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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Step right up folks, the school board is meeting

Members of the school community might be wondering if it's circus season in Mountain View, even though there's no sign of...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Old Steve, 4 hours ago | 8 comments | 248 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Governor signs bill eliminating 'personal belief' exemption for vaccinations

Come July 2016, California parents will no longer be able to claim a "personal belief" exemption from requirements that all...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by Otto Maddox, 6 hours ago | 11 comments | 1157 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Who wants to be a school board member?

The Mountain View Whisman School District has been a hotbed of internal strife that led former board president Chris Chiang...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2015
Last comment by Dave, on Jul 5, 2015 at 8:23 pm | 12 comments | 2675 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers get raises, with no raised voices

Last year's bitter standoff between administrators and the teachers union over salaries didn't materialize during negotiations...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by interested Observer , on Jul 4, 2015 at 10:44 pm | 1 comment | 371 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cash from rent hike earmarked for Whisman school

The Mountain View Whisman school board took its first concrete step toward opening a new school in the Whisman and Slater...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2015
Last comment by Interested Observer , on Jul 3, 2015 at 4:37 pm | 4 comments | 1867 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pricey Castro School project gets $10M in cuts

The Mountain View Whisman school board decided on June 24 to move forward with a $42 million construction project at Castro...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by just saying, on Jul 3, 2015 at 3:39 pm | 2 comments | 406 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos board asks MV to fund park purchase

The Los Altos School District is looking to partner with the city of Mountain View to build a new school in the San Antonio...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Sharing is nice, on Jul 2, 2015 at 9:40 pm | 129 comments | 5603 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View Whisman ratchets up spending

Residents who demanded that the Mountain View Whisman School District spend down its $20 million reserves may have gotten...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by crossney, on Jul 2, 2015 at 4:35 pm | 12 comments | 2122 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stevenson PACT principal resigns

In a decision that appears to have caught some by surprise, Stevenson PACT's principal, Tyler Graff, announced last week...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2015
Last comment by More Than Enough, on Jul 2, 2015 at 4:31 pm | 56 comments | 5043 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman taps former PAUSD head as interim superintendent

The Mountain View Whisman school board is tapping Kevin Skelly as the district's interim superintendent. Skelly, the former...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Saratoga Parent, on Jul 2, 2015 at 1:09 pm | 14 comments | 4233 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kevin Skelly named San Mateo Union's superintendent

Interim Mountain View Whisman School District Superintendent Kevin Skelly is taking the top post in the San Mateo Union High...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Saratoga Parent, on Jul 2, 2015 at 12:37 pm | 10 comments | 2996 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sparks fly at MV Whisman school board meeting

Tensions flared at the Mountain View Whisman School board meeting Thursday night over a normally uncontroversial contract...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by MVwTaxpayer, on Jul 2, 2015 at 11:37 am | 46 comments | 5732 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board OKs $42 M Castro school project

The Mountain View Whisman school board decided Thursday night to move forward with a $42 million transformation of the Castro...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jul 2, 2015 at 10:10 am | 9 comments | 2212 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Upgrades on the way for some MV Whisman schools

Old, leaky building riddled with dry rot soon will be a thing of the past for elementary schools like Monta Loma. The Mountain...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jul 1, 2015 at 5:42 am | 11 comments | 2101 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Steve Nelson should resign from the school board

As community leaders, as parents and teachers of students in the Mountain View Whisman School District, and as taxpayers...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jul 1, 2015 at 5:33 am | 39 comments | 2894 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New school could close down Stevenson PACT

Drawing new lines for school attendance boundaries can be a tricky task that always leaves someone dissatisfied, and that...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jul 1, 2015 at 5:28 am | 178 comments | 10724 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In-house pick to head community college district

After a months-long national search for a new chancellor to head the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, the board...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by William Hitchens, on Jun 26, 2015 at 3:50 pm | 1 comment | 1705 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View Whisman ratchets up spending

Residents who demanded that the Mountain View Whisman School District spend down its $20 million reserves may have gotten...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Ooops, on Jun 25, 2015 at 8:24 pm | 2 comments | 446 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

GoogleServe focuses efforts on local schools

The new, district-approved construction at Monta Loma Elementary School may not be underway yet, but the school still got...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2015
Last comment by CommunityService, on Jun 25, 2015 at 6:10 pm | 5 comments | 2139 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MVLA Superintendent-elect Jeff Harding has some explaining to do

In googling Jeff Harding, I see that he fired some well-liked coaches, much to the dismay of students and parents. And they...

Original post made by incognito on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Yah, it's kinda the law, on Jun 22, 2015 at 10:41 am | 2 comments | 418 Views
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