Almanac

Schools - February 5, 2014

Briefs: Meetings set on high school bond measure

In a follow up to a recent report to the board of the Sequoia Union High School District on a proposal to add classroom and administrative space to the high schools in light of a coming enrollment surge, Superintendent James Lianides and members of the board have scheduled a series of February meetings with members of the public, including parents.

The board is considering putting a $225 million bond measure before the voters in June or November 2014. The enrollment surge is expected to add at least 22 percent more students by the 2020-21 school year, with Menlo-Atherton High School taking the brunt of the increase with 2,600 students, up from the current 2,000.

All meetings begin at 7 p.m. and all will be based on the same set of data, Mr. Lianides said in a Jan. 29 letter to the public. The meeting at Woodside High is set for Monday, Feb. 10, and at M-A the following night, Feb. 11, with both meetings in the respective performing arts centers.

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Menlo Park district: Application deadline for board seat

The application deadline for the vacant seat on the Menlo Park City School District board is1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. The school board is scheduled to interview applicants and appoint a new member at a special meeting set for 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10.

The special meeting will be in the district office TERC building, 181 Encinal Ave. in Atherton.

Applications for the seat, held until last month by Laura Rich, must be submitted to the district office at 181 Encinal Ave. in Atherton in hard copy and with an original signature. It should include a candidate statement with a statement of purpose and description of qualifications, and any other relevant information, according to the district. Eligible applicants must be 18 or older and live in the district.

As of midday Monday, Feb. 3, the district had received no applications for the seat. Superintendent Maurice Ghysels told the Almanac that, in his experience, applicants wait until close to the deadline before submitting their papers.

The appointee will be sworn into office at the board's regular meeting on March 11.

For more information, call the district office at 321-7140.

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