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Ravenswood School District

From: domainremoved <Sue>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 08:52:17 -0800

The newspaper reports that the city is considering asking Sequoia Union
High School District to absorb the Ravenswood district. This wouldn't harm
both districts.

Ravenswood is financial in trouble because of the proliferation of charter
schools, greatly reducing the number of students (and the budget) remaining
in their district. This proposed merger would cause extreme white flight,
and thus even more proliferation of charter schools, making the financial
situation even worse. This proliferation of charter schools would fragment
our community.

Many of Ravenswood's problems stem from the poverty of its students. As
Belle Haven and EPA continue to gentrify, these problems will lessen, with
no need to restructure district boundaries.

Sequoia Union High School District has many other feeder districts besides
Ravenswood. It is not feasible to merge Ravenswood but leave the other K-8
districts stand-alone.

-Sue Kayton
Menlo Park
Received on Fri Mar 08 2019 - 08:51:17 PST

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