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Passionate discussion begins over school boundary lines, overcrowding

Original post made on Sep 29, 2010

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District meeting room was packed Wednesday afternoon for the study session covering overcrowding and possible boundary changes for the Dougherty Valley area of the school district. Parents and teachers were mostly unhappy with the current and proposed state of neighborhood lines for the area elementary schools.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 6:29 PM

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Posted by jrm
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Sep 29, 2010 at 10:34 pm

I hope San Ramon citizens vote NO ON W...can you say Mountain House?

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Posted by Duffy
a resident of Danville
on Oct 1, 2010 at 9:37 am

If I recall, the County Grand Jury in 2001 told the SRVUSD their estimates for Dougherty Valley were too low and the school district denied it! This is a ripple in the rug that will carry right through the High Schools.

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Posted by Kathy
a resident of Danville
on Oct 1, 2010 at 11:54 am

I am not impressed with how the school district has dealt with this issue. The neighborhoods between Lawrence Road and Crow Canyon have been redrawn a number of times. Curious that the growth causing this issue in in San Ramon and not Danville but Danville neighborhoods are effected the most.

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Posted by Gale Ranch Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 1, 2010 at 8:18 pm

It is not effecting the area that is the problem. Windmere residents are not effected by the new paln. What makes them special?

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Posted by Gale Ranch II resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 2, 2010 at 7:23 am

Excellent point, Gale Ranch Resident. Why upset the West Branch area of Coyote Creek boundaries when many of those families have lived there for 10+ years? If Windemere is the source of the problem, work on solutions in that area and leave everyone else as is.

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Posted by Gale Ranch Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 3, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I don't think changing school boundaries will be a long term solution. We may have to change it again. Proposed Option 2 or 3 will be better. Instead of expensive option of building a new school, I think looking into expanding and remodeling old schools,if they are below capacility, will be cheaper. The bigger issue will be continuing to let the community grow without good plan for accomodating student growth.

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Posted by Victoria C
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 3, 2010 at 5:25 pm

This young man knocked on my door today and introduced himself as a candidate for the San Ramon Valley School Board. We're new to the area but he really seemed to have a passion for maintaining the spirit of competitive education in the valley. He's probably going to get both my husbands and my vote. Why is it I see signs with three names on it for the three positions available? Is there some "all for one, one for all" thing I'm missing out on? I've met John Lane for just a few minutes and I can tell he'd be a good director... young and virtuous. Who are the three musketeers or are they the three stooges and do we have to vote for all three if it turns out we only like one?

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