After eight years serving as a trustee on the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education, outgoing member Rhoda Bress, 62, received a heartfelt farewell and standing ovation from colleagues, friends and family as her second term came to a close Thursday evening.
The recently completed $110 million Christopher High School is a vision of architectural excellence, but its athletic field – more or less a “pasture of dirt and natural grass in terrible shape” – is turning heads in a bad way.
Four years after a former Gilroy Unified School District trustee allegedly embezzled more than $52,000 from a leading South County social services agency, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has charged Francisco Dominguez with two counts of felony grand theft.
Glowing accolades from the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education topped off a whirlwind two years for the Garlic Capital's newest charter school, which is sailing full speed ahead toward its next milestone.
With the average college graduate buried beneath $25,000 in student loans in an economy darkened by rampant unemployment, pricey tuition rates elicit cynical farce from humor writers like Jarod Kintz, who scoffed, “I wouldn’t advise making a four-year commitment to eventually land an $8 an hour job.”
“Shocked,” “surprised,” “stunned” and “disappointed” by an unexpected 4-2 vote cast Monday by City Council against placing a joint city-school sales tax on the November ballot, it’s “back to the drawing board” for Gilroy School Board trustees as they attempt to safeguard the district from a possible $8.1 million cut in state funding next year.
The Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education must pass a balanced budget for 2012-13 – and they did exactly that during Thursday’s regular board meeting – but not before a spirited venting session peppered with trustees’ opinions on being forced to pass a “barley balanced” budget based on “fake math.”
The Gilroy Unified School District is facing $3 million to $7 million in state cuts next year, which means the 17-year-old pool at South Valley Middle School will sink into the growing pile of budget casualties if someone doesn't throw it a lifeline.