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Community briefs: Interim city attorney picked, schools recruit substitutes and eviction help center scheduled

Original post made on Dec 18, 2021

This week in community briefs, the city of Mountain View has picked an interim city attorney, the Mountain View Whisman School District is recruiting long-term substitute teachers and an eviction help center is scheduled next week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 17, 2021, 1:46 PM

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Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Dec 18, 2021 at 9:30 am

Steven Nelson is a registered user.

MVWSD seems to be switching to a good recruitment tool - (semi)PERMANENT POOL - for substitute teachers. This will help recruit from the small pool of certificated candidates those who want more steady work. Most local districts only do day-by-day substitute assignment. This has meant - those teachers wishing 'more days/more hours/more income' have had to commit to several different districts simultaneously.

This may mean - MVWSD can keep substitutes in-house and better compete with adjacent school districts (there is an underlying teacher absentee rate that can be satisfied by this type of employment program.)

CASTRO and MISTRAL - two of the most Segregated-by-wealth schools - not surprising that they have recruitment problems. WHAT ABOUT A RECRUITMENT BONUS of plus 10 percent (or so) for those schools? The teachers union says - why a 37 percent operating RESERVES when many student needs are UNMET?

(Castro 210 and Mistral over a hundred HIGHEST NEEDS STUDENTS, - the latest available poor-and-also-English-learning student numbers available.)

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