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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Skewed demographics cause MV Whisman to consider prioritizing low-income students at choice schools

Only 7% of Stevenson students are socioeconomically disadvantaged, versus a district average of 29%. That's in stark contrast...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, 8 hours ago | 6 comments | 1803 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pandemic induces staff shortages at local schools

Midpeninsula school districts are having trouble finding people to fill a variety of positions, including substitute teachers,...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2021
Last comment by James Thurber, on Oct 14, 2021 at 2:47 pm | 1 comment | 1350 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis adds admissions preferences for low-income students after sharp questioning about school's lack of diversity

The Santa Clara County Board of Education on Oct. 6 approved changes to the Los Altos school's admission preferences that...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2021
Last comment by LongResident, on Oct 10, 2021 at 2:40 pm | 10 comments | 4324 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Saint Francis High School evacuated in second recent bomb threat at local school

St. Francis High students and staff safely evacuated to Cuesta Park Tuesday after someone called in a bomb threat to the...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by Mtn View Mom, on Oct 5, 2021 at 6:14 pm | 1 comment | 5566 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman board plans to meet face-to-face, though public will stay remote

The Mountain View Whisman School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to keep having the public take part online...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2021
Last comment by Gracie, on Sep 29, 2021 at 10:26 pm | 2 comments | 2781 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Facing county pressure, Bullis Charter School moves to prioritize enrolling low-income students

Bullis Charter School is looking to set aside 10% of its open seats for children who qualify for free or reduce priced school...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by LongResident, on Sep 20, 2021 at 3:37 pm | 11 comments | 3398 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A powerful legacy: New school name honors community activist Amy Imai, who spent WWII in internment camp

Amy Imai spent a lifetime sharing her experiences as a Japanese American interned during World War II in the hope that the...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2021
Last comment by Joan MacDonald, on Sep 14, 2021 at 6:43 pm | 3 comments | 3994 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bay Area under third straight Spare the Air alert

Air district officials extended a Spare the Air alert through Tuesday as wildfire smoke and haze linger in Bay Area skies. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 7, 2021 at 4:49 pm | 1 comment | 1748 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Want to speak at an MVLA board meeting? You'll need to show up in person

The Zoom era is over for the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District's board. The district is running in-person...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 7, 2021 at 4:36 pm | 8 comments | 3092 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

After battle over school fences, Mountain View Whisman seeks $9M redesign of Monta Loma's park

The Mountain View Whisman School District is looking to completely revamp Monta Loma Park following a controversial decision...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2021
Last comment by Ray, on Sep 7, 2021 at 1:07 pm | 21 comments | 8524 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Study links smoke from 2020 wildfires to rise in COVID cases, deaths

A new study that links wildfire smoke with rising COVID-19 infections and deaths did not surprise local experts, who said...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 27, 2021 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 1225 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students, school staff test positive for COVID-19 as school year begins

Local school districts are reporting a handful of student and staff COVID cases now that school is back in session. The complex...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 22, 2021 at 4:41 pm | 1 comment | 7195 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View school employee arrested in hit-and-run allegedly made racist remarks before fleeing crash

Police arrested a Mountain View man Sunday after he allegedly crashed into another vehicle, physically assaulted the other...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2021
Last comment by Linda Trujillo , on Aug 15, 2021 at 4:40 pm | 11 comments | 5998 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student COVID-19 case reported at Vargas Elementary on the first day of school

Three people in the Mountain View Whisman School District have tested positive for COVID-19 so far this week, including one...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2021
Last comment by Kevin Forestieri, on Aug 12, 2021 at 5:09 pm | 3 comments | 12553 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Very happy, very nervous': Mountain View Whisman parents send kids back to school

More than 4,600 students arrived on campuses across the Mountain View Whisman School District for in-person learning on Wednesday...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2021
Last comment by Free Speech, on Aug 12, 2021 at 3:34 pm | 1 comment | 4673 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New study finds local airports are raising blood lead levels in children

Aircraft traffic around Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose is contaminating the area with lead, causing a spike in blood lead...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2021
Last comment by Christopher Chiang, on Aug 7, 2021 at 12:14 pm | 4 comments | 4146 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Most district teachers are vaxxed. Is that enough for parents?

As summer winds down, local school districts are facing another academic year amid a pandemic. But this time, they have vaccines...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2021
Last comment by , on Aug 6, 2021 at 5:55 pm | 1 comment | 3940 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'You did it!' Mountain View Whisman district students celebrate the end of a pandemic school year

It wasn't just local high schools that relished the chance to hold in-person graduations this summer. Schools in the K-8...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jul 2, 2021 at 9:28 am | 1 comment | 3605 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County's eviction moratorium leaves cities out, forcing local action to keep tenants housed

With Santa Clara County's latest eviction moratorium shielding renters in unincorporated areas but leaving those in cities...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 23, 2021 at 7:06 pm | 1 comment | 4253 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Huff no more: Mountain View Whisman board renames school after Amy Imai

The Mountain View Whisman School District is dropping Huff Elementary School's problematic namesake after the board voted...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2021
Last comment by lan, on Jun 22, 2021 at 5:47 pm | 5 comments | 10621 Views
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