Thursday, January 28, 2010

Blog #6 Ross Valley School District Information

The following email was sent by the Interim Superintendent of the Ross Valley School District to the Community:

To the Ross Valley School District Parents, Staff, and Community Members,

At a regular Board meeting on January 14th, the RVSD Board voted to discontinue negotiations with the owner of the Marin Town and Country Club to purchase a portion of the property. The District had hoped to offer the property's potential purchase to the communities of Fairfax and San Anselmo as one solution to the District's growing enrollment and need for additional classroom space. However, an offer for the property's appraised fair market value was rejected by the landowner and the District has removed the location from its list of potential sites for a K-5 school.

The District is now exploring a revised list of options, including building a new K-5 school on its Deer Park property or its Red Hill property, or adding additional classrooms to current K-5 campuses. A fourth option, to take no action, would result in higher student/teacher ratios and increased crowding on current K-5 campuses and, in a few years, the White Hill Middle School Campus as well.

The Board is planning several public forums during the next 2 to 4 weeks to discuss these options with the San Anselmo and Fairfax communities at large. For more information about these meetings and the District's focused efforts to meet the needs of its growing student population, please visit

Catalina Nocon
Interim Superintendent
Ross Valley School District
(415) 451-4060