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Building a new school in Foster City

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Overcrowding of Foster City's elementary schools is a threat to the standards of educational excellence that our schools and the community have worked so hard to achieve. Foster City's elementary schools average approximately 678 students per school, as compared to San Mateo schools within the same school district that average approximately 397 students per school. Elementary school enrollment in Foster City is on the rise and is projected to increase 38% to a total student population of 2,500 by 2012. This is the highest projected elementary student population in Foster City history. The San Mateo-Foster City School Board has approved recommendations by the School District for a new school to accomodate this growth. Our high quality schools draw people to our community. Maintaining the quality of our schools is essential to our children's education and key to maintaining property values of our homes in Foster City. The undersigned citizens of Foster City support the construction of additional schools in Foster City. It is time to end overcrowding at our schools and plan for existing and future student population growth. We urgently request that the Foster City Council partner with the San Mateo-Foster City School District and the Coalition 4 Foster City Schools to build a new school in Foster City and provide for the timely availability of land for this new school site.


This petition has been organized by the Coalition 4 Foster City Schools, which is a group of citizens concerned with issues relating to children's education in Foster City. This petition was delivered to Foster City Council at their meeting on March 2nd, 2009, and we will continue to collect signatures to provide updates to City Council on the number of people who support this initiative. Thank you for your continued support in asking Foster City residents to sign our petition. This i-petition is for Foster City residents to express their opinion to Foster City Council, so residency in Foster City is required. We will not use your name or address for any purpose other than this petition, and will not share your information with anyone except city council and the school board.


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