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Flu cases temporarily close Slater program

Original post made on Nov 5, 2009

Several apparent cases of H1N1 flu prompted the Mountain View Whisman School District to close an autism program at Slater School for the latter half of the week, officials announced Wednesday. Meanwhile, despite a county-wide vaccine shortage, four clinics will be open this Saturday for high-risk residents.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 12:24 PM

Comments (6)

Posted by Evan, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Nov 5, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Where is the superintendent quoted in this article?

Nowhere.

He's tainted by scandal and can't muster up the courage to speak to the community on this important issue.

He's got his assistant doing his job. His is the kind of leadership we don't need.

Pathetic!


Posted by reader, a resident of Whisman Station
on Nov 7, 2009 at 7:00 pm

I know that everyone is doing the best that they can to keep the classrooms sanitized and clean. However, cleaning and sanitizing desk tops and counter tops won't help much if chairs and doorknobs, along with water fountains aren't also sanitized DAILY. The items most handled by students are actually pencils and they can't be sanitized. We just have to relax, build up our immunities and take it all one day at a time.


Posted by Don Frances, Mountain View Voice Editor
on Nov 7, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Don Frances is a registered user.

Evan,

Ghysels wasn't asked for a quote and none from him was needed -- this story only needed facts verified by whatever school official would do so. He did, however, send letters home to parents, as the story states.

Now, are you going to "muster up the courage" and reveal your full identity, or will you continue to call other people cowards behind the veil of anonymity?


Posted by Sid the Science Kid, a resident of Rex Manor
on Nov 7, 2009 at 9:22 pm

[Post removed due to same poster using multiple names]


Posted by Cyberg, a resident of Waverly Park
on Nov 9, 2009 at 6:53 am

There are so many posters on this forum using anonymous and multiple names and any location they feel like. You are hardly being objective, but rather engaging in thought control.

Level the playing field before you go seeking the moral high ground.


Posted by Augie, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 9, 2009 at 5:14 pm

I think the editor Don revealed a bias toward supporting the superintendent with his unecessary comment to Evan. We don't need an editor to evaluate comments here and we certainly don't need a newspaper that slants coverage of a school district in need of change.
Don, stop shmoozing up at Maurice's house and listen to what this community is saying.


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