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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grocery program throws a lifeline to families at Mountain View's highest-needs school

Schools may be closed during the coronavirus pandemic, but hundreds of families are still showing up at Castro Elementary...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2020
Last comment by Sandi Puett, on Jun 13, 2020 at 7:58 am | 2 comments | 8075 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students' racist Instagram post spurs protest at Saint Francis High School

An estimated 50 to 100 people upset over racist social media posts by Saint Francis High School students marched on Monday...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2020
Last comment by Whoops, on Jun 11, 2020 at 8:51 am | 18 comments | 18336 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter to the editor: Let's have graduation at Shoreline Amphitheatre

In a letter to the editor, Los Altos resident James Klazura proposes that Shoreline Amphitheatre host modified graduation...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by Alice - Cooper, on Jun 3, 2020 at 6:13 pm | 7 comments | 4459 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Deficits rise as Mountain View Whisman spends big on technology, teacher salaries

Mountain View Whisman School District's deficit spending has more than doubled to $3.3 million this year, following pay raises...

Original post made on May. 26, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on May 30, 2020 at 3:15 pm | 6 comments | 8444 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Facing a shaky financial future, Stanford projects budget cuts, layoffs

Stanford University, projecting a $267 million loss from the first six months of the coronavirus shutdown, is planning for...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by MV Resident, LASD, on May 29, 2020 at 2:56 pm | 1 comment | 4057 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County allows for car parades in time for graduation

Santa Clara County officials are rolling back restrictions this week to allow drive-through celebrations and car parades,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Avid Reader, on May 19, 2020 at 10:39 pm | 3 comments | 5481 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Proposed teacher reassignments at Mistral dropped following outcry

Mountain View Whisman School District administrators are walking back a decision to reassign 40% of the teachers at Mistral...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by MV Resident, on May 19, 2020 at 4:59 pm | 25 comments | 7505 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Why I voted in favor of implementing a credit-no credit grading system in MVLA schools this semester

In a guest opinion, Sanjay Dave, president of the Mountain View Los Altos High School District school board, writes about...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2020
Last comment by Concerned parent , on May 18, 2020 at 3:07 pm | 20 comments | 8958 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

COVID-19 testing expands in Santa Clara, San Mateo counties

Starting this week, certain individuals who do not have COVID-19 symptoms will be able to get tested, thanks to new efforts...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by OldTimer, on May 15, 2020 at 4:52 pm | 2 comments | 4845 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Obituaries: Mary Jo Milks

This week in obituaries, read about the life of Mary Jo Milks, a Mountain View resident who spent her retirement years volunteering...

Original post made on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by Ellen Wheeler, on May 11, 2020 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 2196 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'I didn't get to say goodbye': Graduating seniors grapple with unexpected ending to their high school careers

Local seniors have expressed disappointment and acceptance over how the coronavirus has upended their final chapter of high...

Original post made on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by Reader, on May 11, 2020 at 9:23 am | 2 comments | 6016 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves pay bump for teachers despite cloudy financial future

Mountain View Whisman School District teachers will be getting a 3% pay raise this year, regardless of how the new coronavirus...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2020
Last comment by District watcher, on May 8, 2020 at 1:10 pm | 14 comments | 8056 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View man arrested on molestation and child porn charges used babysitting app, police say

Police arrested a Mountain View man on suspicion of molesting at least three children and possessing child pornography that...

Original post made on May. 1, 2020
Last comment by more info...., on May 4, 2020 at 4:03 pm | 12 comments | 11098 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district grapples to bridge digital divide

In the high-tech hometown of both Google and Khan Academy, a divide over which children have access to necessary technology...

Original post made on May. 2, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on May 2, 2020 at 6:45 pm | 1 comment | 4951 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View schools launch distance learning plan, but student access is a problem

Starting last week, every student in the Mountain View Whisman School District began receiving online biweekly lessons in...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on May 2, 2020 at 6:32 pm | 23 comments | 8004 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Mateo County to enforce face masks for the public, essential employees

County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow is now requiring residents and essential employees to wear face coverings when out...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2376 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Let’s not allow COVID-19 to harm any student’s grades

In an op-ed, Mountain View Los Altos High School District board member Phil Faillace writes about why he voted against the...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2020
Last comment by parent of high schooler, on Apr 15, 2020 at 3:39 pm | 45 comments | 9534 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students in Mountain View, Los Altos high schools to forgo letter grades this semester

Students in the Mountain View Los Altos High School District won't be receiving letter grades this semester. Instead, their...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2020
Last comment by Jon Keeling, on Apr 15, 2020 at 12:08 pm | 22 comments | 10320 Views

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Mountain View school officials, bracing for months of closures, shift gears to online learning

Mountain View Whisman School District administrators are set to unveil a comprehensive roadmap next week for how to teach...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Disappointed Parent, on Apr 8, 2020 at 10:59 pm | 29 comments | 10070 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: 5 ways to help our community right now

In an op-ed, Midpeninsula residents Sarahi Espinoza-Salamanca, Melanie Bielefeld, Mary Jane Marcus and Barbara Weinstein...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2020
Last comment by Mirror, on Apr 6, 2020 at 7:56 am | 5 comments | 3766 Views
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