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November 14, 2018

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Charles Magnuson

Worth noting: Out of the 100 largest cities in the U.S., San Francisco has the lowest percentage of children. I bet that percentage is even lower in central SOMA.

The City is no place to be raising kids.

Joanne

The school districts of San Mateo and Burlingame sold off valuable school land years ago. Fast forward just look how difficult it was for the San Mateo Union High School District to find land for the Continuation school?
You just can't build, build, build with no thought of the consequences which is what exactly has happened these last few years.

Joe

To the point of this post, here is an excerpt from the Staff Report on tonight's Council meeting item looking at the General Plan update:

Additional Policies Proposed at November 5, 2018 City Council Meeting.

The November 5, 2018 City Council meeting presentation included several additional policies to be considered for the General Plan:

Coordination with School Districts. Two additional policies are proposed to be added to the General Plan to continue the City’s on-going commitment to supporting local schools:

 City and District Collaboration. Assist local school districts in identifying potential school locations to serve growth in enrollment.

 School Partnerships: Support creative public-private partnerships to facilitate the funding and development of public school facilities.
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The big question is HOW?

Hollyroller

Dear Mr. Magnuson,
What is your opinion of the "state" of "Kids" that are raised/educated in San Francisco?
Would you support San Francisco children taking public Transportation to attend school in Burlingame?

Mom

Planning to start a plan is not a plan. Identifying potential school locations is not acquiring or requiring new school locations. Joanne is right. This will be a tough problem of BSD's own making and they had better speak up now.

Gerald

Bring Pershing school back. Don't think Coolidge would be a possibility.

J. Mir

city living is just fine for some kids. Ask all the kids living in NYC, are are 2nd & 3rd generation NYCers. NYC ain't cheap to live in no matter where you slice it. They have decent public schools too - and they make them learn to swim! No reason SF couldn't do the same except for the culture. It has never been known as a family town over the decades, even since its founding. Its just a different animal. Now, as for adding another school... well, there's always the drive-in site LOL

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