Calif. District Braces for 'Unprecedented Growth'

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

To prepare for a projected 18 percent enrollment growth by 2020, the Sequoia Union High School District will explore expanding campuses and changing attendance boundaries.

"We're facing an unprecedented growth in the coming years and we need to take steps to address it," Superintendent Jim Lianides said.

The district has scheduled six community meetings this month to inform parents about the options being discussed to deal with an influx of 1,500 additional students. The first will take place Tuesday at Sequoia High School in Redwood City.

Most of the extra students are expected to come from Belmont, Redwood Shores, Menlo Park and San Carlos, according to a demographic study Sequoia commissioned last year. The three elementary and middle school districts serving those areas are already struggling to accommodate bulging enrollments.

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