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As KIPP seeks to open new high school, school board expresses reservations

Original post made on Aug 9, 2019

National charter school organization KIPP is seeking to expand its presence in San Mateo County with a new high school that would serve about 650 students when fully enrolled.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 8, 2019, 9:39 AM

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Posted by Truth
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Aug 9, 2019 at 6:58 am

Rueben Abrica - I know you are a community activist. Please do some digging about KIPP Valiant. I know your reputation in the community is a good one. You wouldn’t want to be associated with a school that drags young children around by their arms, screams at kids and has kids constantly running out of class being chased by adults. That school is all promises. I would never allow my child to be treated like that.

Also, why is the KIPP spokesperson the same person that was at The Primary School for less than a year? Another school that people should actually visit instead of assuming it’s perfect. Great resources for parents but their staff turnover is insane and their “teachers” are well intentioned but not trained AT ALL and all just out of school themselves.

Charters are like inviting gentrification in to your community at an even quicker rate.

Invest in your LOCAL schools.

Posted by Alina Arroyo
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Aug 20, 2019 at 8:43 am

As a parent of two KIPPers, I have NEVER seen anything like this, My children and I love our school, KIPP teachers are experience and treat students and parents with love and respect, and this is spread out to everyone in the community. Our experience at KIPP has been nothing but positive.

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