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Military kids alter district's plans

Original post made on Nov 14, 2008

Now that many families with young children have moved into the 190 units of military housing at Moffett Field, their presence is being felt in local schools — so much so, in fact, that at Bubb Elementary, overcrowded kindergarten classes have forced some students out of what would have been their neighborhood school.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 14, 2008, 12:00 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by Steve, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Nov 14, 2008 at 8:35 am

Is it me, or is this district always in reaction mode? The children of our military should be given first pick at any school, to include Huff, ahead even of neighborhood families. And these kids come with extra federal dollars per head to be spent specifically on them, a fact that isn't even mentioned in this article!

Posted by this side of the tracks, a resident of North Whisman
on Nov 14, 2008 at 8:56 am

I agree Steve!! What the heck?? Property rights for Bubb-yeah and Huff too, right... but the rest of us, well we should just put up with being moved around this district aimlessly so that people who buy houses across from "these" schools can get in. I believe we did have word of the military families coming back, and Slater would have welcomed these families with open arms. Hopefully the district will have some consideration of them and all the families that will probably move back into the Summerhill apartments, when they have a chance to re-open Whisman in 2011. Our neighborhood will welcome the military families.

Posted by Mike K., a resident of another community
on Nov 14, 2008 at 10:39 am

Perhaps they should be looking at re-opening Whisman. The bulk of the military kids used to go there when it was part of the Whisman district.

Posted by came back to bite them, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 15, 2008 at 11:39 am

Well, if they hadn't closed Slater this wouldn't have been an issue, would it?

Posted by Parent, a resident of another community
on Dec 15, 2008 at 1:45 pm

When they closed Slater the military was moving families OUT of Moffett, not in, and no one was saying they were coming back. Whisman school was mostly military families, but when the Navy started moving people out of Moffett back in the 90's there wasn't enough enrollment to keep it open. Now I guess they're moving them back in, but I don't think the Navy bothers to consult with the local school districts before making these kids of decisions.

Posted by Ned, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 16, 2008 at 9:19 am

I think the point here was that military families should have greater input and options, like sending their kids to Huff, and not that their problems are actualy tied to the services to which they belong.

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