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Letter: Concerns with Measure P
October 12, 2013, 05:00 AM Letter

Editor,

I am writing as a concerned parent of three children in the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District. I have been in various parent leadership positions over our 10 years in the district. I am very concerned that Measure P was conceived without a voice representing the needs of San Mateo school kids and without consideration for any semblance of a longer-term plan for our elementary and middle schools. This is obvious, given the sad and acrimonious dissent between our two lovely towns that has developed over this divisive measure.

I strongly hope San Mateo residents will vote no on this measure to allow our area to consider a more thoughtful approach to a bond measure, bring neighbors back together and find a solution that makes everyone happy. 

I am specifically concerned with the allocation of funds to Knolls Elementary School without a long-term plan, the fact that anticipated middle school overcrowding in San Mateo is totally overlooked and the allocation of dollars to hand-held computers for very young children to use. This is particularly alarming to me because the district would be obliged to replace lost or stolen hand-held computers, further burdening other funds. I would support infrastructure expenditures that took into consideration the long-term needs of our whole district. That would have to happen by going back to the drawing board with a broader committee where Foster City and San Mateo residents can work together with an eye to the future of our school district.

I hope other San Mateo residents will read about and vote on this measure. I will be voting no. Many thanks for your time.

Sue Dooley

San Mateo

 

 

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