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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View's police advisory board recommends keeping school cops, but under tighter rules

Mountain View's Public Safety Advisory Board agreed last week that school resource officers have a place on campus, serving...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2021
Last comment by Robyn Jeffries, on Dec 11, 2021 at 12:23 pm | 2 comments | 4428 Views

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Hate crime charges dropped against Mountain View Whisman employee, but misdemeanor DUI, hit-and-run and battery charges remain

A Mountain View Whisman School District employee who was put on paid leave in August following a hit and run arrest has been...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2021
Last comment by ivg, on Dec 5, 2021 at 9:26 pm | 5 comments | 3803 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pandemic-induced enrollment plunge persists for second year at local public schools

As the pandemic drags on into a second year, enrollment is still down at local schools, an Almanac and Palo Alto Weekly data...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 21, 2021 at 10:12 am | 10 comments | 5674 Views

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Bubb, Monta Loma elementary schools hit with offensive graffiti

Offensive and antisemitic graffiti has been found at two Mountain View elementary schools in recent weeks. Other local schools...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2021
Last comment by MVFlyer, on Nov 18, 2021 at 9:12 am | 1 comment | 5283 Views

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Bubb Elementary School closed for the day due to bomb, shooting threat

Police were searching Bubb's campus after the school's principal got an email Thursday morning claiming multiple bombs were...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2021
Last comment by Ariel DeLaCruz, on Nov 6, 2021 at 12:18 pm | 2 comments | 7153 Views

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'Destructive activities' prompt Mountain View Whisman to add security cameras to school campuses

The Mountain View Whisman School District plans to install security cameras on its campuses next summer in hopes of preventing...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2021
Last comment by LongResident, on Nov 3, 2021 at 4:59 pm | 1 comment | 4529 Views

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Peer-led mental health program lets students know they're not alone

From setting up panels on suicide prevention to creating social media posts about resources for survivors of sexual violence,...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2021
Last comment by smorr, on Nov 1, 2021 at 3:35 pm | 1 comment | 4179 Views

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Much-needed park space is finally coming to Mountain View's San Antonio neighborhood

The San Antonio area of Mountain View has been starved for green space for years, dominated instead by concrete, high-density...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2021
Last comment by Joshua K., on Oct 31, 2021 at 12:24 pm | 3 comments | 13872 Views

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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 Frank Johnson, on Oct 29, 2021 at 9:54 am | 2 comments | 2535 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman board holds off on prioritizing low-income students at choice schools in time for next fall

The Mountain View Whisman School District Board of Trustees decided to hold off on changing its enrollment system for choice...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2021
Last comment by SRB, on Oct 24, 2021 at 7:54 am | 3 comments | 3690 Views

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Former tutor now faces 55 counts related to alleged lewd acts on students

Former Palo Alto math tutor Mark Allan Hodes' plea hearing was postponed after prosecutors added more charges that allege...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Oct 22, 2021 at 10:29 am | 1 comment | 2679 Views

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Mayor for a Day: Mountain View students tell city what they'd do if they were in change

Third grader Aanya Raychaudhuri has been thinking about climate change for as long as she can remember, so when she heard...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2021
Last comment by Joan MacDonald, on Oct 19, 2021 at 2:18 pm | 1 comment | 4406 Views

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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, on Oct 15, 2021 at 10:03 am | 6 comments | 4873 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 | 3906 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 | 6187 Views

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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 | 7720 Views

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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 | 3808 Views

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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 | 5263 Views

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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 | 6205 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 | 4320 Views
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