Supts eNews - Sept 22, 2023- English


In this edition ...

  • Update on City/Schools sharing of school fields
  • Board meeting review: Teachers granted permanent status
  • High Fives: Kinder chat

MVWSD presents solutions to City/Schools sharing of school fields


MVWSD remains committed to protecting public access to school fields after school hours.

At last night’s Board of Trustees meeting, MVWSD presented solutions that resolve the last two sticking points in an agreement between the City and the school district about how school fields are maintained and rented. The Board of Trustees’ solutions reflect best practices from neighboring cities.

“I am really excited that we found solutions to maintain this long-standing partnership between the City and School District. Considering that negotiations on the concepts have been completed, it appears that both organizations can sign off by our next meetings,” said Board President Laura Ramirez Berman.

“While this agreement may not be perfect, it will preserve a valued partnership in our community. Future collaboration will allow us to solve any issues that come up so that we can protect the community's access to these important spaces.”

The agreement delineates how the residents of Mountain View access approximately 88 acres of land after school hours in exchange for ongoing field maintenance. One of the many benefits for residents is the below-market rate rentals of school fields for youth and adult sports.

“MVWSD is dedicated to preserving the community’s use of these shared green spaces,” said Superintendent Dr. Ayinde Rudolph. “We encourage the City to follow a similar approach and start the needed healing in our community.”

MVWSD’s proposed solutions align with the City’s publicly stated goals for the agreement. Now that common ground has been found, the last step to complete the agreement is to finalize the language. MVWSD’s suggestions will result in more objective criteria for recognizing organizations that apply to use fields. The suggestions would also update field rental practices and fees to provide more transparency. The City of Sunnyvale’s policy is an example.

Since 1959, the City of Mountain View and Mountain View School District/the Whisman School District/MVWSD have enjoyed a Joint Use Agreement for sharing school-owned green space after school hours. To view the presentation, click here.


Board meeting review: Teachers granted permanent status

Several teachers were honored last night at the Board of Trustees meeting for earning permanent status in our district. This means these educators have successfully completed their first two years of teaching at MVWSD, and are reelected to serve a third year. Congratulations, and thank you for your dedication to our students!

Chloe Alessi, Stevenson Elementary School
Jamie Backman, Graham Middle School
Joseph Bowler, Landels Elementary School
Christine Chen, District Office
Patricia Ciccantelli, Crittenden Middle School
Judith Espino, Vargas Elementary School
Jordan Garvey, Theuerkauf Elementary School
Sukanya Guha, Stevenson Elementary School
Jacie Krampert, District Office
Maribel Leon, Mistral Elementary School
Daniel Myers, District Office
Melanie Sherman, Landels Elementary School
Emily Suryan, Vargas Elementary School
Lauren Willigan, Stevenson Elementary School 

High Fives: Kinder chat

Kinder chatNeed a reason to smile today? There's nothing like a good kinder chat to brighten your day! As we get settled into the school year, Dr. Rudolph caught up with some of our youngest learners to hear about their experience so far. See what they had to say in this video

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