Latest Sequoia Union High School District Stories

2008-09-19 15:00:45

By Shaun Bishop Citing concerns about diversity and exclusivity, the Sequoia Union High School District's board has denied a petition for a new charter school modeled after an existing school that is sponsored by the district. The board rejected the petition for Everest Charter School by a 4- 1 vote Wednesday night after hearing from dozens of parents, students and staff on all sides of the issue. District staff had recommended the board deny the petition in a report that criticized...

2008-09-17 06:00:31

By Shaun Bishop A proposal for a fourth charter school in the Sequoia Union High School District describes a program focused on "students of privilege" that "largely ignores disenfranchised and low-performing students," according to a report that recommends the petition's denial this week. The district's sharply critical response to the Everest Charter School petition was made public as the district's board of trustees prepares to vote on the proposal at a meeting today. A top official...

2008-09-06 21:00:12

By Shaun Bishop After more than three decades, Jim Lianides is finally returning to the Sequoia Union High School District. Lianides, a Woodside High School graduate, was appointed this week by the district's board as the new assistant superintendent and chief business officer. Since 2006, he's been the superintendent of the Pacifica School District. The lifelong Redwood City resident said he's happy to have the chance to work closer to home. "The opportunity to work in my own...

2008-09-04 12:00:26

By Shaun Bishop Backers of a Redwood City charter high school have petitioned to open a second campus, setting up another potential battle in its turbulent history with the Sequoia Union High School District. The proposed Everest Public High School would replicate the experience of Summit Preparatory Charter High School, a 400-student school that opened in 2003, according to the petition filed June 24 with the district. A push for a new school, which would open in 2009, grew out of...

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