All 4 Schools Affected.
According to a news flash on their website this afternoon, the Sequoia Union High School District is proposing changes to the enrollment boundaries for each of their 4 public high schools which would be effective in the 2015-16 school year. There was no explanation given on the site as to why the District is looking to make these changes, but one could likely assume that it has to do with balancing out the rapidly growing enrollment across the District.
The District has provided some high-level maps to outline the changes are proposing. They can be found on this page — just click on the link for the changes proposed for each of the schools. It’s a little bit hard to see exactly where the changes will take place from these maps, but they give you a general idea of what the District is thinking about.
Will it Impact San Carlos?
Yes. The map associated with both Carlmont and Sequoia High Schools shows that the most significant proposed change is to San Carlos residents is re-zone the area that’s west of the Alameda and on the north side of Brittan Avenue (that currently feeds into Sequoia High School) and put it into Carlmont’s boundary. See the circled area below:
One might have expected the opposite — to reduce the number of students going to Carlmont. With all of the talk about how over crowded Carlmont is, this seems somewhat counter-intuitive. But this underscores the dramatic growth that Sequoia High School has experienced over the past 5 years, and the measures the District needs to take to keep it balanced.
It’s late notice, but this topic is slated to be discussed at tonight’s District Meeting, which starts at 5:30 at the District Office at 480 James Street in Redwood City. If you’re at all concerned about these proposed changes, it might be worthwhile to attend this meeting.
(Thanks to blog reader Nelson for the tip on this very important proposed change.)
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