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Mountain View students return to campuses for the first day of school

Original post made on Aug 9, 2023

Mountain View Whisman is also looking to spend the upcoming school year addressing the lasting effects that the pandemic had on students, according to Superintendent Ayindé Rudolph.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 9, 2023, 1:25 PM

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Posted by AC
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Aug 9, 2023 at 4:34 pm

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I am concerned that the summer vacation for kids is too short.

We didn't go back to school until after Labor Day, in the past.

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 14, 2023 at 10:37 am

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I an 'continually concerned' that the disparity between races in educational progress is so giant in MVWSD. Propublica's 2017 reanalysis of pre-pandemic data came up with MVWSD as 2nd worst in Academic Achievement GAP among California districts - their metric? 3.9 years of GAP between Whites & Hispanics, only Oakland was greater at 4.0 years GAP.

The Pandemic response of MVWSD, like 9 month delay in ChromeBooks for all poor students starting the 2019-2020 school year, impaired poor student (SED) ability to match Asian and White (wealthier races) "learn-at-home" (iReady) systems. Results? Predictable!
Larger GAPS post-pandemic. W-H and A-H.

There are continuing attendance problems ("chronic absenteeism") at Castro and Therukauf. Check the state data, or the school-site School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs). By far the worst in the District!

BTW - SARC at Castro reports / less than half the state average of success in Math and English. Yet this school had -0.94% spending per pupil, LESS than the district average. The teachers on average were -3.68% percent lower salary than the district average (less experience and less teacher credential education).

These are the policies of the Board of Education, or rather, the results of such Board Policies, Administrative Regulations and official Budgets.

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 30, 2023 at 11:34 am

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Apparently Castro had to replace 4 more teachers - in the late hiring push. 8/3/23 This is just the latest example of this particular MVWSD school having (On Average) the least experienced teachers in the district. The 4 teachers are all without tenure (called "Temp" in the Status column).

Link to cover sheet on MVWSD Personnel_Report (download the pdf from there)

Web Link

33 new "Temp" teachers were hired into elementary schools in this report. The Castro new are about 12% of new staff and the Castro K-5 students are about 8.5% of the district.

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