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Opinion - October 11, 2013

Is censure enough for Steven Nelson?

The normal collegiality of the Mountain View Whisman board of trustees was ripped apart with the election of Steven Nelson last year. Nelson has overwhelmed board president Ellen Wheeler, other board members and district staff with his off-the-wall comments and often abrasive demeanor.

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Posted by Still Continuing!, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 23, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Unfortunately, Steven Nelson has continued with his disruptive behavior.

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Posted by Doesn't represent me, a resident of North Whisman
on Jun 24, 2015 at 10:55 am

This guy's ego is unbelievable! He claims to be fighting for a school in my neighborhood, but all he is doing is pissing off fellow trustees and making life difficult for everyone.


Posted by Obviously Not, a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 24, 2015 at 1:50 pm

The censure had no effect on Nelson. He hasn't changed his behavior one bit. In fact, he has become for physically threatening at the Board meetings. Someone is going to get hurt. It's time to resign, Mr. Nelson, and let the district start to recover from the damage you have caused to every one of the students in this district.


Posted by How long must we suffer?, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 24, 2015 at 2:43 pm

When will his term expire, or when is he due to not be re-elected?


Posted by @How long must we suffer?, a resident of Waverly Park
on Jun 24, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Steve Nelson's term is due to expire in 2016. So unless a recall drive is successful, there will be another year of this nutjob's antics on the school board..


Posted by PACT parent, a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 30, 2015 at 12:18 pm

@Doesn't represent me of North Whisman

"This guy's ego is unbelievable! He claims to be fighting for a school in my neighborhood, but all he is doing is pissing off fellow trustees and making life difficult for everyone."

Then PLEASE come tell him in-person at the Board meeting tonight,
or if you cannot, then at the next Board meeting in August.

Make SURE you make it clear where you are from and please find others in the W/S area to join you.

Your neighbors are the only people who can fix this, but only if you come to the meetings and tell him.


Posted by PACT parent, a resident of Rex Manor
on Jul 1, 2015 at 5:36 am

Nelson wont resign now, he's totally won!

You decide, which group are the "takers"?

Nelson and Coladonato have already taken $30million from the district and locked it away for the exclusive use of building a new Slater School no mater what damage it will do.

Slater just got $30million lock-box funding, Stevenson NOT on any list to get any Measure-G money.

Stevenson is NOT even on the list of schools to get ANY of the Measure-G money for critical repairs or any upgrades at all!

And yet the Slater Advocates on the Board (Nelson and Coladonato) have taken $30million out of the general fund and tied it up in a reserve fund for the exclusive purpose of building a new district standard 450-600 school in Whisman/Slater.

Slater gets well over $30million, Stevenson gets ZERO, yeah those "greedy"...wait, WHO is being greedy?

Slater assured $30million budget already and Stevenson ZERO, yeah, see, that proves how "greedy" the Stevenson families are we want NOTHING from Measure-G and would be happy with NO construction MONEY at all. See, there is the proof of how greedy the Stevenson families are....uh,,huh? Did I read that right?

The $30million the Board voted to be specifically set aside in a special reserve account for the Slater School at the above Board meeting didn't even get mentioned in this article. (That $30million number is rounding down.)

That seems very odd, since this huge Slater set-aside also takes away from district funds which could be spent on other things.

The Slater School now has a $30million budget (which is 3/4 the budget of the whole Castro 2-school project) and yet still Stevenson is NOT even on the LIST of schools getting construction money.

Well, I guess if that's the price the Board decides we must pay to stay at Stevenson, we'll find a way to make due with what we have. As long as we can stay where we are, we will find a way to survive until the next bond measure, whatever year that may come in


Posted by Majority rules , a resident of Slater
on Jul 1, 2015 at 7:58 am

@ PACT parent

"Nelson and Coladonato have already taken $30million from the district and locked it away for the exclusive use of building a new Slater School no mater what damage it will do."

How do 2 out of 5 members do something without majority approval. Why name just the two members? Why not list all of the majority voters?


Posted by LMGTS, a resident of another community
on Jul 1, 2015 at 10:12 am

Help me out here Pact. You want neighborhood parents of the Whisman area to go bash board members because your school didn't get money's alicated towards your needs.
Some of you will, as you say, "will survive and make do"as long as you stay where you are.
No wonder teachers, administrators are looking to leave MVWSD. Parents what you are doing is dangerous. It's divisive. Your teaching your kids that separation is equal.
Slater neighborhood is in need of a school SLATER SCHOOL.


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