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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View Whisman takes an 'extremely conservative' approach to its budget, planning three years of deficit spending

The Mountain View Whisman School District is planning for three years of deficit-spending in its budget, but officials hope...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2022
Last comment by LongResident, on Jul 3, 2022 at 2:06 pm | 2 comments | 1253 Views

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Food for Thought truck offering free summer meals for kids in Mountain View

Mountain View Whisman School District's (MVWSD) Food for Thought Food Truck is back again this summer providing nutritious,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 16, 2022 at 3:08 pm | 1 comment | 2057 Views

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In town hall, local Congress members talk about gun violence prevention

In honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Rep. Anna Eshoo held a virtual town hall Friday with Rep. Mike Thompson...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2022
Last comment by , on Jun 6, 2022 at 3:37 pm | 1 comment | 1695 Views

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How Newsom would close the achievement gap in California schools

Gov. Gavin Newsom advocates "completely reimagining" California's schools to equalize academic outcomes, but will it work? Read...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2022
Last comment by TomR, on Jun 4, 2022 at 8:05 am | 4 comments | 1787 Views

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Police investigating antisemitic graffiti at an elementary school as a hate crime

The Mountain View Police Department is investigating antisemitic graffiti discovered at Landels Elementary School this week...

Original post made on May. 10, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on May 10, 2022 at 8:59 am | 1 comment | 3615 Views

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School district considers tax measure that city fears could jeopardize housing growth

Plans for housing growth have local education leaders searching for ways to fund new schools. However, the city is warning...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2022
Last comment by LongResident, on Apr 27, 2022 at 3:05 am | 4 comments | 4192 Views

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New state task force sets out to combat declining student enrollment rates

A task force that will help combat declining student enrollment rates throughout California was announced Thursday by Tony...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2022
Last comment by , on Apr 25, 2022 at 3:36 pm | 1 comment | 2396 Views

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Mountain View police release findings of investigation into crash that killed 13-year-old

Graham Middle School student Andre Retana had fallen off his bicycle in front of a construction truck, where the driver could...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2022
Last comment by Polomom, on Apr 8, 2022 at 6:02 pm | 19 comments | 7322 Views

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Mountain View Whisman school board approves three-year deal with teachers union

Mountain View Whisman's school board formally signed off on a contract agreement with the district's teachers union at an...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Apr 8, 2022 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 2904 Views

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With the help of an outside mediator, Mountain View Whisman reaches tentative union contract

The Mountain View Whisman School District and its teachers union have reached a tentative three-year contract agreement with...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2022
Last comment by , on Mar 31, 2022 at 4:16 pm | 1 comment | 3283 Views

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MV Whisman announces end of indoor mask requirement, though face coverings are still strongly recommended

For the first time in two years, masks will no longer be required in Mountain View's elementary and middle school classrooms...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 27, 2022 at 9:11 am | 1 comment | 2491 Views

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Will the pandemic leave a lasting mark on baby brains?

Emerging research suggests that some babies and toddlers might be developing differently because of the coronavirus, their...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2022
Last comment by , on Mar 15, 2022 at 2:45 pm | 1 comment | 1439 Views

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Some local preschools and day care centers decide it's time to drop the masks

With new state and county guidelines making masks optional, some preschools and daycares will lift their mask mandates. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2022
Last comment by Data Scientist, on Mar 11, 2022 at 9:29 am | 1 comment | 2232 Views

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'A gentler start' as local school districts prepare to expand transitional kindergarten

Getting a classmate a Band-Aid, putting crayons away and gardening are some of the activities on a typical day in transitional...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2022
Last comment by Jim L., on Mar 9, 2022 at 3:45 pm | 3 comments | 2521 Views

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Silicon Valley day care closures sideline working mothers

A lack of affordable day care drove women out of the workforce when COVID-19 hit and more than 300 day care centers closed...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2022
Last comment by Parks, on Mar 8, 2022 at 3:38 pm | 1 comment | 2513 Views

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High schools plan to lift indoor mask mandate March 12, while Mountain View Whisman hasn't announced an end date

Wearing a mask indoors is expected to become optional, though recommended, at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools starting...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2022
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Mar 2, 2022 at 2:17 pm | 1 comment | 2870 Views

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Demonstrators gather to support Mountain View Whisman teachers union in contract dispute with school district

Dozens of teachers, parents and students rallied at the corner of Castro Street and El Camino Real Thursday afternoon to...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 19, 2022 at 3:02 pm | 4 comments | 3474 Views

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Mountain View Whisman considers expanding scope of Monta Loma redesign

The Mountain View Whisman district is going back to the drawing board after a proposal to fence off Monta Loma school and...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2022
Last comment by Mark, on Feb 18, 2022 at 1:24 pm | 10 comments | 2698 Views

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Mountain View Whisman reaches agreement on staff contract, but teachers union talks hit an impasse

The Mountain View Whisman School District Board of Trustees approved pay increases for many of its employees – but not...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2022
Last comment by A, on Feb 17, 2022 at 9:49 pm | 4 comments | 2554 Views

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Parents lose patience over school mask mandate

Since state health officials decreed the end of the mask mandate for restaurants and grocery stores last week, frustrated...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2022
Last comment by Nora S., on Feb 16, 2022 at 4:07 pm | 1 comment | 1872 Views
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