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on Apr 11, 2014
More and more housing is being built in the Whisman/Slater area. I see lots of babies in strollers on the sidewalks. This area definitely needs an excellent public elementary school for the "growing" population.
Please note that the Whisman presentation at the Thursday, 4/17 Board Meeting does not start until 7:50pm +/- a few minutes. We are asking people to arrive by 7:30pm. Please do not come at 6pm which was stated in this week's newspaper article as that is when the Board has their closed session meeting.
The Board Meeting is held at the District Office Board Room, 750-A San Pierre Way (located on the block behind Safeway on Shoreline).
Thank you and hope to see many people in attendance.
Just they build housing doesn't mean children will be born, yes keep a eye on the birthrates in the area. Don't really see another baby boom, what you need to watch for is the Senior Citizen Boom.
@Garret83 - Another way to look at this is that each kid born or moving to MV will be a (school) commuter for 12+ years (think twice-a-day mini-van type commutes). The whole City benefits from having kids commutes as short, as safe and as green (walk/bike) as possible.
Twice, the school district has needed to be bailed out, and twice the District has asked the Whisman/Slater neighborhood to give up a school! Residents of the former Whisman School District, currently pay 20% higher school bond taxes than those from the former Mountin View School district. Our neighborhood pays more and gets less. All we want is parity with other neighborhoods in the form of a walkable neighborhood school.
Every school day, 611 elementary school children are transported from our neighborhood to schools in other neighborhoods. This results in thousands of miles of needless driving and time impacts on parents. The traffic impact this creates at those schools during the drop off period and pick up period is getting increasingly aggravating.
Please come the April 17 School Board meeting and support our efforts for our children and our community
Isn't Whitman full of TCE? Why would anyone raise a family there? Certainly wouldn't want a school there either....
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