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News - November 18, 2011

New school boundaries for MV Whisman?

Changes in store for Bubb, Castro and Monte Loma students

by Nick Veronin

The Mountain View Whisman School District may change the attendance boundaries of three local elementary schools next year.

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Posted by Outraged, a resident of Shoreline West
on Nov 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

We bought a home specifically for the schools associated with it and I imagine many people rent or bought homes for the same reason. I think it is unreasonable, unfair and just unnecessary to change these at will, for feel-good reasons. The next action will be moving around the middle and high schools I'm sure. Stop trying to do this type of busy work that has major ramifications to many citizens of Mountain View and focus on getting scores up in the existing environment.

Posted by Concerned, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 18, 2011 at 8:14 am

This will serve to further segregate the Mountain View schools into racial and socio-economic sections/schools. I noticed that the boundary changes move the children living in "high density housing" to lower performing schools. Many parents do rent or buy based on the school the property is associated with, it can be a significant change in property value if a property is associated with a different school. FIY, my student will not be impacted by this change, but I see the trajectery of the proposed changes as a concern.