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For Slater, a new lease on life

Original post made on Apr 25, 2014

In stark contrast to the teary-eyed students wandering around the Slater playground in June 2006, the crowd at last week's school board meeting was decidedly upbeat as they got a good reception to their request to reopen Slater elementary school this fall.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Jessica
a resident of North Whisman
on Apr 25, 2014 at 10:00 am

The support of the community for re-opening a neighborhood school within the Whisman/Slater area was great at last week's meeting. But we still need to show the Board that there is a large contingency of people that are interested in this.
Please sign our petition at: Web Link to show your support for re-opening a school in our neighborhood.
Thank you!

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Posted by Robert
a resident of Slater
on Apr 25, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Robert is a registered user.

It may come as a surprise to some but the former Whisman District residents are currently paying 20% more in school bond taxes than their MVSD counterparts. If you are living North of Middlefield, that's you. This inequity will increase as the bonds mature.
Please note the responses are embedded and come directly from Tony Hsieh of Keygent.

1. Are the Projected Tax Rates really going to be about $50 more (per $100,000) for the Whisman Portion compared to the Mountain View Portion for the five years 2021-2025?"

Yes, based upon current estimates of assessed value growth of 4.85% per year.


3. Is the total Projected Tax Rate (2021-2025) for Whisman Portion about $82 per $100,000 and MV Portion $34 per $100,000?"

Depending on the year you are looking at, the total tax for the Whisman portion would range from $81.77 to $89.00 per $100,000 and the Mountain View portion would range from $32.95 to $34.34 per $100,000

And still we have no school

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Posted by Jessica
a resident of North Whisman
on Apr 27, 2014 at 8:30 am

The topic of reopening a Whisman area school will be on this week's Board Meeting agenda at the MVWSD Board Meeting on Thursday, May 1, 8:40pm (yes, we are the last item on the agenda)

The school board meeting last week to present our ideas on re-opening a neighborhood school in the Whisman/Slater area was a success and a start in the right direction. The next step in this process will take place this Thursday, May 1 when the School Board will hold a discussion during their regular board meeting on this topic. See the agenda link -- item on the last page: Web Link.

The discussion will take place at the District Board Room, 760-A San Pierre Way at 8:40pm.

If you are interested to hear what the school board has to say about our ideas and other ideas they have been thinking about, this would be a good meeting to attend. There will be time for community input as well, so we encourage anyone who wants their voice to be heard about the options for a local school to please come and give your input.

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