Is there an EHS population explosion?

The Alameda Sun received a copy of this letter addressed to Encinal High School and the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD).


Dear Sir:

According to Encinal High School’s (EHS) principal, the school received 500 more freshmen this year than were projected to join that school. I wonder if EHS and AUSD can explain where all these extra children came from.

The entire school population, before this sudden flood of students was projected to be 1,100 students, including all four years of study. Surely, the teaching staff and physical plant are not adequate to handle a 50 percent population explosion.

What is going on?

Robert Robillard