• District
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    • Measure G

       

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      10
      • Bond

         

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    • Parcel Tax

      Parcel Tax Citizens Oversight Advisory Committee (PTOAC)

      Quick links:

      Overview

      Many of our community members are not aware of how much the Mountain View Whisman School District depends upon locally generated revenue to supplement state and federal education funding. In our District, this revenue constitutes nearly a quarter of our total revenue.

      One of the largest sources of this local revenue is our Parcel Tax, which generated more than $2.8 million for the District in 2012-13. Our local Parcel Tax was approved in 2009 as Measure C to maintain the high quality of our neighborhood schools. It has been used to fund programs that the District would not otherwise have been able to provide. In 2012-13, the Parcel Tax provided essential funding for the following:

      • For all District schools –
        • Classroom teachers (to offset state funding cuts)
        • Library technicians to maintain school libraries
        • Counseling and mental health services
      • For all K-5 schools –
        • Physical education for all students in grades 1-5
        • Outdoor education (science camp) for all students in grade 5
        • Materials and staffing for “hands-on” science programs
        • Additional custodial staff to ensure clean and well-maintained classrooms and campuses
        • Clerical staff to provide school office assistance and family and student support
      • For both middle schools –
        • Classroom teachers to expand instrumental and vocal music programs
        • Staff and programs to provide intervention and support for “at risk” students

      The Parcel Tax is an additional tax charged to property owners, who annually pay between $127 and $1,116, based on the size of their parcel. There are specified exemptions for senior citizens, those receiving Supplemental Security Income, and owners of multiple contiguous (adjacent) parcels operated as a single business. The current Parcel Tax was approved for eight years and is set to expire in 2017.

      In order to ensure that the proceeds of the Parcel Tax are spent according to the terms approved by voters, Measure C requires a citizen’s oversight committee composed of homeowners, business representatives, parents, and community members who meet 3-4 times a year and report to the Board of Trustees on an annual basis. The Parcel Tax Oversight Advisory Committee protects the taxpayers' investment in education and ensures District accountability through independent financial audits of revenues and expenditures.

      We want to express our continuing gratitude to those MVWSD residents who supported the Parcel Tax and to those property owners who provide such an essential resource for our students.

      Meetings and Membership

      2014 - 15 Meetings

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      January 28, 2015 Agenda
      November 19, 2014 Agenda  
      September 17, 2014 Agenda

      Parcel Tax Committee Members:

      Chair Steve Sherman
      Vice Chair Laurence Maller
      Secretary David Greene
      Member Mike Cobb
      Member Sundar Subbarayan
      Member Thida Cornes
      District Rep. Terese McNamee

      Parcel Tax Documents

      Senior Exemption Form

      Home owners of 65 or older are eligible for an exemption for their principal residence.

      Download

      Measure C Parcel Tax Oversight Advisory Committee Application

      Download

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    • Human Resources

      District Employment

      Please consider joining our team!  We seek talented, dedicated, and hard-working certificated and classified team members. Our mission is to "demonstrate, daily, a relentless commitment to the success of every child," and our core values are Academic Excellence, Strong Community, and a Broad Worldview. We expect exceptional results, strong collaboration, and fierce appreciation of the strength of our ethnic, cultural and economic diversity.

      To learn more about how to apply, visit edjoin.org.

      Assistant Superintendent This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (650) 526-3553
      Administrative Assistant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (650) 526-3583
      Human Resource Technician This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (650) 526-3555

       

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  • News & Hot Topics
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  • Schools

    Schools & Programs

    Mountain View Whisman School District has seven elementary (K-5) schools and two middle (6-8) schools. We invite you to visit each of our schools.
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  • Parents
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  • Students
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  • Community
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  • Board Meetings

    Board Meetings

    The Board of Trustees generally meets the first and third Thursday of each month, except the month of July.  Meetings are held at the District Office, 750-A  San Pierre Way, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Members of the public are encouraged to attend these meetings.

