Fixing the bells Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Jun 16, 2010 at 12:26 pm
Starting this fall, school bells will ring in concert at all of the elementary schools in the Mountain View Whisman School District. The new, uniform bell schedule should save money, and fix a hectic transportation situation that often leaves children unsupervised while they wait for their parents or the bus, district officials said.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 12:19 PM
Posted by John the Man, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Jun 16, 2010 at 12:26 pm
More having to deal with the in-fighting of Whisman people in the district still trying to exert their will. Nine years after the merger and schools in the district were STILL on different bell schedules? C'mon.....
Psst, Whisman hangers-on: it's over. Your district is no longer and hasn't existed in years now. Stop and get with the program. Stop fighting over the merger and grow up. The children will ultimately thank you since.... you know, your job tasks are ultimately supposed to be about them, not you. You might have read that somewhere, maybe now is a good time to remind you all.
Posted by bex, a resident of the Rex Manor neighborhood, on Jun 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm
I think the previous comment is misinformed. Actually Whisman always had uniform schedules and Mountain View is finally adopting theirs? Old Mouuntain View Schools had poorly synchronised bell schedules as a hang over from the old days, and they are going adopt the old Whisman schools schedules.
Posted by Clyde, a resident of the Whisman Station neighborhood, on Jun 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm
Who gives a rat's ass about the old Mountain View School District vs. the old Whisman School District. They were boundaries and nothing more. The district is about children and nothing more. Time to get rid of the old dinosaurs who sew this division and discontent.
Posted by John the Man, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Jun 16, 2010 at 10:12 pm
Clyde, you'd be surprised how many people who work for MVWSD are still bitter about Whisman going away. Why do you think it took generations for the two to merge in the first place? It was never the MV school district that didn't want it, it was always Whisman.
And those people are STILL trying to exert some control over it all. They are still fighting that battle.
It's very dysfunctional and it just hurts the students in the end. But it still goes on in the district office a lot.