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September 24, 2020

Tag: education

School budget ax – deep cuts

Somber expressions and serious talk marked a lengthy portion of the Gilroy Unified School Board meeting Thursday night, where trustees discussed "the dismantling of public education as we know it."

Learn the basics of backpacking

Have you thought about adventuring in the back country, but don't know where to start?

Painful times: Pay cuts prevail at GUSD

The Gilroy Unified School District will not restore any of the five instructional furlough days for teachers, administrative and management staff this year, meaning graduation dates will stay the same and GUSD personnel won't get back any of their 4 percent pay cut.

Traffic fixes should ease CHS rush hour

Christopher High School junior Jerry Ponce keeps his head on a swivel, especially around 3 p.m. when the final bell rings and it's time to amble home along Santa Teresa Boulevard.

Represent Gilroy! Poster contest open to all California students

In conjunction with Arbor Week coming up March 7-14, third, fourth and fifth grade students throughout California are invited to participate in the California Arbor Week Poster Contest.

School budget yo-yo in flux again

Gilroy Unified School District trustees will begin to visit the feasibility of restoring furlough days during Thursday's Board of Education budget study session, but the glimmer of possible good news may be overshadowed by an ominous fiscal rain cloud.

Two Gilroy schools honored with 2020 Vision Awards

A pair of Gilroy schools are two of 20 in Santa Clara County being honored as recipients of the inaugural 2020 Vision awards of the SJ2020 initiative, which is a collaborative community effort to eliminate the achievement gap by the year 2020.

Learning lessons from challenges of others

I'll be the first one to stand up and say that I'm guilty of using the word "retarded" in jest, without thinking twice as it left my lips. But sometimes, in order to gain a new perspective, all it takes is knowing someone with challenges different from your own. That's how it happened for me.