San Mateo, Calif. Mandarin immersion program may be moved due to overcrowding
Next Steps committee nears goal: Officials to decide how to address San Mateo, Foster City school overcrowding
April 25, 2015, 05:00 AM By Austin Walsh Daily Journal
Residents have spoken and now it is time for officials in the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District to consider the feedback when developing strategies for how to best address overcrowded classrooms and campuses.
The Next Steps Advisory Committee wrapped up a second round of community outreach, which allowed members to gather feedback from residents regarding a variety of options targeted at solving problems caused by projected enrollment growth in coming years.
Committee members are charged with digesting the dialogue they had with the residents spread across nearly 20 community town hall meetings and forums in the last month, and then form a recommendation to the Board of Trustees regarding whether to pursue a bond measure that would fund building new facilities.
Residents gathered at College Park Elementary School Thursday, April 23 to express their opinion regarding the future of the campus, which officials are considering overhauling to offer a local school to the North Central neighborhood in San Mateo.
Currently the campus is home to a Mandarin immersion program, and a majority of students from the neighborhood are bused to a mix of other elementary schools throughout the district.
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