Neighborhood representatives in northeast Mountain View are prepared to lay out several proposals at Thursday's Mountain View Whisman School Board meeting, requesting that trustees consider reopening the Whisman and Slater elementary schools, which were closed several years ago.
Jessica Gandhi, president of the North Whisman Neighborhood Association, said she is asking residents in the area between Route 85, Route 237 and Highway 101 to come to the school board meeting to show their support for a neighborhood school.
Gandhi said the board members have not talked about the details for reopening the schools and have not done the research, citing a lack of public support. Gandhi said she hopes the turnout is high at the board meeting so they can prove the public support exists.
Since the closure of Slater in 2006, there have been no public schools in the northeastern area of the city.
Greg Coladonato, a Mountain View resident in favor of re-opening the campuses, said their goal is to persuade the superintendent and board members to research the proposals.
The Mountain View Whisman School District board meeting starts at 6 p.m. at 750-A San Pierre Way on Thursday, April 17.