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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Despite cuts, school board approves budget with deficit spending

Coming down from a period of spectacular growth and booming budgets, the Mountain View Whisman School District adopted a...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2019
Last comment by Politics, on Jul 10, 2019 at 9:42 am | 12 comments | 2683 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View Los Altos Pumas soccer team heads to Colorado as semi-finalists

The Silicon Valley is known for its prowess in the field of tech, but on Friday, July 12, a group of 13-year-olds from Mountain...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2019
Last comment by AYSO parent, on Jul 9, 2019 at 6:08 pm | 1 comment | 3518 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local board-game inventor helps Palo Alto summer-school students get in the game

The days of dreading summer school are in the past for rising fourth-graders at Ohlone Elementary School as a new program...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jul 8, 2019 at 10:30 am | 1 comment | 3018 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View Whisman district spends $95k for coaching new budget officer

The Mountain View Whisman school board voted to appoint Stevenson Elementary School Principal Rebecca Westover as the district's...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2019
Last comment by another community member, on Jul 5, 2019 at 6:16 pm | 20 comments | 3337 Views

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Los Altos school board approves $155 million land purchase in Mountain View

The Los Altos School District's board of trustees voted unanimously to spend $155 million to buy land for a school in the...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2019
Last comment by WeWillMissKohl’sInMtnView, on Jun 29, 2019 at 2:38 pm | 5 comments | 2795 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View-Los Altos board approves policy for stadium lights on high school fields

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School District's board of trustees unanimously agreed on a plan to install stadium lights...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2019
Last comment by Cynthia Greaves, on Jun 14, 2019 at 10:11 am | 2 comments | 1992 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Smiles but sadness as Milk Pail says goodbye

As a way to say goodbye, Milk Pail owner Steve Rasmussen and his family threw a party as one last hurrah. And the event...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2019
Last comment by A resident, on Jun 12, 2019 at 9:11 am | 2 comments | 4695 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hundreds of Mountain View Whisman students must change schools this fall

Hundreds of students will be saying goodbye to their old campuses and going somewhere new in the upcoming school year. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by Enrollment Update Stupidity, on Jun 12, 2019 at 12:43 am | 11 comments | 4684 Views

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Major leadership changes on the way for Mountain View Whisman schools

The Mountain View Whisman School District has selected three new principals, an assistant principal and a chief business...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2019
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 11, 2019 at 5:21 pm | 17 comments | 5486 Views

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With a little help, Alta Vista grads triumph through adversity

Like many Alta Vista students donning a cap and gown this year, graduating senior Timothy Martinez said his diploma was never...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2019
Last comment by Jim and Pat Barnum, on Jun 8, 2019 at 9:26 am | 2 comments | 2400 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary principal resigns shortly before new school's grand opening

After spending a year leading a school that has yet to open, Vargas Elementary School's principal announced his resignation,...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2019
Last comment by KittyCatty, on Jun 6, 2019 at 10:56 pm | 19 comments | 5867 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Crime brief: Police say threat against Mountain View High School not credible

Police are maintaining a more visible presence at Mountain View High School after rumors that someone had made threats against...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2019
Last comment by MVHS Parent, on Jun 6, 2019 at 7:27 am | 4 comments | 2929 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman school district spends big on legal fees

The Mountain View Whisman School District cut big checks to law firms this year, spending over $360,000 so far on matters...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2019
Last comment by Anotherneighbor, on Jun 5, 2019 at 12:59 pm | 2 comments | 1864 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman school district spends big on legal fees

The Mountain View Whisman School District cut big checks to law firms this year, spending over $360,000 so far on matters...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2019
Last comment by MVWSD can do better, on Jun 1, 2019 at 9:20 pm | 1 comment | 477 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lawsuit: Theuerkauf teacher says she was fired after reporting sexual harassment

A former Theuerkauf Elementary School teacher filed a lawsuit alleging she was fired in retaliation for reporting a hostile...

Original post made on May. 20, 2019
Last comment by countryroad, on May 27, 2019 at 1:23 pm | 12 comments | 4089 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park woman who paid $15K in college admissions scam pleads guilty

Menlo Park resident Marjorie Klapper pleaded guilty Friday in the national college admissions scam, becoming the fourth parent...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by mv dweller, on May 24, 2019 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 2066 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district ready to revoke Bullis Mountain View's charter

Efforts to open a new charter school in Mountain View are expected to end unceremoniously next month, as school district...

Original post made on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by LongResident, on May 20, 2019 at 2:04 pm | 12 comments | 1506 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Audience participation

Wearing a broad smile, Charlotte listens to librarian Renee Ting singing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" at the Mountain...

Original post made on May. 20, 2019
Last comment by , on May 20, 2019 at 8:20 am | 1 comment | 1869 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis Charter OKs two-year facilities agreement with LASD, averting standoff

The Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School announced a two-year facilities agreement, buying more time to hammer...

Original post made on May. 12, 2019
Last comment by @MartyK, on May 18, 2019 at 1:01 pm | 19 comments | 2993 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district accuses Bullis Mountain View of violating its charter

Bullis Mountain View has dropped plans to open a new charter school in Mountain View this fall, but that hasn't stopped the...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2019
Last comment by LongResident, on May 12, 2019 at 2:18 pm | 21 comments | 5685 Views
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