    2014-15 Regular Board Meeting Calendar:

    August 21, 2014

    Agenda 

    Agenda w/background materials

    Video  Minutes 

    September 4, 2014

    Agenda Agenda w/background materials

    Video

    Minutes

    September 18, 2014

    Agenda

    Agenda w/background materials

    Video

    Minutes

    September 26, 2014

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    Video

    Minutes

    October 4, 2014

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    Video

    Minutes

    October 4, 2014 Closed Session

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    Minutes

    October 9, 2014

    Agenda Agenda w/background materials Video Minutes

    October 23, 2014

    Agenda

    Agenda w/background materials

    Recommendación del Equipo de la Reestructuración de Castro

    Video

    November 6, 2014

    Agenda Agenda w/background material Video  

    November 10, 2014

    Agenda   No video due to technical difficulties  

    November 13, 2014

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    November 20, 2014

    Agenda Agenda w/background material  Video  

    November 20, 2014 Closed Session

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    November 21, 2014

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    December 4, 2014

    Agenda Video  

    December 11, 2014

    Agenda Agenda w/background material Video  

    January 8, 2015

    Agenda

    Agenda w/background material

    Presentation: Discussion of Major Tasks to be Accomplished

    Video  

    January 10, 2015

    Agenda

      Video  

    January 12, 2015

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    January 22, 2015

    Agenda

    Agenda w/background material

    Presentation: LCAP & LCFF

    Presentation: Castro Next Steps

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    February 2, 2015

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    February 5, 2015

    Agenda Agenda w/background material    

    March 5, 2015

           

    March 19, 2015

           

    April 2, 2015

           

    April 19, 2015

           

    May 7, 2015

           

    May 21, 2015

           

    June 4, 2015

           

    June 18, 2015

           
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  • Enrollment
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  • Community Announcements

    Community PSAs

    As a public service to the MVWSD community, we are sharing the following announcements.  Please note that publication of these announcements does not constitute endorsement of the programs or events listed below.

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  • Enrollment Site
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  • Board Meeting Videos
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  • Board Policies
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  • District Advisory Committee

    District Advisory Committee(DAC)

    Meetings are held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the District Office.

    Date Location Topic Person(s) Responsible Meeting Notes
    Tue, September 16 Board Room Facilities Update & Student, Parent, & Community Engagement Terese McNamee, Phyllis Rodgers Notes
    Tue, October 21 Board Room Common Core State Standards Cathy Baur Notes
    Tue, November 18 Conference Room District Enrollment, Boundaries, and Programs Karen Robinson, Terese McNamee, Cathy Baur  
    Tue, December 2 Board Room Mountain View Bicycle Transportation Plan    
    Tue, January 20 Board Room

    2015-16 Local Control Accountability Plan (Input)

    Phyllis Rodgers, Terese McNamee, and Cathy Baur

     

    Tue, March 17 Board Room

    Special Education Services

    Cindy Perez

     

    Tue, May 19 Board Room

    2015-16 Budget, Consolidated Application, and Local Control Accountability Plan (review)

     Phyllis Rodgers, Terese McNamee, and Cathy Baur

     

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  • Health Videos
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  • Superintendent

     Interim Superintendent

    Superintendent Executive Assistant
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Kathi Lilga

     

    Kevin Skelly

    Kevin Skelly is the former superintendent of the Palo Alto Unified School District, a post he held for seven years from July 2007 to June 2014. He came to Palo Alto after serving as an associate superintendent of Learning Support Services for the Poway Unified School District, a district of 35,000 students in San Diego County.  Prior to Poway, Skelly was the principal of Saratoga High School in Saratoga, California for eleven years. Skelly’s background includes work with budgeting, benefits, school construction, curriculum and instruction, standards and assessment, special education, and staff development. Skelly received his BA in Economics from Harvard and his Ph.D. in Education Management and Policy from UC, Berkeley. He and his wife Carrie have four grown children. 

    2014-15 Letters to the community

    2014-15 Friday Memos to the Board of Trustees

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