San Mateo-Foster City School District Enrollment
Audubon ~ Bowditch ~ Brewer Island ~ Foster City
Due to actual and projected increases in the enrollment of elementary school-age children in Foster City, the San Mateo-Foster City School District (School District) has been exploring alternatives for providing school classrooms, auxiliary spaces and infrastructure for the additional students. This issue emerged due to an unanticipated increase in school enrollment for the 2008-09 school year, but capacity issues are expected to continue for the next several years.
The City does not have legal authority to build or operate schools. However, because the issues that affect schools are closely related to issues that affect the City, its businesses and its residents, the City is committed to working with the School District to resolve the issue of increasing school enrollment in a way that benefits the entire community.
The City Council has established a subcommittee composed of Council Members Art Kiesel and Steve Okamoto and has assigned senior City staff to meet with a School District subcommittee. The City is working closely and collaboratively with the School District in its effort to identify and study options with the goal of finding a timely and workable solution for all stakeholders.
The City has established a free e-mail subscription list from which updates will be sent when new information becomes available to the City. To sign up, send an e-mail to email@example.com or visit http://lists.fostercity.org/mailman/listinfo/schoolcapacity.
For San Mateo – Foster City School District updates, please check the District website regularly at http://www.smfc.k12.ca.us/.
8/6/2012: The City Council received a Special Informational Presentation by San Mateo-Foster City School District Superintendent Cynthia Simms regarding the recommendations of the Superintendent's Committee on Overcrowding RElief (SCORE) related to student capacity challenges in Foster City. (Follow this link to view the presentation.)
Follow this link for a complete history of this issue
Information about City-Owned Land:
The School District indicated an interest in negotiating with the City for City-owned land upon which to build a fourth elementary school. The School District asked the City about the four (4) sites listed below. Based upon public input prior to and at the meeting and information developed by City Staff and the City Attorney, the City Council provided a letter of response to the School District on September 9, 2009.