Wild that the best public schools in the US are seeing declining enrollment bc young families can't afford it here
I am not sure this is really true statement for Cupertino.
Cupertino high is still suffering with over capacity issue as a result of not-well planned high density housing a few years ago.
In my kid school, I am seeing more and more kids moving in last and this year.
As a result, my kid is in combo class because they have half-class-size increase in her grade and one upper this year.
In case of Miller middle, people are going through lottery just to have a chance to take CLIP(Chinese Language Immersion Program) entrance exam. (You must pass the exam to be placed in CLIP).
FUHSD tried to push for boundary change in our neighborhood saying that Lynbrook High and Miller Middle would see sharp decline in enrollment next few years and existing open enrollment won't be sufficient to bring enough number of kids. However, my friend who applied for Miller open enrollment this year didn't win the lottery and her waiting list number was 90 (about 450 kids per each grade at Miller).
I suspect school district's argument was actually to relieve the over-capacity problem of Cupertino high area where most of high-rise development happened.
I understand housing problem in SV. Thus, not necessarily against the idea of high density housing.
However, key point of most residents' argument is "school and traffic infra structure must expand accordingly".
Without this, who wants to accept the high density housing development plan?