District Growth & Development

The District supports smart growth in our city, and the building of a community that allows our families and staff members to affordably live, work and thrive here in Mountain View.  The City of Mountain View has approved and is considering new development in areas such as North Bayshore, East Whisman, Terra Bella, and other projects throughout the city.

It is estimated that up to 20,000 new residential units will be added in Mountain View in the next 10 to 15 years. Much of this growth will be in the northern portion of our district. These exciting new developments, though, mean that MVWSD is facing the addition of approximately 2,500 new students to our schools. This means MVWSD may need the equivalent of two new elementary schools plus additional seats for middle school students.  

This presents some challenges for the District. Partnerships with City, the developers, and residents are the path forward to planning for the future.
· Existing Capacity. Predicted growth exceeds current school facility capacity by 1,300 students 
· Land is expensive and in high demand
· Construction. The cost of construction alone for a new elementary school could exceed $75 million.
· Traffic. The negative effect of additional traffic on our schools, staff, families and community.

MVWSD is currently working on a facilities plan that will guide how we manage this growth in the next decade. We need to hear from you about important considerations and priorities as we develop this plan, which will be finalized in the coming weeks.

MVWSD looks forward to working together to solve these community issues and dreaming of our schools of the future.

How community residents can get involved
Attend District Board of Trustees meetings 
Contact the Council Members 
Attend upcoming City Council meetings

Presentations to the Board of Trustees
* Aug. 29, 2017 North Bayshore Development and Impact on MVWSD
* November 2, 2017 Update on North Bayshore Development
February 7, 2019 North Bayshore Development and Impact on MVWSD * March 7, 2019 North Bayshore Development and Impact on MVWSD * April 25, 2019 Study Session on Urban School Design * June 13, 2019 North Bayshore Development and Impact on MVWSD
* October 10, 2019 Challenges:  Future Growth 
October 24, 2019 Challenges:  Future Growth 

Demographic information demonstrating impact of expected growth
* 2014-15 Demographic Analysis
* Nov. 5, 2015 Enrollment Report to the Board * Fall 2016 Enrollment Projections
* Fall 2017 Residential Research Summary
* September 7, 2017 Enrollment Report
* April 5, 2018 Enrollment Update
* October 2018 Enrollment Report to the Board
* May 30, 2019 Enrollment Update
* October 2019 Enrollment Update

Funding options to accommodate future growth
* Results of polling for bond and/or parcel tax
* Solar feasibility study

Communications regarding future growth
* Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to City Council regarding working together growth in North Bayshore and East Whisman
* August 31, 2018 Letter to City Council regarding North Bayshore Precise Plan Development
* December 11, 2018 Letter to City Council regarding North Bayshore Precise Plan : Bonus FAR Requalification
* February 26, 2019 Letter to City Council regarding North Bayshore Precise Plan Google Offer
* May 15, 2019 Letter to U. S. Army regarding Shenandoah property * May 15, 2019 Letter to Rep. Anna Eshoo regarding Shenandoah property
* May 15, 2019 Letter to City Council regarding Shenandoah property
* Sept. 5, 2019 Letter to City regarding Objecting to Responses to East Whisman Precise Plan and Environmental Impact Report
* Sept. 6, 2019 Letter to City Council regarding Sobrato negotiations
* Oct. 14, 2019 Letter to City Council regarding concerns about future growth
* Nov. 5, 2019 Letter to City Council regarding urging consistent school strategy
* Nov. 13, 2019 Letter to Martin Alkire regarding response to North Bayshore Precise Plan EIR 


In the news
MVWSD planning for influx of students- Mercury News 
School Board optimistic about North Bayshore – Mountain View Voice 
Children from North Bayshore would flood schools Mountain View Voice 

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