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School district wants to buy day-care site

Original post made on Sep 9, 2011

The Palo Alto Unified School District has formally declared it wants to buy a 2.65-acre parcel on San Antonio Road. The purpose is "to preserve the possibility of expanding school facilities in the future," it stated in a document posted on its website.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 9, 2011, 10:29 AM

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Posted by Mountain View Resident
a resident of North Whisman
on Sep 9, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Is this in Mountain View?


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Sep 9, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Great bureuacrats do think alike! "...$200,000,000.00 of the bond funds remain unspent, and some of it could be used for..." (Superintendant Kevin Skelly) Any thought of returning unspent funds to the taxpayers? Naah, Let's Party!


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Posted by Observer
a resident of Waverly Park
on Sep 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

The location is in Palo Alto.

Also, Steve, I think your comment is a little short-sighted:
a) acquiring property for public schools in a community with a growing student population and crowded schools is hardly a "party"
b) There's not enough detail in this article for us to know how much of that $200M is slated to be spent as they continue remodeling the schools, probably most; just because it hasn't been spent yet doesn't mean the money has not been allocated
c) The bond measure language may well have included the provision for future land acquisition (you'd have to find the ballot measure language to find out for sure), in which case it would be an entirely appropriate use of the funds.
So, if you want to accuse them of stealing from the taxpayers and mismangaging funds, first find out what the Palo Alto voters approved.