Trustees of the Mountain View Whisman School District will hear an update on student enrollment during their regular meeting tonight.
Student enrollment is larger than projected and this could have an affect on board policies and administrative regulations throughout the school year and beyond.
Enrollment is a particularly significant issue this year because the district transitioned from being "revenue limit" to "basic aid." Revenue limit districts are funded both by property taxes and by the state on a per-student basis. Basic aid districts are funded almost entirely by property taxes, with some supplemental funding by the state.
The elementary school district officially went basic aid in July, and because of this switch, it is not necessarily beneficial for the district to take on more students. The issue could potentially affect policies such as district boundaries or interdistrict transfers.
Also tonight, trustees will recognize newly tenured teachers in the district those who have successfully completed the two-year probationary period.
The meeting is open to the public and will take place Thursday, Sept. 3, starting at 7 p.m. at the district office, located at 750-A San Pierre Way, Mountain View.