Category Archives: enrollment
The Board, by unanimous vote, adopted tonight a set of new enrollment preferences and a series of school boundary changes. Together, these actions are expected to shift, ultimately, approximately 50 students from chronically oversubscribed White Oaks to chronically undersubscribed Heather.
At last night’s Board meeting Carrie Du Bois was finally released from her sentence of being Board President. Actually, Carrie did a great job as President in the last year, and we all chose to recognize that by giving her … Continue reading
Carrie Du Bois asked me to post the following: The aspirations of foster youth are high: 70% plan to attend college. Yet, outcomes are grim: 50% are held back in school, 46% do not complete high school and only 3% … Continue reading
Concern is continuing to grow over how to accommodate the surge in kindergarten enrollments for next year. The Board had a discussion of the issue last Thursday, although it took no action, instead asking staff to evaluate certain options. Recommendations … Continue reading
I’ve always liked this biblical quote: And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own? It’s applicable to the District’s and Board’s current handling of the unusually … Continue reading
I’m seeing questions about why the District serves so many out-of-district charter students if space is so tight at our schools. Here’s the explanation. The primary reason San Carlos adopted the charter school model years ago was financial: the State … Continue reading
With our record-breaking kindergarten enrollment for next year the issue of school capacity and boundary changes has leaped back into the limelight. Here’s my take on it. White Oaks is the District’s smallest school, in terms of acreage, and it … Continue reading
Last night staff presented its initial analysis of the cost reduction and revenue enhancement opportunities developed in the Board’s December brainstorming session. Many members of the public and the teaching staff attended the meeting, which was held in the Central … Continue reading
The Board will be discussing the results of a demographic study tonight. You can view a PDF of the report here.