Updated to add: Newer news.
Still, Pagano said, “Both concerning the terms of the lease and the lease fee, they have moved closer to what I consider a more reasonable offer.”
It’s about time. We’ll reflect more when this is really over.
By now, having “kicked the tires”, PCS probably has a much clearer understanding of the repercussions of claiming their rights under Proposition 39. It looks like the district is doing a good job of looking out for the students of PCS by creating an option that keeps the school together while at the same time, ensuring that their own students are supported with revenue from the lease. If the terms are indeed limited to one to two years, that lines up well with the growing need for a 5th elementary school.
Looks like under the district’s perseverance and leadership, this situation could be headed for a win-win.
Or PCS could walk away from Swift Street, cut their school in half and welcome their new principal with a move.