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Whisman trustees contemplate magnet model

Original post made on Jun 17, 2009

As elementary school trustees talked this week about what they want the district to look like within the next decade, some said they could envision building separate magnet schools for students interested in music, arts or technical vocations, or creating a charter school for at-risk students.

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Posted by whisman
a resident of North Whisman
on Jun 17, 2009 at 2:59 pm

It would be nice if we HAD a neighborhood school to choose whether or not to attend! Hopefully that goes into this ten year pan too:)


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Posted by observer
a resident of another community
on Jun 17, 2009 at 3:08 pm

".....Bailey, who is on the master facilities plan committee..."

Huh? The school board IS the committee. No parents, no teachers, no students, just trustees and district office staff. And the consultants.


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Posted by Melissa Morrison
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 18, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Why not try running a montessori K-8 school, like the one run by Bowman International School?


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Posted by Carolyn
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 18, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Music, arts and technical vocations? In K-8? Aren't these focused types of programs better left to high schools?

How about working to bring up test scores instead?


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Posted by Ellen
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 18, 2009 at 7:10 pm

Agreed, Carolyn. Plus it also seems to serve as a way to cloud the fact that neighborhood schools will no longer be a first or even possible choice for some childrem. I know it's not for mine. So come up with a magnet model whereby parents all hop into their gas-guzzling cars every morning and afternoon and zig zag across town defeating the whole green and sustainability agenda the board and city council just love to drone on about.


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Posted by a voter
a resident of another community
on Jul 16, 2009 at 4:57 pm

It isn't office staff that make the decisions. It is two of the top four administrators.


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