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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 | 6690 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 | 9635 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 | 4198 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 | 6804 Views

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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. 1778 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 | 7389 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 | 8674 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 9136 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 | 2978 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Help Eliminate the Digital Divide for MV Children

One opportunity that came up in last night's Mountain View Whisman school board meeting is that students don't have laptops....

Original post made by Christopher Chiang on Apr. 3, 2020
There are no comments yet. 353 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Young chalk artists brighten the mood in Cuesta Park

The Cuesta Park neighborhood got a lot more colorful Friday, as nearly 50 families participated in a display of sidewalk...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Take their pictures!, on Mar 26, 2020 at 12:28 pm | 6 comments | 5947 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Supervisors OK universal meal program for hungry kids in Santa Clara County

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved establishing a "universal meal pilot program"...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Bernadette, on Mar 14, 2020 at 3:36 pm | 2 comments | 2586 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View school districts announce new policies to slow spread of new coronavirus

With 37 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Santa Clara County and the county's first death reported today, local schools...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Mountain View Resident, on Mar 13, 2020 at 12:04 pm | 28 comments | 22972 Views

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Stanford cancels in-person classes; two students in isolation pending COVID-19 test results

Stanford has become the second major U.S. university to cancel in-person classes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus....

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2020
Last comment by poor poor Cuesta, on Mar 8, 2020 at 4:22 pm | 10 comments | 3101 Views

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Stanford creates new coronavirus test that produces fast results

Stanford Health Care has invented a new test for the COVID-19 disease and is using it to verify suspected cases of the illness...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 6, 2020 at 6:38 pm | 6 comments | 6957 Views

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Mountain View Whisman finds itself $500K short on developer fees

Mountain View's first North Bayshore housing project generated $12 million in funding for local schools. But when it came...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2020
Last comment by Not voting for T, on Feb 22, 2020 at 5:23 pm | 22 comments | 9366 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A daughter's disability. A mother's ingenuity. And the playground that's launching a revolution.

Olenka Steciw Villarreal and Jill Hoffspiegel Asher, the forces behind Magical Bridge, see "all-abilities" playgrounds not...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by Probably74, on Feb 19, 2020 at 9:32 pm | 1 comment | 7017 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD polls: Put Bullis Charter School in Mountain View

Finding a home for Bullis Charter School has been a contentious issue that has split Los Altos School District residents...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by not a bad idea, on Feb 11, 2020 at 7:19 pm | 74 comments | 6653 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors to weigh food assistance pilot program for hungry students

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors next week will discuss a pilot support program for food-insecure students. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 10, 2020 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 2073 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View Whisman board approves $259M school bond measure for March 2020 ballot

The Mountain View Whisman School District is asking voters to approve a $259 million bond aimed at fixing old school facilities...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by How Long?, on Feb 9, 2020 at 9:57 am | 24 comments | 10024 Views
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