city commissioners have ignored my voice in support of Castilleja's enrollment increase and renovation.
Castilleja's traffic design plans have addressed the local concerns about both volume and flow. The architectural designs will enhance our neighborhood. The enforcement of the dozens of new restrictions on enrollment, events and parking has been incredibly apparent for the past six years and comes with transparency going forward.
How can this city in the midst of Silicon Valley, bordering Stanford University, turn its back on one of the top high schools in the country? Which commissioner believes that we don't need to make accommodations for the growing population and demand for single-gender education? How many voters in Palo Alto respect the rights of Castilleja to host its student plays, softball games, Founders Day?
Castilleja does sit in the middle of a residential community — my community. It is why I moved here. Please, fellow community members, join me and my neighbors at the city council meeting on May 23 and help us protect this educational gem from the minority who shun progress and the opportunity for more girls to benefit from the unique institution.
Melville Avenue, Palo Alto
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