Position In Brief: 

Support policies and procedures which promote comprehensive, long-range planning for program facilities and resources within the San Mateo Union High School District and which provide adequate financing and equal opportunity for quality education within the financial possibilities of the district.

Support comprehensive curricula available to each student at each high school with as much program variety and depth as possible in academic, vocational and elective alternatives.

Support development of program specializations in individual schools when declining enrollment and limited finances, facilities, equipment and staff make it impractical to replicate such specifications in all schools.

Position History: 

Adopted 1977 and 1979, revised 1982, amended 1986. Members restudied the position on comprehensive high schools in 1981-82, amended 2010.


  1. Long-range planning by a board-appointed advisory committee composed of citizens, district staff, teachers and students.
  2. Provisions of a flexible enrollment policy through the coordination of district-wide school transportation and public transportation.
  3. Continuation of the present east-west direction in boundary lines which provides a socioeconomic mix, as well as maintenance or improvement of the present racial balance.
  4. Assignment of all students from any one middle school to no more than three high schools.
  5. Periodic reassessment of building needs within the district.
  6. There should be articulation between the San Mateo Union High School District and its elementary districts and the San Mateo County Community College District to consider not only curriculum but also the optimum use of resources such as transportation and data processing.
  7. Planning for development and location of program specialties should consider:
  • accessibility/transportation
  • ethnic/socioeconomic balance
  • changing population
  • economy/technology/job market
  • private sector involvement
  • morale
  • effect on all students in the district.
League to which this content belongs: 
North & Central San Mateo County