At last night’s San Carlos School District Board meeting, the Board approved final changes to the new San Carlos school boundaries. The proposed changes to the boundaries, which was floated at community meeting late in 2009, remained with a few minor changes detailed below:
A few streets within Devonshire canyon will remain assigned to Arundel
The Board added some streets currently within the current White Oaks area to now be in the Brittan Acres zone
For homes east of El Camino, only homes at Holly Street and north will move to the Arundel zone
Some stretches of the Alameda are now assigned to Heather
The plan kept with its original intent, which was to significantly reduce the amount of students at White Oaks while adding students to Heather School. The proposal caused quite a stir in the community when first announced. The Board held community meetings and listened to public input before making a few changes and adopting the final boundaries changes last night. With the impacting issues at White Oaks and the lack of capacity at Heather, it was clear that some type of re-assignment needed to take place. I believe the Board did a very good job under difficult circumstances and I applaud them for taking the issue head-on and making an informed decision.
For a full report on the boundary changes, please visit Board Member, Seth Rosenblatt’s Blog by clicking here. You can also read the full report and analysis by clicking Final San Carlos Boundary Changes.
Also, on a related note, the Board also approved a contract for Dr. Craig Baker to be the San Carlos Superintendent for the following 3 years.
I’d like to thank our (SCSD) school board for careful consideration to overcrowding at some schools and making a difficult decision to move school boundaries. It’s never easy, but it was done with notice, a chance to comment, and will be in the best interests of all of us moving forward. I only wish that the Sequoia Union High School District board had similar courage to deal with their boundaries that run through at least one of our elementary school boundaries.