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Minimally Qualifed Teachers at MVWSD Middle Schools

Original post made by MVWSD Watchdog, Old Mountain View, on Jun 1, 2011

I encourage all parents to research the credentials of their children's teachers. Some results are shocking. One 8th grade social science teacher can't even meet the requirements for the required credential. One math teacher is listed as not even having a credential. There are highly qualified teachers, but on average they tend to be non-tenured. The following link will allow parents to be informed. This is why the tool is made available by the state. Here is the link.

Web Link


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Posted by local parent
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 27, 2011 at 9:19 pm

How can they keep teachers who aren't properly credentialed? With all the qualified teachers looking for jobs, it doesn't make any sense.

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Posted by Very Concerned Parent
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 3, 2011 at 10:14 am

Great link. Here's what I found when I queried the head of the math department at Whisman's Graham middle school. If you look at the bottom you will see the only credential, an emergency substitute credential, is only good for 30 days of instruction!?! And then what happens? And the district has gone on record as saying there is a problem with math at the middle school level. It doesn't get much worse than this! This is as good as we can do!?! And here we are in the middle of Silicon Valley, the high-tech math-based center of the world!?!

Document Title

Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit

Document Number


Authorization Code(s)


This permit authorizes the holder to serve as a substitute teacher for not more than thirty days for any one teacher during a school year in grades twelve and below, including preschool, and in classes organized primarily for adults. The holder may serve on this permit in any county in which the document is registered provided the employing agency has a statement of need on file for the school year.

Renewal Code(s)


To renew this permit, the holder needs to submit an application and fee through his or her employing school district or county office of education, or directly to the Commission.

Issuance Date


Expiration Date


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Posted by Ned
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 3, 2011 at 8:40 pm

It looks like the school district is operating along the lines of the Day Worker Center!