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For the New School Board: A Tough First Assignment

For the New School Board: A Tough First Assignment

The race for the School Board is over. Maybe, kind of, sort of as the saying goes. Incumbent Seth Rosenblatt got a return trip and tech executive Adam Rak earned his boarding ticket after a long campaign. That took care of the two seats that needed filling. And then a double whammy happened on election [...]

Pitch Me Baby One More Time

Pitch Me Baby One More Time

With apologies to Britney (and the candidates)… The Laurel Street Spy invited all the San Carlos candidates running for election on Tuesday, November 8th to take the Twitter challenge: make their pitch in 140 characters or less. Here’s what they came up with…listed in alphabetical order. (Variation in character count explained below)   Running for [...]

Campaign “Buddies”

Campaign “Buddies”

LSS Analysis: Some San Carlos politicians are endorsing each other as they hope to score a win on November 8th. When you look closely at who’s endorsing whom, it reveals alliances that may impact city government. Before you read on, you might want to grab a score card. San Carlos City Council candidate Ron Collins [...]

Really Basic Guide to San Carlos School Board Race

Really Basic Guide to San Carlos School Board Race

No excuse not knowing about the three men running for two open seats on the San Carlos School Board. Incumbent Seth Rosenblatt and newcomers Adam Rak and Peter Tzifas are making their cases at forums, informal gatherings and online, including Facebook. Tonight, The San Carlos Ed Foundation will hold the first of two sponsored “debates” [...]

K-8 Overcrowding: 2-Schools on 1 Campus? Buses?

K-8 Overcrowding: 2-Schools on 1 Campus? Buses?

Building a new school, or some kind of facility to ease classroom overcrowding, has become the top priority of the K-8 San Carlos School District. That’s according to Superintendent Craig Baker. Baker gave an update on enrollment to a morning meeting of the joint city/school committee, known as 2+2, made up of two City Council [...]

A drawing by an unknown artist of (impacted) White Oaks Elementary

A New School? Raise Hand If You Know Right Answer

How to solve the problem of San Carlos’ overcrowded schools? Lots of ideas floated and discussed Tuesday at the 2+2 Joint City Council/School Board meeting. Enrollment has shot up, a trend that is expected to continue in the coming years.  Simply put, there just isn’t enough physical space for all the K-8 children, according to [...]

So Many Kids, Not Enough Space

So Many Kids, Not Enough Space

(Updated to include interview with Superintendent) A School Board committee with a yawn-of-a-name is in charge of one of the city’s most challenging issues:  what to do about increased enrollment in K-8 schools. While the question of a new school for San Carlos is on the agenda for Tuesday’s 2+2 Joint City/School Committee meeting, the [...]

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