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News - February 22, 2008

Google manager joins school board

Mountain View Whisman picks 'math guru' Edward Bailey to fill vacancy

by Casey Weiss

With the local elementary school district facing steep budget cuts, last week its board of trustees appointed a local parent with a background in math and business to fill its vacancy.

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Posted by GSB, a resident of Castro City
on Feb 22, 2008 at 9:17 am

Great choice by the school board. Both Bailey and the runner-up, Shondricka Burrell, were highly qualified.

Posted by Enough!, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 22, 2008 at 7:00 pm

Finally someone with a resume and experience to shake up the school district. (I just hope its not another version of the city's relationship with Google, that of a whore which will do anything for money.) Too bad they couldn't get a representative from the hispanic community on board as well, those poor people never seem to get any voice. It also seems that the board is even more heavily tipped now toward the Huff school neighborhood--looks like that's where all the power and money in this town comes from.

Posted by W.C.S, a resident of Waverly Park
on Feb 24, 2008 at 10:34 am

You mean tipped toward Bubb neighborhood? And I'm not sure that the Bailey family living in the Bubb neigborhood, assuming they do, directly influences what happens at Bubb. Mr Bailey seems, at first impression, to sincerely want to help the district as a whole, and support public education as many of us do. He is a great addition to the Board.

Google has attracted an amazing amount of talent and really nice people to the area; we as Mountain View residents are lucky. And as most all of Mountain View, Old Mountain View median home prices are holding steady:-)

As for Hispanic representation and support, MVWSD seems to be doing a great job. I can say for a fact that Castro school, with a much higher percentage of Hispanic students, has many more programs to assist the children than Bubb, Huff, and Landels Schools. Because of Demographics, Those schools' students perform well with less support.