The MVWSD is committed to engaging students, parents, and the community, including our City, non-profit organizations, and local businesses, as partners in our mission.
How to get information
Our goal is to make District information readily available to the community. The following are ways to information and get involved:
- Search the District website
- Contact District staff by phone or email
- Review the District Public Calendar and attend a school or District event.
One of the ways the District meets its commitment to working with the community is by including a diverse representation of parents, staff and community members on District committees. We encourage any interested individuals to attend these committee meetings, which are open to the public, and we invite community members to apply to be committee members. Please click on the links below for more information and applications and check the District's Public Calendar for meeting dates and locations.
- The District Advisory Committee (DAC) is made up of representatives from each school site council and meets monthly to learn about and provide input on key aspects of the District, including assessments, current instructional initiatives, and the District budget.
- The District English Language Advisory Council (DELAC) is a group of elected parents whose children are English Learners. DELAC advises on student programs and services available in order to achieve academic success.
- The Measure G Oversight Committee is a committee of independent citizens that oversees the expenditure of Measure G general obligation bond funds.
- The Parcel Tax Citizens Oversight Advisory Committee (PTOAC) is a committee of independent citizens that oversees the proceeds of the Measure C parcel tax.
- The Board Facilities Committee is a committee that includes a broad range of community representatives and provides an open public forum whereby the community can be informed of and participate in the Measure G facilities construction process.
- The GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Advisory Committee includes both parents and teachers from each school. It meets at least quarterly.
In addition, there are school committees. Please see each school’s website for more information about valuable opportunities for involvement and engagement.
Customer Service and Complaints
The District strives to support the success of every child by proudly and consistently providing excellent customer service through credibility, knowledge, and understanding. Sometimes, issues arise. We want to know about those instances so that we may work with you to resolve them. MVWSD has Uniform Complaint Procedures that are outlined in Board Policy BP 1312.3 and Administrative Regulation AR 1312.3
The district is primarily responsible for complying with applicable state and federal laws and regulations governing educational programs. The district shall investigate complaints alleging failure to comply with such laws and/or alleging discrimination and shall seek to resolve those complaints in accordance with the district's uniform complaint procedures.
Public Record Requests
As a public agency, the District adheres to the California Public Records Act which requires that governmental records shall be disclosed to the public, upon request, unless there is a specific reason not to do so. Permissible exemptions from disclosure include documents that invade an individual’s right to privacy (e.g., privacy in certain personnel, medical, or student records) or hinder the government’s need to perform its assigned functions in a reasonably efficient manner (e.g., maintaining confidentiality of investigative records, official information, records related to pending litigation, and preliminary notes or memoranda).
Requests for documents pursuant to the California Public Records Act should be directed to the Superintendent at 750-A San Pierre Way, Mountain View, CA 94043.
All school and District newsletters are available in both English and Spanish. The District is committed to providing access and communication for all those who desire to attend Board meetings. Anyone planning to attend a Board meeting who requires special assistance or English translation or interpretation is asked to call the Superintendent’s Office at 650-526-3552 at least 48 hours in advance of the time and date of the meeting.