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Governor, state Legislature reach $2B deal for schools to reopen by March 31

California lawmakers are expected to pass a new bill Thursday that would push -- though not require -- school districts across...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2021
Last comment by Gerard Shonk, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 812 Views


Families file $20M defamation lawsuit against Saint Francis, defending sons against blackface allegations

The parents of two former Saint Francis High School students have sued the Mountain View private Catholic school for $20...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2021
Last comment by corrections, 10 hours ago | 3 comments | 6213 Views


Atherton couple donates $80M to Stanford children's hospital, medical school

An Atherton couple has given $80 million to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford University's School...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 24, 2021 at 1:43 pm | 1 comment | 2047 Views


'A first step:' Mountain View Los Altos school board approves $1.2M to bring student groups on campus

The Mountain View Los Altos school board on Monday allocated $1.2 million to offer more in-person support to students, a...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2021
Last comment by Richard, on Feb 19, 2021 at 6:51 am | 3 comments | 6237 Views


Teacher housing plan gains momentum as Palo Alto City Council voices support

A proposal to build 110 apartments for teachers and school district staff near California Avenue gained momentum last week....

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 18, 2021 at 8:22 pm | 3 comments | 2648 Views


People ages 16-64 with developmental disabilities, high-risk conditions eligible for COVID-19 vaccines next month

Starting March 15, anyone ages 16-64 with a developmental disability, cancer or other conditions that would put them at risk...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2021
Last comment by SRB, on Feb 16, 2021 at 8:38 am | 1 comment | 6962 Views


Teacher vaccines in California determined by location, luck

Vaccinating teachers has become a central sticking point in talks between districts and unions for returning students in...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2021
Last comment by 3rdMAW, on Feb 12, 2021 at 6:36 pm | 2 comments | 4066 Views


Santa Clara, San Mateo counties now allowed to reopen still-closed K-6 schools

Four Bay Area counties can now resume in-person classes at all public K-6 schools after their rate of new coronavirus cases...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2021
Last comment by ML Kyle, on Feb 10, 2021 at 8:28 am | 1 comment | 8689 Views


Mountain View-Los Altos district looks to expand in-person support for students

The Mountain View-Los Altos school board directed staff last week to plan to bring more students back to campuses when Santa...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 4, 2021 at 10:34 am | 7 comments | 6344 Views


How Mountain View and Los Altos schools are approaching reopening

Two distinct approaches to reopening schools are playing out in the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District and...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2021
Last comment by AmyGregory, on Feb 1, 2021 at 2:14 am | 7 comments | 7677 Views


Mountain View Whisman district remains cautious about reopening schools

The Mountain View Whisman School District, hamstrung by state guidelines that restrict schools from reopening until the countywide...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 26, 2021 at 9:36 am | 6 comments | 4764 Views


Newsom's school reopening plan puts tight deadlines on districts, legislature

Schools would have to offer in-person learning for primary students starting Feb. 16 in order to get the full funds under...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2021
Last comment by bobfily, on Jan 25, 2021 at 2:11 am | 2 comments | 2286 Views


Racist vandalism discovered at Huff Elementary School

Police are investigating a vandalism case after overtly racist messages were found spray painted on a classroom at Huff Elementary...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2020
Last comment by HAB, on Jan 22, 2021 at 11:17 am | 22 comments | 7610 Views


Here's who'll be eligible for the next phases of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution program is well underway in Santa Clara County, which could move to...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2021
Last comment by Polomom, on Jan 11, 2021 at 9:44 pm | 3 comments | 4719 Views


Former school board member wins Brown Act case against Mountain View Whisman School District

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge has sided with a former Mountain View School District trustee who filed a lawsuit...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2021
Last comment by Otto Maddox, on Jan 4, 2021 at 5:57 pm | 4 comments | 5013 Views


Newsom announces $450-per-student incentive to reopen schools

After painting a dark forecast for the pandemic earlier this week, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday offered parents and students...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Jan 4, 2021 at 3:42 pm | 1 comment | 4588 Views


Holiday Fund: CSMA's arts education moves from the classroom to online

When local schools and businesses closed their doors due to COVID-19 in March, the Community School of Music & Arts acted...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2020
Last comment by Kyle, on Dec 26, 2020 at 4:02 pm | 1 comment | 3150 Views


Virus outbreaks unavoidable as school campuses reopen, experts warn

As schools inch closer to reopening campuses in some parts of California, medical experts are warning that the spread of...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by Luke Jefferies, on Dec 9, 2020 at 8:32 pm | 2 comments | 4184 Views


too late for Smoke Filters for MVWSD's new AC systems?

In a very recent School Board meeting there was a Consent Agenda approval of a $12 million contract to replace old heating/Air...

Original post made by Steven Nelson on Nov. 24, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 2, 2020 at 9:55 am | 3 comments | 290 Views


Schools can remain open, despite Santa Clara County's new coronavirus restrictions

Santa Clara County schools that have resumed in-person classes recently will be allowed to remain open despite the county...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2020
Last comment by NilanCors, on Nov 26, 2020 at 4:50 am | 2 comments | 3539 Views
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