(We knew this was coming…)
Back in July, I posted an article about the District’s decision to re-draw the San Carlos School District boundaries in an attempt to alleviate the chronic over-enrollment problems at both White Oaks and Heather Elementary Schools. This past fall, the District had the unenviable task of vectoring about 17 families who live within the White Oaks boundary to Heather Elementary. Clearly, the 11th-hour miracles that they were able to achieve in past years fell victim to sheer numbers.
Some Significant Changes.
Today, the District released their proposal for the new District boundaries…and there are definitely some changes in store for San Carlos residents. Probably the most significant of which is that the entire area east of El Camino (aka Clearfield Park) will now be in the Arundel Elementary School boundary, instead of Brittan Acres as they were before. To see all of the proposed changes, click on this link and download the .pdf:
It’s important to note that these changes only apply to new, incoming students. Once the new boundaries are implemented, there should be a net decrease of enrollment at White Oaks, an increase of enrollment at Heather Elementary, and negligible change in overall numbers at both Brittan Acres and Arundel.
Town Hall Meeting.
Dr. Craig Baker, the new superintendent of the San Carlos School District, issued a letter today to all parents in the school district in which he explains the reasoning behind the boundary changes, and to make it very clear that our enrollment challenges are not behind us now. For example, there’s a related issue of capacity constraints at our middle schools that has yet to be addressed. Click here for a copy of his letter:
In anticipation of the many questions that are likely to arise, Dr. Baker has scheduled a town hall meeting where he will field questions from parents, and discuss future plans in more detail. The principals from all of the San Carlos Schools will be in attendance as well. Here are the details of the meeting:
SCSD Town Hall Meeting
Monday, November 30 2009
San Carlos Library, 2nd Floor Conf Room 2A
If you have questions about how this may impact your student, it would be a very good idea to attend this meeting 😉
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