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Keep Neighborhood Kids in Shoreline West Together

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In response to the Mountain View Voice article titled “Still no verdict on school boundary changes”:

“Among the sticking points is whether Shoreline West residents should remain together and all attend Landels Elementary, or whether the neighborhood should be split vertically between Landels and Castro Elementary.”    - MV Voice, 3/17/17

We, the neighbors of Shoreline West currently districted to Benjamin Bubb Elementary School, ask the Board of Trustees to consider the following:

  • Many residents choose to live in Shoreline West due to its proximity to Downtown Mountain View.  In recent years we successfully advocated for new pedestrian crossings across Shoreline Boulevard. These routes have reinforced our connection with downtown and would facilitate safe travel to Landels Elementary.
  • Our community has been strengthened by attending a single elementary school. Our neighborhood events (e.g. Silly in the Streets, SWAN Ice Cream Social, park meetups, etc.) are organized by parents of school-aged children who currently attend Bubb. Having an active community of families from one school, in turn, encourages involvement in that neighborhood school.
  • Losing our connection to Bubb--our home for the last 15 years--is extremely disheartening. We have participated in walkathons, sponsored PTA events, and volunteered in the classroom. Being severed from this community where we have invested in relationships is a deeply felt loss. The possibility that Shoreline West neighbors could be further divided among different schools seems cruel.

Therefore, given the two options reported by the Voice, we petition the Board of Trustees to accept the proposal that keeps our neighborhood together and allows all of Shoreline West to attend Landels Elementary.

 



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